This Week in Digital – 14/07/2014

What’s happened this week:

  • Facebook acquired video platform Live Rail to improve video ads – and potentially further their advertising footprint outside of the social network?
  • Twitter acquired TapCommerce, a mobile retargeting company, as their mobile app install product came out of beta
  • Google bought “mood music” start-up Songza and shut down Orkut, their first attempt at a social network

What we have learned:

Cool stuff:

Where to find more:

  • Inside Google’s big plan to race Amazon to your door – interesting analysis by Recode
  • Will the impact of digital technology on the workforce result in more part-time workers? Google CEO Larry Page shares his thoughts in this fire side chat
  • Generation Z – Brian Solis looks at the attitude of digital natives with whom mobile and social is “just a way of life”

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