On today's episode, we discuss whether most of what AI writes is useless, if AI is coming for your job, the likelihood of human extinction, and AI rules that could help us avoid that scenario. "In Other News," we talk about what Nvidia is and why it just joined the hyper-exclusive trillion-dollar club and what happens now that Neuralink can test its brain implants on humans. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.
On today's episode, we discuss whether we'll be able to tell if something is AI-generated, whether AI can be considered an "inventor," and whether now is the right time to adopt this technology. "In Other News," we talk about how smart ChatGPT really is and what ever happened to IBM's AI supercomputer Watson after it won at "Jeopardy!" Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.
On today's episode, we discuss what AI-generated ads will look like, TikTok testing a new AI chatbot called Tako, Formula One finding a new way to advertise on its cars, ESPN offering its channel as a standalone streaming service, what using VR in a car will look like, visualizing the US workforce as 100 people, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood, director of forecasting Oscar Orozco, and analyst Max Willens.
On today's episode, we discuss the significance of Netflix saying it has 5 million monthly active users on its ad tier, the biggest impacts of the new streaming service Max, and how much noise a combined Paramount+ and Showtime offering can make. "In Other News," we talk about the current state of esports and what the best connected TV (CTV) ad formats are. Tune in to the discussion with our director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman.
On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss exactly how much of the retail membership market Amazon Prime has gobbled up, whether Walmart+ is even competing with Amazon, and how valued benefits have shifted. Then, for "Pop-Up Rankings," we rank our top four creative recommendations for what retail memberships could offer members. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Sky Canaves and Blake Droesch.
On today's episode, we discuss Apple’s dominance in the digital wallet arena. In our “Headlines” segment, we look at the ramifications of The Kroger Co.’s about-face on Apple Pay and how the EU is scrutinizing Apple Pay in its antitrust investigation. In “Story by Numbers,” we examine how Gen Z’s use of iPhones will keep Apple competitive in the digital wallet space and the success of Apple’s new savings account. And in our new segment, “What If,” host Rob Rubin presents a few hypotheticals and discusses what things would look like if they were true. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst David Morris.
On today's special episode, we continue our new monthly show where we discuss the biggest trends of the moment and the newest research, sprinkle in some analysis, and bundle it up into a quiz. Every month, three of our analysts representing their respective coverage area teams compete against each other. (We also encourage you to play along at home.) We’ll keep a running score all year and crown a winning team at the end of the year. Today, we cover Google reinventing search, Amazon's grocery strategy, and what Twitter appointing a new CEO means for growth. Tune in to the discussion with this month's contestants: our analysts Ross Benes, Blake Droesch, and Debra Aho Williamson.
On today's episode, we discuss what happens now that Montana has approved a ban on TikTok, what Amazon's AI chatbot might look like, why Meta got a record fine from the EU, what space advertising looks like, a Supreme Court ruling on an infamous internet law, how good humans are at multitasking, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman, analyst Evelyn Mitchell, and vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti.
On today's episode, we discuss which attention metrics are real, which are still in development, and where identity and addressability will be by the end of the year. "In Other News," we talk about how much Microsoft and Apple can encroach on Google's search turf and YouTube debuting unskippable 30-second ads. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Evelyn Mitchell and Kunal Nagpal, chief business officer of InMobi.
On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we invent a new sport called the "National Retailers League," where we look at how retailers stack up against each other across different areas. Then, we examine the battle between the top 15 retailers for online dollars and hand out some awards based on fulfillment experience, the best mobile app, and internet innovation. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts vice president of content Suzy Davidkhanian and analyst Blake Droesch.
On today's episode, we discuss what's currently driving retail media, the other retailers outside of Amazon to watch, and what advertisers should be focusing on in this moment. "In Other News," we talk about ads (and influencer content) in Roblox and why Tesla has decided to start advertising for the first time. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Max Willens.
On today’s episode, host Bill Fisher is joined by analysts Paul Briggs, Evelyn Mitchell, and Carina Perkins to discuss the global state of data protection five years on from the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and what lies ahead as regulators get to grips with the rapidly evolving AI space.
On today's episode, we discuss whether the most watched program in the US (the NFL) has a looming viewership problem, Disney+ and Hulu joining forces, whether the free returns party is over, ride-hailing apps giving mixed messages, YouTube viewership on TV screens, the best-selling video games in history, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood and analysts Ross Benes and Paul Verna.
On today's episode, we discuss the implications of Twitter's new CEO choice, what Tucker Carlson moving his show to the platform means for advertisers, and what to make of Twitter alternative Bluesky. "In Other News," we talk about the effect AI will have on social media and what to expect from TikTok's US shopping platform. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Jasmine Enberg.
On today's episode, in our "Retail Me This, Retail Me That" segment, we discuss how many Americans have a mobile wallet, which ones are most popular, and what's happening with retailers' branded wallets. Then for "Red-Hot Retail," our analysts give us four spicy predictions about the future of mobile wallets. Join our analyst Sara Lebow as she hosts analysts Sky Canaves and Jaime Toplin.
On today's episode, we discuss the changing demographics of US physicians, how much money doctors make, and how to address physician burnout. "In Other News," we talk about which chatbots are the best at giving medical advice and why medical credit cards might not be as good as advertised. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Rajiv Leventhal and Lisa Phillips.
On today’s episode, we look at the various angles of generative AI in banking. In our "Headlines" segment, we discuss regulators' urgency to install oversight over the rapidly advancing technology. In "Story by Numbers," we examine the percentage of executives that are not aware of how fast generative AI is coming, as well as discuss an old number that has been around the finance world for a while about human customer service agents versus bots. And in "For Argument's Sake," we take sides in the debate over whether generative AI will raise the bar or level the playing field for small and regional banks. Tune in to the discussion with host Rob Rubin, our analyst Eleni Digalaki, and vice president of content strategy Dan Van Dyke.
On today's episode, we discuss Snapchat's first quarterly revenue decline since going public in 2017, what to make of the social platform's My AI chatbot, and how concerned we should be by Snapchat's inability to innovate (without being copied). "In Other News," we talk about TikTok ads bringing viewers back to bigger screens and what people are doing on different social media platforms. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Jasmine Enberg.
On today's episode, we discuss whether AR will ever have a less gimmicky and more utilitarian use case, whether Roku is the biggest player in connected TV (CTV), if Apple can successfully move further into financial services, whether "dumb" flip phones might have a mini renaissance, what the world's busiest airports are, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our director of reports editing Rahul Chadha, vice president of Briefings Stephanie Taglianetti, and analyst Max Willens.
On today's episode, we discuss how we should feel about Amazon's online sales being flat, how its ad business was able to have such a good quarter, and why the company has yet to find a mass grocery format worth expanding. "In Other News," we talk about how Pinterest has been doing and just how popular self-checkout is. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Blake Droesch.