For this update, we look at Instagram's test to remove likes, the launch of Facebook Pay, Twitter's new feature that allows users to hide replies and Snapchat's new longer video ad format, as well as an update on political advertising. It also includes a preview of our latest social network user forecast, which will be discussed in detail in our upcoming social network users report collection, publishing on December 12.

eMarketer executive editor Rimma Kats and principal analyst Andrew Lipsman discuss what brick-and-mortar retail 2.0 will look like. They then talk about the implications of a controversial Peloton ad, what's going on with package theft, Away's CEO stepping down and how much returns matter.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu explores our latest US retail ecommerce figures and the winning impact of click-and-collect for brick-and-mortars.

Netflix and YouTube may be the video platforms US adults are watching most, but their days at the top may be numbered. New services such as Disney+, HBO Max and Apple TV+ will fragment digital video viewing time even further. According to our first forecast on time spent watching Netflix and YouTube, both platforms will see their share of daily video time drop in the coming years.

eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum shares our recently revised subscription OTT forecast for Western Europe this year and into 2023.

Marketing simply isn’t what it used to be. From big data, AI, GDPR and agile workflows—it’s a lot to keep in check. If you want to compete in today's digital landscape, you need to make your customers happy. Constantly. Join Michael Trapani, director of marketing at Acoustic, for eMarketer One-on-One, a new short-form video interview program. Michael sits down with us at our New York studio to discuss Acoustic’s findings from their recent marketing trends report and shares several developing benchmarks to improve your business outlook and stay competitive.

eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam and principal analyst Victoria Petrock discuss how Americans are using smart speakers today and how that will morph into ambient computing in the future. They also talk about the rise of spam calls, how Americans travel for the holidays and the cloud gaming wars.

eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about Uber testing ad displays for its cars, YouTube attempting to invite more edgier advertising, Netflix making deals to extend its reach, Plex launching a free, ad-supported streaming service, Americans tell us their favorite Thanksgiving pie flavor, and more.

eMarketer global director of public relations Douglas Clark compares our in-store sales and retail ecommerce forecasts and talks Macy’s, Walmart and The Home Depot.

As internet users in China become highly fluent in short-form content creation, "vlogging"—which has not been as popular in the country like it is in the US—seems like a logical next step. And indeed, new research shows that vlogs (video blogs) are on the rise in China. Video platforms like the Tencent- and Alibaba-backed Bilibili are now capitalizing on this type of creator-driven content.

eMarketer principal analyst Yory Wurmser joins host Nicole Perrin to discuss eMarketer’s latest estimates of spending on mobile ads in the US. They break down our forecast to explain where the nearly $100 billion in US mobile ad outlays this year actually goes.

Facebook users in France and Germany are leaving the platform even faster than expected. For the second forecast in a row, we have downgraded Facebook user growth in both countries, as younger users shift to other platforms. In France this year, Facebook will experience a decline in users for the first time, whereas Germany experienced its first drop in users in 2018.

eMarketer principal analyst Nicole Perrin and vice president of content studio Paul Verna face off on the topic of social media and how much it is to blame for our increasingly divided society. Then junior analyst Blake Droesch discusses social video content, how to reach young people in the morning and a new partnership between Verizon and Snapchat.

Social networks like Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok have ramped up their social commerce efforts in the past year, shifting toward an ecosystem where users can discover, shop and purchase products one place. Initially, these social commerce features were only offered to brands, but now social networks are experimenting by bringing the same tools to influencers.

Asia-Pacific is home to some of the world's fastest-growing and most dynamic economies, but the current US-China trade war and other geopolitical factors are threatening the regions' economic vitality and are impacting digital ad spend.

One in ten internet users is now on content aggregation site reddit. Its continued growth is primarily being fueled by an increasing percentage of people who use the app through mobile, though that figure still lags Facebook’s and Twitter’s, according to latest eMarketer estimates.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu discusses our US sales numbers for Wayfair and the reasons we’ve pegged it the fastest-growing ecommerce retailer for 2019.

eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman discusses the Thanksgiving holiday shopping weekend. He also talks about whether Americans are cutting back on spending to prepare for a recession, what beauty brand shoppers value most and why D2Cs are looking more like traditional brands.

eMarketer junior forecasting analyst Nazmul Islam explores our usage numbers for subscription OTT and the impact of increased mobile adoption and streaming services in India.