Mobile advertising will keep growing at a rapid clip despite headwinds from privacy laws and genAI. Even so, app publishers will explore additional ways of making money for premium content. This may have an impact on the type and price of ad inventory in the future, although the volume of IAA should remain strong.
Competition in the VR/XR ecosystem is heating up, and strategic hardware-software alliances could accelerate competition for Apple's premium products.
Ultra-light, slim, and energy-efficient, Honor's Magic V2 sets new standards in foldables and aims to ignite interest globally while challenging established brands.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss the quick adaptation and rejection of Threads by Instagram users, the complicated costs of bundling streaming services, where TikTok falls on the list of most influential social media apps, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of reports editing Rahul Chadha and analysts Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf and Max Willens.
The Digital Services Act enforces new rules on 19 large platforms, affecting content moderation and ads. Noncompliance could result in hefty fines or bans.
Key stat: US digital commerce platform gross payment value growth will slow down this year, increasing only 9.0% compared with last year’s 25.0%, per our forecast.
Giving Ubisoft the rights to distribute games in the EU could appease UK regulators’ concerns, clearing the final stage in gaming’s biggest acquisition.
On today's podcast episode, we discuss why the Federal Trade Commission is investigating ChatGPT-maker OpenAI; how publishers, content creators, and authors feel about generative AI; what the wrong kind of regulation looks like; and what AI rules we will likely see next. "In Other News," we talk about when we can expect to see GPT-5 and what to make of Netflix's newly launched game-controller app. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.
Casper’s subway ads give commuters fun puzzles to solve while increasing its brand awareness. Albertsons Companies leverages a game to entice consumers to play for discounts and rewards. And Nike’s mobile app earns the brand a spot in consumers’ everyday lives. Here are five ways brands are embracing gamification across different stages.
On today's episode, we discuss whether it's too early to talk about Gen Alpha, delivering things without the box, what's happening on TikTok Live, fast fashion looking to repairs, what websites will look like in the future, the most popular theme parks in the world, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian, analyst Blake Droesch, and forecasting director Oscar Orozco.
Apple sells a lifestyle to affluent millennials and Gen Zers: We look at how its financial services offerings differ from any other traditional financial institution’s.
On today's episode, we discuss Gen Zers and healthcare: what the beginning of their journey looks like, social media as an entry point, and what they want from their experience. "In Other News," we talk about Amazon expanding its Amazon Clinic telehealth services to include video visits and how connected fitness is getting on post-pandemic. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Rajiv Leventhal and Lisa Phillips.
Cloud gaming expansion is in the works and could sustain user engagement amid content strikes.
“Shopping apps and marketplaces that specialize in ultralow-cost goods from China are gaining a foothold among US consumers—with broader implications for the future of ecommerce,” our analyst Sky Canaves wrote in our Chinese Ecommerce in the US report. Canaves expanded on what’s driving this retail opportunity for companies like Shein, Temu, and TikTok in the US and how it will impact the US market on a recent “Reimagining Retail” podcast episode.
Instagram’s Threads updates after dwindling usage, X delays payouts amid other debts, and TikTok modifies its EU algorithm due to the Digital Services Act.
On today's episode, we discuss why Snap's growth continues to stall, what to make of their TikTok-esque short form video feed Spotlight, and what to expect from the company in the second half. "In Other News," we check in on Pinterest and discuss the most interesting trends in social media usage by generation. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Jasmine Enberg.
On today's episode, we discuss whether Meta has officially bounced back, what to make of Threads at this point, and what Meta's metaverse plans will look like in 2024. "In Other News," we talk about the impact of TikTok's new text-only posts and what happened to social media app Lemon8. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Debra Aho Williamson.
New USB-C charging ports are the biggest change for upcoming iPhones. We could be facing an innovation slump for smartphones as manufacturers push to raise prices.
On today's episode, we discuss how much people are searching for things on social media, where they're looking, and how advertisers should approach social search. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jasmine Enberg and Debra Aho Williamson.
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