How is Spotify looking to drive growth?

Today Spotify announced product updates aiming to further differentiate in the saturated music streaming and growing podcast market. 1) International – 36 new languages and 85 markets (now total nearly 180) 2) Ad marketplace – Audience Network allowing to reach listeners on originals/exclusives, podcasts via Megaphone and Anchor. Podcast also coming to self-serve Ad Studio…

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Why has ‘Feta’ search volume has increased 4x in the last two weeks?

#Feta search volume has increased 4x Worldwide over the last two weeks, reaching an all-time high since 2004.Recipe originally created by Jenni Hayrinen from Finland has since turned into a #bakedfetapasta hit by MacKenzie Smith and amassed more than 66M views.TikTok trends can certainly move products. The Fresh Market from Charlotte reported a 45% increase…

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Disney is 4 years ahead of plan with 146M subscribers

146M subscribers and 4 years ahead of plan. Why The Walt Disney Company is winning?• Audience and strong IP• Recurring revenue driving the flywheel• Commitment to the new paradigmDisney is committed to being the entertainment company of the future, where content is streamed, guest relationships recurring, and IP extending across content, experiences & consumer products.…

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Why has Super Bowl quality of ads in decline?

Super Bowl is known for its ads, but the quality has been in decline. Why?CBS drew in only 96.4M viewers, the lowest since 2006 (in decline since 2015).And everything has a ripple effect. Fewer people watching the show -> lower sponsorship value -> less investment into ads.Super Bowl could significantly grow its audience and therefore…

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How to end video calls so they wouldn’t feel awkward?

Live end credits to a “Meeting that could’ve been an email” Great idea by Microsoft engineer Scott Hanselmanhttps://lnkd.in/gRqJ9zQ Or would you prefer the Zoom Button? https://lnkd.in/grbWCVm Hope you had a great week either way!

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Today is the day when the Baby Shark ate the world

Today is the day when the Baby Shark ate the world – the most viewed internet video of all time eclipsed the number of people in the World. While a random stat, it is incredible to see how far YouTube and its creators have come in 15 years. The top 5 most viewed videos are all music…

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Google Stadia Game Studio is shutting down

Google Stadia Game Studio is shutting down – one less player in the cloud gaming subscription race. Google decided to write it off without ever releasing a Stadia original after 2 years of investments. Including the acquisition of Typhoon Studios in Montreal (Dec 2019) and opening one in LA (Mar 2020), hiring industry veteran Jade Raymond (Mar 2019) from Ubisoft…

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Why Quibi failed? – Lessons learned and what will happen with the $1.75B investment

Quibi decided to shut down after 2 years in development, 6 months in the market and $1.75B raised. Why Quibi failed? What are the lessons learned and what will happen with the $1.75B investment from the big studios and banks? In this video: 00:00​ Intro 00:23​ Quibi Proposition 02:13​ Mobile first 04:59​ Premium content 07:54​…

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Mega Bundles – Apple One, Google One, Amazon Prime, Microsoft 365

Customer loyalty, growth and earnings are increasingly driven by recurring revenue bundles. Big 4 have all introduced their own bundles trying to compete for customer attention offering better value, convenience and simplicity. More and more services are being bundled across and within industries. In this video, let’s explore how to win in this new world…

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