Mobile

WhatsApp’s messaging dominance comes to the fore as markets recover from Monday’s outage: The outage could lead to more international calls for scrutiny and regulation of the platform and its owner, Facebook.

Is TikTok ready to take on Amazon? ByteDance wants to launch an international ecommerce platform; whether it rolls out as a TikTok integration, or as a standalone app, will be a litmus test for the strength of the US social commerce market.

They’ve managed to weather the shortage better than other sectors, but data shows the toll on smartphone sales may be heavier than previously expected.

Apple rakes in billions from games despite not making them: Despite record profits from games, the company is facing threats to its dominance on a number of fronts.

Facebook is going forward with its cross-app messaging integration: The company is aggressively integrating its apps despite being in the middle of an FTC lawsuit that aims to break up the services.

On today's episode, we discuss what to make of all of Twitter's new features, which ones will propel the social giant forward, and how Twitter might jumpstart its US user growth. We then talk about Facebook suspending plans for an Instagram app for children, how much Apple's privacy changes have affected its business, and whether the social media titan is serious about getting into hardware. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Jasmine Enberg.

Genshin Impact has made $2 billion on mobile devices alone: The game’s rapid rise across multiple platforms could be hampered by new regulations on its home turf of China.

On today's episode, we discuss whether TV can produce an event that gathers a mass audience without relying on sports or news, why Warby Parker is eyeing brick and mortar, why advertising's future is in 3D, how folks find things to stream, what to make of TikTok's 1 billion users milestone, the new corporate dress code and greeting etiquette, where the football huddle came from, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analysts Suzy Davidkhanian and Paul Verna and analyst at Insider Intelligence Blake Droesch.

Amazon could take steps backw with security drones and robots: The release of a controversial new in-home Ring drone could negate months of efforts by the company to soften its image and improve privacy practices.

Gaming is a key component of Netflix’s lofty franchise goals: On its own, gaming can help Netflix increase time spent. But it’s especially valuable in its push to build popular properties into full-fledged multimedia “universes.”

On today's episode, we discuss how much Americans shop on their smartphones, what's encouraging them to shop more, and what's holding them back. We then talk about what to make of Apple's battle with Epic Games, where 5G has gone, and how advertisers are handling looming third-party cookie changes. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Yory Wurmser.

US looks to set an example with Chinese telecom equipment reimbursements: The FCC’s $1.9B program will reimburse small US carriers for replacing banned Huawei and ZTE telecommunications equipment.