eMarketer forecasting director Shelleen Shum explores our viewership numbers for subscription OTT in the UK and reasons behind Netflix’s lead.

In just a few short years, Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant have gone from being virtual unknowns to familiar household names. As these voice assistants—and others—continue to gain traction on smartphones and smart speakers, the market is expanding quickly. Voice-control technology has officially moved out the early-adopter phase and into the mainstream.

eMarketer vice president of forecasting Monica Peart shares our ad spending numbers for radio in China and why growth is outstripping TV and newspapers.

eMarketer analyst Ross Benes and vice president of content studio Paul Verna discuss the potential impact of Disney’s new streaming bundle. They also explain why the CBS/Viacom merger matters, where Americans like the stream video and UK media regulations.

Retailers can’t always rely on customer feedback to measure the success of their ecommerce platforms. Small technical issues, which often go unnoticed by the business itself, can significantly hinder the customer experience.

eMarketer principal analyst Yory Wurmser explains why Huawei is rolling out a proprietary open-source operating system, the iPhone sales slowdown, Uber’s imminent need to turn things around and how Google is making it easier for users to navigate walking directions with the help of augmented reality.

eMarketer has downgraded Facebook user growth in both France and Germany, due to declines among younger age groups as they shift their usage to other platforms. Total user growth for the platform will essentially be flat in both countries, according to our latest social user forecast.

In Canada, podcasts are increasingly becoming part of advertisers’ content marketing menu, and many brands are investing in podcasts to deliver branded or sponsored content. And there’s good reason for them to do so: According to the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, about a third (29%) of internet users in Canada listen to podcasts.

Last month, Amazon held its fifth annual Prime Day event to honor its Prime members with steep discounts and deals across a range of products and categories. This year’s midsummer shopping event—extended to 48 hours and held on July 15 and 16—racked up record sales, further cementing Amazon’s ecommerce leadership position, while creating incremental opportunities for sellers and competing retailers.

Principal analyst Lauren Fisher joins guest host and fellow principal analyst Nicole Perrin to discuss Amazon’s plans to offer video ad inventory to demand-side platforms dataxu and The Trade Desk. They also talk about our new programmatic fee estimates, Microsoft’s purchase of ad-tech firm PromoteIQ and Facebook’s offer to pay for news.

eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Cindy Liu breaks down our Facebook audience numbers for key age groups and a silver lining for the social network.

Nearly half of consumers surveyed by Paysafe said they’ve used biometrics—typically based on facial recognition technology—to make some form of payment.

People routinely refer to the digital era as one of rapid change. But it’s more accurate to say the pace is uneven. This Roundup includes data, insights and interviews on the latest trends impacting digital ad spending and key happenings across marketing channels.

For the first time ever, US consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone use dominating that time spent. Consumers’ use of smartphones will continue to make up the majority of their media consumption, but we predict that use will plateau by 2020 as consumers become increasingly uneasy about overuse of mobile devices.

Straddling the analogue and digital divide, Xers are readily reachable by marketers, but they can be picky when it comes to where and how they want to interact with ads. We spoke with demographics thought-leaders about this generation’s device and media usage.