Samsung is primed to poach more of the wearables market: The tech giant unveiled its latest UI development for its Galaxy Watch—this, combined with its collaboration with Google could beef up its competitive edge in the wearables market.

COVID-19-focused organizations vie to remain relevant: Two COVID-19-focused healthcare orgs are merging as the Delta variant approaches the US—we unpack how their combined operations could hold water once the pandemic fizzles out of the picture.

Audience first: The Spotify Audience Network, a marketplace for ad inventory both on and off the platform, is rolling out in Australia, Canada, and the UK. Its success highlights the importance of audience-based targeting in digital audio.

For the first time, we have broken out the portion of US upfront digital video ad spending that goes to connected TV (CTV). This year, advertisers will increase their upfront CTV video ad spending by almost 50% year over year to $4.51 billion.

The FTC’s lawsuit was deemed “legally insufficient” because it failed to provide concrete details on what a social media network was, or how dominant Facebook’s market share is or was in the past.

The UK regulator banned the crypto exchange from carrying out regulated activities, a warning to other crypto firms to tighten up compliance or risk missing out on surging consumer interest.

On today's episode, we discuss what a world with fewer bank branches means, what the new digital branch will look like, and how digital banking adoption is faring. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer vice president of content and head of financial services at Insider Intelligence Daniel Van Dyke.

Reels on Facebook: The social giant could bring its TikTok copycat to the Facebook app in an attempt to boost its exposure and court younger users back onto the platform.

Etsy's spending spree: The company acquired Elo7, a Brazillian marketplace, only weeks after acquiring resale marketplace Depop. The acquisitions could help keep its pandemic-driven growth rate up.

Big brands sharpen their TikTok approach: Socially conscious entertainment company ATTN: is rolling out a studio to help brands develop effective TikTok campaigns following its own success on the platform.

Splitit partnered with UAE-based BNPL provider tabby, and Singapore-based fintech Fave launched its BNPL service in Singapore and Malaysia as global appetite for installment lending services increases.

Green Dot backs Walmart deposit account: The banking as a service (BaaS) provider is broadening its long-time relationship with the retail giant by supporting Walmart’s demand deposit account—furthering Green Dot’s goal of serving low- to moderate-income consumers.

The banking giant will build out its buy now, pay later footprint by creating two key roles within its Marcus direct bank—and its ambitions could add prospects for its upcoming checking account.