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On today's podcast episode, we discuss a user milestone for Spotify, whether it needs a rebrand, and where new growth is most likely to come from. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Daniel Konstantinovic.

Apple targets a sales revival with iPhone 16 launch: True to CEO Tim Cook’s word, generative AI will be baked into Apple’s latest devices to help boost profits after lackluster iPhone 15 performance.

Meta tells advertisers not to buy ads on iOS: The company looks to build SMB allies by advising brands to avoid Apple fees.

The youngest US generation is already online and outnumbering its teen counterpart on digital video and gaming platforms.

Xbox embraces cross-platform gaming, hinting at a future beyond consoles. Meanwhile, PS5 nears its twilight, reflecting a broader industry pivot to cloud, mobile, and PC gaming.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss the takeaway from Snap cutting staff, what to make of its current user total, and whether Snapchat+ can prove that there's a market for paid social features. Tune in to the discussion with our director of Briefings Jeremy Goldman and analyst Minda Smiley.

It’s no longer just nutrition and exercise apps that are popular: We explore which health app categories have the strongest demand and examine how developers can make their apps stickier.

Zuckerberg touts the Quest 3 as open, affordable VR for all, challenging Apple’s premium closed ecosystem. Can Vision Pro’s large developer and app base make it competitive?

Wearables could be the next AI-charged segment to see competition, with Google emerging as the key contender.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss whether Meta has officially turned things around, just how big Instagram has gotten, and whether Threads can turn itself into a viable X (formerly Twitter) alternative. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jasmine Enberg and Max Willens.

Digital wallets are fast becoming consumers’ preferred way to pay, both in and out of the store.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss Facebook turning 20 years old. We look back at how Facebook got started, its most significant highs and lows over the years, and predict what the social media giant will look like at age 30. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jasmine Enberg and Minda Smiley.

Google’s Gemini is more than a generative AI contender—by replacing Google Assistant and Search, it’s taking over Google’s massive user install base in areas OpenAI can’t reach.

Apple developing two clamshell phone prototypes: There’s pressure to get into the foldable phone arena, but technical challenges pose a price-point barrier, requiring creative solutions.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss whether Google's recent performance was actually good (or not), how YouTube turned things around, and what could trip up the digital giant in 2024. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf.

While some were skeptical of Temu’s staying power, the app’s low prices and social-first marketing strategy seem to be resonating with consumers. Opening its platform to US sellers could bring competition for Temu at a time when consumer perception is flagging.

Google retires Bard and embraces Gemini: It wants to cast off negative associations and emphasize its generative AI strengths. Its recent moves could pay off.

Apple leans into AI following a questionable earnings report: It beat expectations but not to the degree that investors are looking for. Apple knows the iPhone needs a generative AI upgrade.

Amazon shoppers, meet chatbot Rufus: It’s part of a broader trend of Big Tech weaving AI into existing products and services. But it’ll have to live up to customer expectations.

Threads rises to No. 4 in download chart as interest surges. Meanwhile, X struggles with dwindling appeal under Musk. Meta’s focus on moderation could be key to overtaking X.