Mobile


Spotify will see double-digit growth in 2018, according to eMarketer estimates. We expect 58.4 million people in the US to use Spotify, which represents 20.8% of internet users. This and other digital trends are included in this year's Global Media Intelligence report. Today, we take a look at the streaming audio market.

In the latest episode of “Behind the Numbers,” forecasters Showmik Podder and Chris Bendtsen break out data from eMarketer’s new estimates for mobile payments usage. How many people around the world use mobile phones to make payments? Where are mobile payments the most common? Why would anyone want to pay via phone, anyway?

The cash culture in Germany is holding back mobile payment adoption in the country. Many people are comfortable paying with cash and don’t see any significant benefits to changing their habits, especially older generations.

Mobile payment adoption in the UK isn't as widespread as in other markets, with only 7.2 million people in the country expected to use the payment method this year.

As smartphone ownership becomes the norm among teens, the device dominates their overall digital usage. And even teens themselves wonder whether they use it too much.

Americans are spending less time with most major media, with one major exception: smartphones. eMarketer has curated this Roundup of articles, insights and interviews to break down the key trends in mobile marketing today.

Nancy Inouye, national media manager at Toyota Motor North America, explains why Twitter and Snapchat advertising remain beneficial for the brand.

A May 2018 survey of younger US internet users found that many Gen Zers are using apps like YouTube and Snapchat a lot more than they did a year prior.

Display ads in Messenger's inbox can help brands reach eyeballs, but advertisers should be careful not to overstep their bounds.

On average, smartphone users worldwide delete their apps 5.8 days after they last used them, and 40% of them will reinstall.

Every week on eMarketer’s “Behind the Numbers” podcast, we take a few minutes to discuss some of the most intriguing headlines of the past seven days. This week, we're chatting about Bitcoin, tech taxes, and a novel you can read on FB Messenger.

In this eMarketer Analyst Webinar, Yory Wurmser, eMarketer principal analyst, examines advertising and marketing opportunities in the major map and navigation apps.

In China, mobile payments have made large inroads thanks to rapid smartphone adoption and the absence of alternative payment methods.

India is home to the world’s fastest growing proximity payment market. According to eMarketer estimates, adoption is projected to jump nearly 40% this year.

Casie Jordan, director of professional services at MoPub, spoke about how app publishers are adjusting the ways they sell inventory programmatically.

Arielle Vogelstein, growth principal at Via, talks about Snapchat's advertising potential.

Recent improvements in computer-vision technology have finally made this dream a reality, and the biggest technology companies, including Pinterest, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and eBay, now have visual search tools.

In its latest advertising forecast, eMarketer sharply lowered its projections for Snap’s US ad revenue for 2018 and beyond, as an increasingly automated buying system brings down prices.

Apps vs. mobile sites has been the subject of debate since the dawn of smartphones. For a period it seemed like apps fell out of favor, but there is proof that trend is reversing in the retail industry.