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Werbung in der Coronakrise

Amazon, Walmart Suspend Marketing Deals With Digital Media Firms – Publishers are bracing for a pullback in advertising amid the Covid-19 pandemic. And one big shoe has already dropped: Amazon and Walmart have temporarily suspended commerce marketing deals with digital media firms such as BuzzFeed, two people familiar with the situation said.“

The Information

„Coronakrise: Verlagen brechen Werbeeinnahmen weg – Nachrichten sind derzeit hoch gefragt. Dennoch sinken die Umsätze für einige Medien im bedrohlichen Maß. Ein Grund dafür: ‚Brand Safety‚. … Denn große Markenhersteller versuchen ihre Werbung gerade nur im positiven Kontext zu veröffentlichen. Nach internen Daten, die Buzzfeed News vorliegen, hat alleine ein großer Markenhersteller auf über 100 internationalen Websites 35 Millionen Mal die Auslieferung von Werbung abgeblockt.“


Amazon unter massivem Druck

Amazon Struggles to Find Its Coronavirus Footing. ‚It’s a Time of Great Stress.‘ – Amazon order volumes match those of the holiday season. Usually, the company has months to prepare. Before the pandemic hit, it has had just weeks, and the strain is showing in shortages, delays and worker unrest, including some walkouts, no-shows and Covid-related sickness. – At times, Amazon has had to operate warehouses with half the typical number of workers, according to employees. … Amazon has been processing from 10% to 40% more packages than normal for this time of year, according to an employee tally at one delivery center. … Employees have tested positive for Covid-19 or been placed in quarantine in at least 15 Amazon locations in the U.S. used for storing, sorting or delivering packages, from California to New York, according to the company. Facilities with at least one confirmed case can be temporarily closed for cleaning and reopen once that process is complete, Amazon said.“


Zoom ohne E2E-Verschlüsselung

Zoom Meetings Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted, Despite Misleading Marketing – Zoom, the video conferencing service whose use has spiked amid the Covid-19 pandemic, claims to implement end-to-end encryption, widely understood as the most private form of internet communication, protecting conversations from all outside parties. In fact, Zoom is using its own definition of the term, one that lets Zoom itself access unencrypted video and audio from meetings.“

The Intercept – Siehe auch: Sichere Videokonferenzsoftware mit E2E-Verschlüsselung

Internet Traffic und Zoom

Comcast says voice and video calls have skyrocketed 212 percent during widespread self-isolationTraffic zooms up as more people work from home – Voice and video calls have more than tripled on Comcast’s network over the past month since people across the US started working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a blog post this afternoon, Comcast said traffic for that category is up 212 percent in total, with overall peak traffic on its network up by 32 percent. In some cities, like San Francisco and Seattle, Comcast says peak traffic is up closer to 60 percent. … AT&T is seeing an increase in usage of its network, too. Last week, it saw weekday traffic increases of around 30 percent month over month, with a spike in texting and Wi-Fi calling.“

The Verge

Skype wächst, boomt aber nicht

Microsoft’s Skype struggles have created a Zoom moment – Skype is missing out to Zoom and others during the coronavirus pandemic – If the coronavirus pandemic had swept across the world in 2011, everyone would have been using Skype to connect over video and voice calls. Instead, rivals like Zoom and Houseparty are having a moment of huge growth in 2020 thanks to consumers looking for Skype alternatives. … Microsoft originally acquired Skype for $8.5 billion back in 2011. It was the same year that Zoom and Snapchat were founded, and Apple launched its iPhone 4. Skype had more than 100 million active users back then, and 8 million of those were paying to use the service to make and receive calls using the voice over internet protocol (VoIP). … Microsoft had one big problem to solve early on, though. The company had acquired a service that was based on peer-to-peer (P2P) technology, which made it less efficient on mobile devices.“

The Verge