The Weekly Listen: Apple's privacy measures, Spotify's Greenroom, and IRL's potential June 25

On today's episode, we discuss Apple's upcoming iOS 15 privacy measures, what we make of Spotify's new Clubhouse competitor Greenroom, whether new social network IRL can take on Facebook groups, if we can expect a new data privacy agency, how much people are getting out, American's favorite time of the year, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analysts Audrey Schomer and Sara M. Watson and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

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This fall, US consumers will be able to use Afterpay’s app to shop at popular retailers even if those stores don’t have a partnership with the BNPL provider, helping it capitalize on a lucrative market and fostering increased customer engagement.

The neobank’s addition of several new features to its paid accounts could help it attract and retain premium customers.

Adobe Analytics estimates that total US ecommerce sales on Prime Day surpassed $11 billion, and Amazon said that its global customers bought more than 250 million items during the coveted two-day shopping event.

On today's episode, we discuss mobile devices' role in online grocery, how consumers' physical and digital shopping worlds are colliding, and the next major challenge for grocers. We then talk about marketers' social strategies, why Facebook is risking scrutiny to launch an Instagram for kids, and what to make of Reels getting ads. Tune in to the discussion with vice president of marketing Camilo Reina Ramirez and marketing director Lina Toledo of Grupo Éxito and eMarketer senior analysts at Insider Intelligence Matteo Ceurvels and Jasmine Enberg.

Ecommerce sales at Walmart, including Sam's Club, will reach $67.39 billion in 2021, per our forecast.

Viva Republica’s $7.4 billion valuation springs from substantial user acquisition opportunities and a potentially lucrative exit—and uplifts the country’s whole fintech ecosystem.

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The planned acquisition of Provide—which caters to healthcare providers with loans and savings products—gives the US regional bank access to a large market and a professional niche.