The rise of cybersecurity threats is changing the behaviors of both consumers and companies.

The VC’s $100M fund for early-stage startups in the Latino community is the latest in a growing number of niche-focused funding rounds.

This week Australia, Hong Kong, and the US considered next steps for developing central bank digital currencies.

Our 2022 US Retail Mobile App Features Benchmark report analyzes the most in-demand retail mobile app features and ranks the top 10 leading multicategory retailers based on their mobile apps.

Building on momentum from a significant pandemic bounce, mcommerce sales continue to grow, albeit at the lowest rate in years.

Fintech companies worldwide garnered $50.7 billion in funding during H1 2022, down nearly 23% year over year. Still, this sum is already higher than 2020’s total of $49.5 billion, indicating a greater trend of increased funding.

Emily Hosie, founder and CEO at Rebelstork, created a resale platform for gently used baby gear and products.

In our 2022 US Cash-Back Credit Card Emerging Features Benchmark report, we analyze the most in-demand features an issuer can offer to attract customers.

On today's episode, we discuss what happens next now that the newsletter boom has faded, Uber getting serious about grocery, how Starbucks is defying inflation, whether Spotify can revolutionize podcast ads, robots doing all of our housework, an unpopular opinion about TikTok's hype, why so many baseballs are used during a game, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of reports editing Rahul Chadha and analysts Suzy Davidkhanian and Blake Droesch.

Finally, some good inflation news: The US consumer price index didn’t increase in July, which could restore some faith in ad spending.

An EV pricing debacle: Rising prices for EVs like Ford’s F-150 Lighting run afoul of proposed US tax credit requirements. Premature pressure for domestic EV battery sourcing could make inflation worse.

We unpack why Amazon’s latest offering and new partnership with Headspace Health means for competitors like CVS Health.

New gov’t tool tracks correlation between pollution, social health factors, and patient health: We explain what the government’s new Environmental Justice Index means for community health.

Digital startups to watch this week: We spotlight funding rounds from predictive analytics platform Biofourmis, AI medical documentation company Abridge, and virtual health clinic Salvo Health.