Filipino fintech’s parent eyes neobank: PayMaya owner Voyager Innovation will launch a neobank after securing new equity capital—which will let users conduct all of their financial activities with the fintech.

Shifting consumer attitudes and new regulations have raised the stakes on personal data protection. Today, privacy is more than a compliance concern—it’s a key opportunity for differentiation. This is particularly true for emerging tech platforms and applications that rely on users’ trust to grow.

Telehealth usage continues to fall, but it’s not doomed: While new data highlights the decline in telehealth usage, adoption is still far higher than pre-pandemic—we unpack how telehealth vendors can hold consumer appetite for the long haul.

"Fast and Furious" aids slow and steady recovery: The success of "F9" is a good sign for the US movie market and for entertainment ad spending, which we expect to recover its pandemic losses this year.

The cloud computing giant acquired Wickr, an encrypted messaging app popular with the public sector. The acquisition will allow AWS to tap into increasingly popular encryption services and potentially court future government and military contracts.

Five years and $50M dollars later, Columbus’, Ohio’s smart city project failed to revolutionize the city. Though the Transportation Dept.-backed project led to incremental mobility gains, growing public privacy concerns have hindered the smart city’s most transformational promises.

Clearscore is now valued at $645 million thanks to lenders eager to use its open banking-powered marketplace for matchmaking with borrowers—as some credit bureaus are already doing.

On today's episode, we discuss online shopping: Which countries are growing the fastest around the world and why, how D2C brands are changing things up, and how do we solve for all the extra waste created from the ecommerce boom. Tune in to the discussion as eMarketer principal analyst Bill Fisher hosts principal analyst Paul Briggs and research analyst at Insider Intelligence Man Chung Cheung.

Apple ad spend dips: Mobile app install ad spending on iOS devices has dropped off since the arrival of iOS 14.5 and AppTrackingTransparency. Whether marketers permanently shift budgets to Android depends on how good Apple's alternative tracking frameworks prove to be.

Twitter gets short with video ads: The little blue bird is offering a new, shorter, video ad option that has been proven to show success, and it targets those most likely to view video content on its platform.

JPMorgan pushes branch staffers to get licenses: The banking giant wants all of its nearly 5,000 Chase branches staffed with licensed relationship bankers by year’s end—a move that may bolster branch usage even as consumers go digital for transactional services.

Fifth Third expands early paycheck access: Early Pay will become available to all Fifth Third Momentum Checking customers after its launch in select areas—and neobanks offering that feature will need to think up another competitive differentiator.

The retail giant is making its prepaid debit card—offered with Green Dot Bank—available as a demand deposit account. That and its big store footprint could pose a threat to smaller banks in rural areas.

The PayPal-owned P2P payments player will soon introduce new fees and privacy updates that should bring it one step closer to profitability and might make its platform more trustworthy.