Technology

On today's episode, we discuss Google and Facebook paying for news in Australia, what consumers think of Apple's privacy labels, the changing content moderation rules, Maryland's digital ad tax, how much time is spent with social, controlling someone else's dreams, and more. Tune in to listen to the discussion with eMarketer analyst Blake Droesch, principal analyst Jeremy Goldman, and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Sara M. Watson.

UX/UI design choices that trap users are now part of the legal lexicon.

Facebook Reality Labs VP suggests privacy matters more than the product experience. Even as Facebook struggles to make the pivot, privacy might finally become a competitive advantage.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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%.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.