Technology

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock recently shared her insights and takeaways from CES 2020.

While some consumers are warming up to retail tech, others aren’t as charmed by it—even if it results in more personalized experiences.

Earlier this month, more than 175,000 tech enthusiasts gathered at CES 2020 in Las Vegas for a preview of the world’s most exciting new products. As usual, the exhibit space was chock-full of futuristic, eye-popping innovations, including flying Hyundai Ubers, bionic robot sharks, smart pajamas and zero-gravity bathtubs. But beneath the shiny veneers and seemingly endless hype, tech companies are working quietly to address a growing problem: As AI, the internet of things (IoT) and next-generation connectivity relentlessly creep into everyday life, “tech angst” is at an all-time high.

Jayne Pimentel, senior director of growth marketing for DraftKings spoke with eMarketer on her insights and predictions for this year and her takeaways from CES 2020.

Rob Pegoraro, a Washington, DC-based freelance tech journalist who writes for USA Today, Fast Company and Yahoo Finance spoke with eMarketer on his insights and predictions for this year and his takeaways from CES 2020.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses what she learned from the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show. She then explains the significance of facial recognition bias and why paying with your hand makes sense.

Adobe senior strategic development manager Chris Duffey spoke with eMarketer on his insights and predictions for this year about CES 2020.

There’s a lot of enthusiasm around retail and tech, particularly visual search. While not mainstream yet, more than half of US internet users said they were most excited about using the technology as part of their shopping experience, according to a survey conducted by ViSenze.

eMarketer principal analyst Karin von Abrams and GlobalWebIndex (GWI) chief research officer Jason Mander discuss eMarketer’s ninth annual Global Media Intelligence report, a comprehensive review of traditional and digital media usage in 41 countries, based on GWI data. Focus areas include the growth of digital video, the shifting device landscape and the latest on voice assistants and smart-home devices.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock shares the latest on biometric marketing, including business applications of the latest physiological and behavioral identification techniques.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson and junior analyst Blake Droesch explain whether Americans want a social app geared toward close friends. Then, forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom discusses whether the Disney+ bundle can lure sports viewers from cable, breaks down whether Waymo’s robot taxi improvements outweigh rider complaints and more.