The raise signals a push toward further expansion to fuel platform growth due to the competitive threat of incumbents encroaching on startup turf.

On today's episode, we discuss how the delta variant has affected people's comfort levels doing various activities, what customers want retailers to do in response, and what Americans aren't willing to give up. We then talk about the COVID consumer trend most likely to stick, how brands advertise during tragedy, and what the short- (and long-) term future of events might be. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Jeremy Goldman.

The popularity of news content on social media is on the decline: News consumption on social media is going down as changes forced by regulators begin to take effect.

Chase’s UK debut includes 12-month sweeteners for customers: The US banking giant is offering customers in its new market cash incentives tied to debit-card transactions. Their lengthy availability and the lack of the usual strings attached could be a recipe for success.