On today's episode, we discuss the different types of cryptocurrency, the significance of paying with it, and what's most likely to drive adoption. "In Other News," we talk about the most significant short- and- long-term changes of the fintech bubble bursting and how neobanks plan to actually make some money. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Grace Broadbent and David Morris.
Chip companies could pivot to cloud and services: Expecting a slowdown in chip sales, companies like Broadcom are leaning on software and cloud computing acquisitions with companies like VMware to diversify their business.
Amazon wants to counteract the effects of pandemic-induced overbuilding: The ecommerce giant is reducing its warehouse footprint and using gig drivers to deliver packages from mall-based retailers.
eBay doubles down on collectibles to maintain ecommerce relevance: The online marketplace is launching an NFT collection and pop-up shop aimed at sneakerheads as it seeks to turn connoisseurs into loyal shoppers.
Runway gains first mover advantage with direct-to-consumer travel telehealth: It’s replacing expensive and antiquated travel clinics with online $30 pre-trip consultations and medications, disrupting a $12 billion market.
Gamified rehab could take off in healthcare: A Montana hospital is using VR and AI as part of its rehab therapy program. We detail how this could boost patient participation and treatment outcomes.
Consolidation in the video game industry isn’t over: Electronic Arts is reportedly looking for a buyer or to merge with another media firm.
Bipartisan anti-Google bill doesn’t bode well: The measure may not become law, but support for it could be a sign that tech regulation may eventually materialize.
Working with the restaurant delivery software provider lets Block build out its Square for Restaurants suite.
Despite strong demand for luxury, online retailers like Net-a-Porter struggle: Richemont’s mixed earnings show brick-and-mortar is still king.
Meta touts commercial possibilities of messaging: New WhatsApp API and business messaging features offer ways to diversify revenue as ad segment comes under pressure.
Can connectivity save the Amazon? Elon Musk plans to provide Starlink internet access to the Amazon. However, by collaborating with embattled Brazilian President Bolsonaro, skepticism of the project will abound.
On today's episode, we discuss how much TikTok is making from advertising revenues, the most interesting thing to note about its users, and some of the most interesting ways advertisers are engaging on TikTok. "In Other News," we talk about what the best social commerce experience is and the big takeaway from Instagram letting users share nonfungible tokens (NFTs). Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jasmine Enberg and Zach Goldner.
Walmart takes on Amazon Prime with members-only sales days: The retailer hopes to boost Walmart+ adoption with added benefits.