Zuck announces FB newsfeed split, Telegram plans Crypto currency & Snap data leak: this week in media

Zuck announces FB newsfeed split, Telegram plans Crypto currency & Snap data leak: this week in media

Zuck announces FB newsfeed split spells bad news for publishers

Mark Zuckerberg announced changes to the Facebook news feed, focusing content more on ‘personal connections’  and less on news and branded content.  FB’s share price dropped 5% on the news.  Read more on Facebook here >>

Snap data leak

This week saw the leaking of some of Snap’s key product performance data - usually kept secret by CEO Evan Spiegel. The data point to troubles in developing Snap out as a platform, with low engagement rate in certain product features e.g. Snap Maps.  Read more on The Daily Beast here >>

Telegram plans for crypto to rival WeChat

Encrypted messaging startup Telegram plans to launch its own blockchain platform and native cryptocurrency, powering payments on its chat app and beyond - in a multi-billion dollar ICO - positioning along the lines of China’s WeChat.  Read more on TechCrunch here >>

RTL acquires United screens for €12.4 million

RTL has fully acquired Nordic multiplatform video network, United Screens, for a price of SEK 120 million (€12.4 million).  Read more on DigitalTVEurope here >>

Facebook explains its newsfeed changes, Amazon set for media acquisitions & Guardian launches new look: this week in media

Facebook explains its newsfeed changes, Amazon set for media acquisitions & Guardian launches new look: this week in media

What happened in 2017 - media industry news review for the year 2017

What happened in 2017 - media industry news review for the year 2017