iHeartMedia and the NFL want podcast listeners to care about football: The NFL continues to reach for younger consumers, this time with a podcast slate that could help it find potential fans where they already are.

Extended reality (XR) technologies—including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR)—are still in the early phases of adoption, but they are evolving quickly. While most use cases for VR and AR are still related to gaming, entertainment, and social media, the variety of applications is expanding as more consumers and businesses test out immersive experiences.

Apple’s privacy changes go into effect next week: The company revealed this tidbit after its Spring Loaded event, where it announced a slew of new products and features including paid podcast subscriptions.

Facebook seeks stricter guidelines: When it comes to transferring data across platforms, Facebook wants stronger stipulations—but this could cause more harm than good when it comes to competition.

Almost all digital display advertising is transacted programmatically now—but that doesn't mean programmatic isn't still evolving. Gila Wilensky, president, US at programmatic media firm Xaxis, joins eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin to discuss what Xaxis is expecting for the next 10 years of programmatic advertising, including how AI will continue to evolve in the space, how addressability and measurability will change post-cookie, and what the maturation of ecommerce means for digital advertising.

Podcasting will continue on its upward trajectory: However, stakeholders will need to assess their priorities when it comes to advertising as fragmentation continues to present an interesting challenge.

A March recovery: The Standard Media Index reported nearly 25% growth YoY in the US ad market in March, as well as 7.2% growth over March 2019.