This fall, US consumers will be able to use Afterpay’s app to shop at popular retailers even if those stores don’t have a partnership with the BNPL provider, helping it capitalize on a lucrative market and fostering increased customer engagement.

A stay of execution: Google announced it would delay its deprecation of third-party cookies by almost two years in response to commitments it made to the UK competition authority.

The neobank’s addition of several new features to its paid accounts could help it attract and retain premium customers.

Visa seeks to build up open banking: Months after its bid for Plaid was called off, the payments giant is buying the Sweden-based API provider Tink for €1.8 billion ($2.05 billion)—a deal that could enable the combined entity to establish a de facto European open banking standard.

More than 45 million people ages 14 and older in the US will use buy now, pay later (BNPL) services this year, according to our inaugural user forecast for these financing options. That’s up 81.2% over 2020, and the age range of BNPL users will widen over the coming years as well.

The automaker acquired Boston Dynamics for $1.1B and is now the owner of Spot, which should help bolster its ambition to make walking cars.

Amazon’s investments in various AV projects could be the foundation for a bigger move into robotrucking.

MDLive unveiled new data showing it captured patients who were otherwise forgoing primary care. We unpack why virtual primary care alone is not enough to sustain consumers in the post-pandemic future.

BuzzFeed seeks a $1.5 billion valuation for its IPO: The digital publisher is partnering with a SPAC to go public later this year and, in the meantime, is working to expand its content library by buying Complex Networks.

The show will go on, even amid protests: The Tokyo Olympics are still embroiled in controversy, but given the level of investment from NBCU and other stakeholders, the games will commence in about a month, as planned.

The NFL seeks new media strategies through investors: The league is opening up stakes for non-owners as it works to develop a more robust digital media portfolio and presence.

Following backlash, the search giant will delay phasing out third-party cookies in favor of FLoC until 2023. Chrome’s browser dominance means its eventual changes will have a significant impact on users privacy standards

Not up to par: The Media Rating Council has denied Pinterest accreditation for its video ad metrics, likely due to concerns about how the platform counts impression.

Adobe Analytics estimates that total US ecommerce sales on Prime Day surpassed $11 billion, and Amazon said that its global customers bought more than 250 million items during the coveted two-day shopping event.