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How Thrive Market has survived—and thrived—through the pandemic June 17

For our recent “Ecommerce and Retail Customer Experience 2021” report, we spoke with Sasha Siddhartha, co-founder and CTO of Thrive Market, about how the company uses first-party data to improve personalization and, in turn, drive customer loyalty.

New ways to listen: Facebook and Spotify introduced new social audio opportunities this week as most social media companies explore their own take on the growing format.

Robots for fulfillment: Alibaba and Amazon are investing in a robot-based automated future as ecommerce continues to soar and consumer expectations for instantaneous delivery rise.

No promotions on Disney+: Disney CEO Bob Chapek said the company has no intention of sliding in an ad-supported tier for Disney+.

China is often seen as the wild west of privacy protection, where unscrupulous companies collect and trade personal data as regulators and consumers stand idly by. The Chinese government has been trying to change that, most recently by drafting a privacy law akin to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While the implications for businesses are still murky, it’s clear that China is determined to tackle this issue its own way, at its own pace.

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