Technology


eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Victoria Petrock discusses how to make marketing more accessible. She then talks about the most interesting takeaways from this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), how to make people feel more comfortable with facial recognition technology, and the significance of two driverless car developments.

eMarketer senior analyst Bill Fisher and principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Karin von Abrams discuss what they're paying attention to in 2021 and why: How Brexit will impact online shopping, Amazon's European rivals, and new EU tech regulations.

Advances in AI and predictive analytics are using consumer scores to automate business decisions to predict things like risk and fraud. But concern over fairness means companies need to make scores transparent to consumers.

In a challenging year for advertising worldwide, Germany will experience a slowdown similar to that of every other market we track. Germany’s digital ad spending had grown at double-digit rates for each of the past three years, but pandemic-disrupted 2020 will see that growth slow to just 0.8%.

The US telecom industry has long been an advertising behemoth. While the telecom space has fewer companies than any of the other industries we track, these players are almost all huge spenders.

Selling to influencers and decision-makers isn't easy when done remotely.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock and research analyst Mariel Soto Reyes at Insider Intelligence discuss consumer attitudes around privacy, facial recognition and privacy rules and regulations. They then talk about how much the coronavirus has influenced contactless technology usage and whether virtual reality affects your eyes.

Though US adoption of 5G is still in its early days and consumer knowledge of the technology is lagging compared with other countries, industry professionals are already anticipating what opportunities the wireless tech will bring.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses the shifting mindset toward worker, assistant and delivery robots and offers some examples of how they are already helping people everyday. She also explains what's holding drones back and when to expect driverless cars on the roads. Then Victoria and senior research analyst Dane Finley talk about whether telehealth is here to stay, the significance of Alexa's longer-form speaking voice and whether virtual reality is capitalizing on stay-at-home measures.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a major drag on the global economy, it’s helping to accelerate the development and commercialization of several emerging technologies that have, until now, received lukewarm public and/or government support.

With many retail stores temporarily closed during the pandemic, and more consumers turning online to buy goods, major social networks have taken steps to improve their ecommerce offerings.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch, and vice president of content studio at Insider Intelligence Paul Verna discuss whether WarnerMedia just killed movie theaters, why Salesforce is buying Slack, why Facebook's buying Kustomer, the first few cases of Facebook's Oversight Board, Nielsen readies to change its TV ratings, shopping carts on WhatsApp, how much cash can fit in your pocket at once, and more.

China’s Singles’ Day is no longer just a discount shopping event, as participating digital giants are now leveraging livestreams, new product launches, and novel technologies to enhance customer engagement and the buying experience.

The US computing products & consumer electronics industry will be the fastest growing digital ad spender in 2020, increasing its spend by 18.0% in a year when the total US digital ad market will only grow by 1.7%.

eMarketer research analyst Daniel Keyes, principal analyst Andrew Lipsman and senior forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Cindy Liu discuss the emergent category of "luxury fitness" created by Nike, Peloton, lululemon and Apple. They then talk about Walmart's Prime competitor, Prime Day in the Fall and Amazon's Dash Cart.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Peter Vahle discuss the wonderful world of voice: podcasts, radio and voice ads. They then talk about Google holding on to data, a new bill to ban facial recognition technology and a bunch of robots that can cook and serve food.

As companies look to return operations to a state of normalcy, they’re investing in technologies that will prevent the spread of the still-looming coronavirus.

With most companies working remotely, many IT departments realize that they don't have the right infrastructure for this new normal.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses how supercomputers and quantum computing can help us fight the coronavirus. She also talks about the adoption of telemedicine and how biometrics are being used to diagnose people and enforce quarantine orders.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses how emerging tech innovations like social virtual reality, smart homes and 5G connectivity have shown new promise during the pandemic.