Topic: Platforms

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    Baidu Announces v1.5 of its Autonomous Platform and $1.5bn Fund to Invest in Projects (Sep 21, 2017)

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    Google Assistant Coming to More Speakers, Will Control Appliances (Aug 30, 2017)

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    YouTube Reportedly Begins Offering Player as a Platform for Third Party Sites (Aug 1, 2017)

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    Facebook Adds New Features to Messenger for Businesses (Jul 28, 2017)

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    Roku Said to be Preparing 2017 IPO (Jul 13, 2017)

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    Roku Hits 15 Million Monthly Active Accounts, 7 Billion Streamed Hours in H1 (Jul 12, 2017)

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    Baidu Fleshes out its Open Platform for Autonomous Driving (Jul 5, 2017)

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    DCN report shows publisher revenue from Google, Facebook, Snapchat – Business Insider (Jan 24, 2017)

    This article (and the report it’s based on) frustratingly focuses on average numbers across a range of very different publishers, rather than providing something more detailed, which limits the usefulness of the data, but there’s some interesting stuff in here regardless. For one, this reinforces the sense that publishers are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to supporting the major new content platforms – on the one hand, they feel they can’t afford to be absent, and on the other systems like Facebook Instant Articles and Google’s AMP don’t seem to allow them to monetize as they do on their own sites. One surprising finding is how strongly Snapchat shows here relative to its overall share of ad revenue. The picture is muddied by the fact that the report covers both video and news content, and so YouTube makes a very strong showing overall too. The key takeaway for me is that these companies continue to tread a difficult and dangerous path as they work with these platforms, ceding a lot of control to them and potentially seeing less revenue as a result.

    Update: the actual report is now available here in full.

    via Business Insider