Twitter embraces Bitcoin tipping ahead of broader social media adoption September 28

Twitter has leaped ahead of Reddit and Facebook in using crypto to boost engagement—its users can now tip fellow tweeters with Bitcoin.

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On today's episode, we discuss how retailers are preparing for another pandemic-affected holiday shopping period, with the threat of empty shelves and a reimagined main street. Tune in to the discussion as eMarketer principal analyst Bill Fisher hosts principal analysts Karin von Abrams and Paul Briggs.

As digital transformation accelerates worldwide, growth in online shopping has created opportunities not only to reimagine brand relevance, but also to rethink the end-to-end customer experience. Dr. Tiffany Raymond, head of global customer advocacy, at PayPal, talks with eMarketer editorial director at Insider Intelligence Rimma Kats, about steps you can take to optimize your product, cart and checkout pages to help reduce cart abandonment, improve conversion, increase spend and boost customer loyalty.

Ria Money Transfer and Wise each forged global payment partnerships, and Singapore and Malaysia linked their payment systems.

Nearly half of US survey respondents uninterested in banking primarily through a digital-only bank cited data security as a concern, according to a PYMNTS-Optherium report.

Instagram Kids is on pause in the wake of critical reporting from The Wall Street Journal: The move suggests that Facebook hasn’t put in the necessary effort to prove that such an app is useful or important.

As we experience fundamental shifts in the way data is used for marketing purposes, the industry has an opportunity to build a more effective advertising framework that puts consumers and data privacy at the center.

Many US adults favor buy now, pay later (BNPL) services over credit cards, with 44% of those who recently used the former preferring it when making purchases.

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Following a year of lockdown-related growth in 2020, retail ecommerce sales in Western Europe will continue to rise for the next several years. By the end of 2022, ecommerce sales will account for 14.8% of total retail sales in the region and hit nearly $660 billion.