Walmart’s holiday messaging focuses on convenience and value: The retailer introduces three new returns options and price rollbacks in key categories.

Fitbit’s last days: Google is requiring Fitbit customers to transition to Google accounts starting next year. This could solidify Google’s wearables ecosystem and increase market share but risks alienating Fitbit fans.

Learning is the new retention perk: A survey shows that learning opportunities incentivize younger workers to stay at their jobs. It shows how Big Tech could close the skills deficit.

Reducing the need to rely on third-party partners minimizes risk for Stash and creates value if it’s acquired.

The bank will instead focus on affluent customers in the region, narrowing its operations ahead of the impending economic downturn.

Retailers face the prospect of a lackluster holiday season: That’s caused Walmart to significantly cut back on holiday hires, while Target hopes its ecommerce strategy will lure deal-seeking shoppers.

They formed the Open Finance Association, a trade association for fintechs. We’re likely to see more fintechs unite globally as open finance grows.

Advertising needs to reduce its carbon footprint: 76% of digital marketers think the industry needs to act on emissions, but a lack of standards gets in the way.

Affirm can maintain its market lead by working with the country’s largest etailer, and Amazon can use a growing payment method to avoid bleeding customers to rivals.

As Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram chase TikTok’s success in cornering short-form video, the race underscores just how important video has become as a marketing channel.

Insider Intelligence spoke with Kate Biancamano, director of events and experiential marketing at Sephora, about expanding the beauty brand’s offerings into the virtual world.

Home goods retailers feel the ripple effects of the housing recession: As the housing market slows, so does consumer spending on home-related items such as appliances and furniture.

On today's episode, we discuss why we are heading towards fewer video streaming platforms, what this means for consumers and what this means for advertisers. "In Other News," we talk about what to make of a few positive economic indicators and whether BeReal is about to be copycatted out of existence. Tune in to the discussion with our director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman.

Meta and Google are laying off staff in a curious manner: It’s not en masse, and it’s quieter than usual—but it’s still happening.

In the US, 52% of Facebook users reported seeing more ads on the social network, while nearly half of YouTube and Instagram users said the same of their respective platforms. Across the social platforms we studied, less than 10% of users felt ad load had decreased.

Smartwatches and fitness trackers face slump: Rising inflation, economic uncertainty, and slowing innovation are ending pandemic-era hyper-growth as the segment matures.

Meta tries to skirt around ATT: A lawsuit alleges that the social media giant injected tracking code into its in-app browsers, breaking privacy rules.