eMarketer principal analyst Mark Dolliver, junior analyst Blake Droesch and vice president of content studio Paul Verna talk about CCPA's arrival, TikTok's recent security and misinformation issues, Spotify's position on political ads, Facebook's deepfake ban, Delta Air Lines's "binge button" and more.

In June 2019, former Snapchat chief strategy officer Imran Khan set out to shake up the marketplace landscape, including Amazon, when he launched ecommerce platform Verishop. We recently spoke with Khan about how Verishop is helping direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands scale, as well as its ongoing efforts to give consumers a new way to discover products.

eMarketer principal analyst Jillian Ryan discusses one thing that summed up 2019 for her, as well as some of her predictions for 2020, focusing on B2B.

The rise of smartphones has transformed search behavior, with almost two-thirds of the US population expected to search on smartphones this year—a phenomenon that has changed how search results look and allowed users to start searching with their voice or an image.

eMarketer principal analyst Lauren Fisher discusses one thing that summed up 2019 for her, as well as some of her predictions for 2020, with a focus on handling privacy.

eMarketer principal analyst Victoria Petrock discusses one thing that summed up 2019 for her, as well as some of her predictions for 2020, focusing on ambient computing.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes talks about one thing that summed up 2019 for him and some of his predictions for 2020, focusing on the anxiety around the streaming wars.

eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson discusses one thing that summed up 2019 for her, as well as some of her predictions for 2020, focusing on Facebook.

Consumers are constantly in search of convenience, particularly in the form of timesaving. In the past 12 months, numerous direct-to-consumer (D2C) meal plan services have emerged, offering consumers an alternative solution to home cooking without paying a dreaded visit to the grocery store—or spending time trying to figure out a recipe.

In 2019, Instagram's US user growth rate will have dropped to single digits for the first time to 6.7%, down from 10.1% in 2018. Starting in 2020, and through the end of our forecast period in 2023, we estimate that the social media platform will grow slower than previously expected.

The much-heralded measurability of digital led to an advertising revolution. eMarketer principal analyst Andrew Lipsman joins host Nicole Perrin to talk about its excesses, and why it's time for marketers to wake up from the dream of perfect measurement.

Proximity mobile payments are reshaping traditional payment methods in Latin America, providing consumers with a faster, more convenient and streamlined payment experience for their everyday purchases. This year, we forecast that 13.3% of Latin America smartphone users ages 14 and older will make at least one proximity mobile payment. That represents 33.4 million individuals or 6.7% of the region’s population.

There’s a lot of enthusiasm around retail and tech, particularly visual search. While not mainstream yet, more than half of US internet users said they were most excited about using the technology as part of their shopping experience, according to a survey conducted by ViSenze.

Reviews play a central role in the path to purchase, and many consumers don’t just skim them before purchasing—or passing on—a product. Some will spend anywhere from a few minutes to more than an hour to make sure they’re making the right choice.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes covers the latest developments on the pay TV front, including a new price hike from a vMVPD, a licensing deal between a network and traditional pay TV service, and legislation that could make life harder, and easier, for providers.

LinkedIn will grow faster than previously expected, according to eMarketer’s latest estimates. This year, we estimate that there will be 58.5 million adult LinkedIn users in the US, which will grow 6.2% to 62.1 million in 2020. By the end of the forecasting period in 2023, we expect there to be 68.8 million users.

Historically, most marketers have equated search with general search engines—especially Google. But many of consumers’ most commercially oriented queries are entered directly on retail sites. And for the most part, that means Amazon.

Douyin, TikTok’s equivalent in China, will grow 27.8% to 442.58 million users this year, which means that more than half of China’s internet users will use the short-form video app, according to eMarketer’s new estimates. Growth will slow to 7.3% in 2020 and continue to drop in the next few years.

For months, survey data has shown that very few US businesses are ready to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). With the legislation having kicked in on January 1, at least half of US companies may still be struggling to comply.