Why Google crushed Q1, what to expect from a 2021 ad recovery, and cookie doomsday May 4

On today's episode, we discuss what stood out the most about Google's Q1 performance. We then talk about what kind of ad recovery we expect this year and why Google is in hot water again, as well as look at some survey data about third-party cookie doomsday. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom.

Auto insurance customers shopped around more than ever amid the pandemic, causing a 3% increase in their migration to the five biggest US insurers—here are two ways insurtechs can fight back.

Wealthsimple hits 2M Canadian users amid neobanking push: The Canadian fintech reached a user threshold as it hit a CAD$5 billion valuation from its latest funding round—positive signs that it could become a significant player despite the challenges in its home market.

A key UK pandemic SMB loan program turns 1: The Bounce Bank Loan Scheme provided £46.53 billion ($59.67 billion) to strapped businesses and offered neobanks a chance to grow their books—but lenders now have to deal with repayments and keeping the borrowers.

SPACs and bankers have reportedly approached Omada about making a public debut—underscoring how rapidly the digital therapeutics space has transformed over the past year as companies test international waters.

Telecoms vs New York: Organizations representing the US’ major telecoms have challenged a New York state law requiring ISPs to provide affordable broadband. The lawsuit could definitively determine whether states can regulate broadband pricing.

eMarketer is pleased to moderate a Tech-Talk Webinar featuring Litmus' Cynthia Price, vice president of marketing, along with Epsilon Messaging’s Nicole Eaton, vice president, group accounts, and Proactiv’s Dave Sims, head of customer experience. They will discuss tried and tested strategies for creating high-performing email onboarding programs.

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On today's episode, we discuss how LinkedIn is evolving, how successful its creator initiative can be, whether its upcoming social audio platform can compete with Clubhouse, and how user growth and ad revenues are performing. We then talk about whether we can expect nearly all events this year to be virtual, making B2B events more appealing, and how robots can make our lives easier in the office. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Jillian Ryan.