Mike's Industry View - Issue #84
Giphy Studios is trying to help actors, musicians and advertisers slide into your DMs with funny short videos.
Brands want streamlined partners who help them build trust.
Salon has rolled out its own solution to the worsening adblocker situation that is depriving publishers of income. CEO Jordan Hoffner is piloting a scheme that gives adblock users an ad-free experience on the site but only if they opt into mining cryptocurrency for Salon, for the duration of their visit.
Porsche will now be using 3D printers to keep older cars running, eliminating the cost of tooling for a conventional production run, as well as storage costs.
The publisher has steadily grown its following and has nearly 860,000 Instagram followers to date, up 57 percent from a year ago. More interesting yet, 60 percent of those who follow links to the Guardian’s site are new to the Guardian.
Snap will finally start giving digital celebrities more data about how popular their posts are -- a move that could help reverse an exodus to Instagram.