Technology


Technology is the means to transformation, not an end in itself. Rigid internal structures impede many organizations' digital transformation efforts.

Cashierless stores, like Amazon Go, have great potential to shake up the brick-and-mortar landscape. According to GPShopper, 48% of US internet users believe scan-and-go technology would make shopping easier. And 43% would rather try scan-and-go than wait in a checkout line.

Smart glasses, like Google Glass, failed in the consumer space but are finding success in workplaces.

For many companies, it is necessary to regularly update their digital strategies in order to stay competitive. But old tech systems can make this an onerous task.

The glut of big tech deals and consolidation is, in some ways, reflective of what’s going on in the broader economy. According to Dealogic, global M&A deals are on pace to reach $4.8 trillion this year, which would set a record.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," we delve into how technology and the sharing economy are affecting popular tourist destinations, and what measures are being taken by local tourism organizations to promote sustainable travel.

Ted Dhanik, CEO and co-founder of ad tech firm engage:BDR, spoke about how publishers can use cryptocurrencies to get paid faster.

Quorum mined statements from members of Congress over the past decade and found that they talk more about technology than any other sector of the economy.

A global survey focusing on new technologies identified some as confusing, but others as both confusing and overhyped.

In the latest episode of eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast, the topic is “Big Tech.” Once beloved, major tech brands now face a backlash. What are the implications for the platforms amidst potential political, regulatory and consumer pressures?

While recent data reveals big differences in attitudes toward a range of shopping-related technologies, there are some noteworthy exceptions.

As use of AI grows (27% of executives in a PwC study have already implemented AI), so do calls for ways to interpret how AI models make decisions. This has given rise to a new buzzword: explainable AI, which refers to algorithms that make decisions humans can explain. PwC, for example, says it “integrates risk mitigation and ethical concerns into algorithms and data sets from the start.”

Last week, more than 188,000 tech enthusiasts descended upon Las Vegas for CES to get a glimpse of the latest and greatest gadgets from around the world. As far as dazzle, the show didn’t disappoint.

A lot of companies in the ad industry hope to profit from the digitalization of TV. But as with any big change, uncertainty creates some fear.

According to a new study, CMOs will likely pay more attention to technology strategies and making their interactions more human in the next year.

Although it receives constant buzz, there are a few reasons why blockchain isn't widely adopted yet.

Bennett Hong, CTO of adtech company Jingshuo, discusses what's keeping advertisers in China from adopting blockchain technology.

Smartphones with biometrics, like facial recognition, are becoming the norm. But not everyone is running out to get the latest device that uses this type of technology—even if it does help protect their privacy.

In the latest episode of "Behind the Numbers," eMarketer analyst Mark Dolliver discusses how internet users over the age of 65 spend their time online, and what's holding many back from adopting newer technology.