Brands & Retailers Need to Rethink Digital Marketing
Branding - Fashion - Health & Beauty - Influencers - Online

What’s become clear to e-tailers globally is that the Facebook-dominated era, which fuelled thousands of new direct-to-consumer brands, is transforming. Already, marketers must think more broadly ab...

Vogue Business
June 21, 2021

Target’s New Store Model Unveiled
Retail

A key item on Target’s 2021 to-do list: Ramping up our investment in the easy, inspiring Target shopping experience our guests expect. It all starts in our stores, and in 2021, we’re giving about ...

Target
June 15, 2021

Apple Leading Push For Digital Driver’s Licenses
Tech

If you've ever scanned a digital boarding pass directly from your phone at airport security, you can imagine how doing the same with your driver's license would make life a little easier. Beginning in...

Wired
June 15, 2021

Netflix Plans to Sell Toys, T-Shirts and Concert Tickets
Branding - CPG - Streaming

Netflix Inc. has sold more than 200 million people a subscription to its streaming service. We’re about to find out if it can sell them anything else. Just this week, the company announced a new on...

Bloomberg
June 14, 2021

Facebook’s Smartwatch is Coming, with Cameras & AR
Electronics - Online - Tech

The device will feature a display with two cameras that can be detached from the wrist for taking pictures and videos that can be shared across Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram. https:...

The Verge
June 10, 2021

Apple Puts Increased Emphasis on Privacy
Tech

New features help users control and monitor apps’ use of their data Apple today previewed powerful new privacy protections in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8, which help users bett...

Apple
June 10, 2021

Apple is Building Video and Music Sharing into FaceTime
Streaming - Tech - Television

Apple is bringing video and music sharing to FaceTime through a feature it's calling SharePlay. Using SharePlay, people will be able to watch or listen to content in sync with everyone else on the cal...

The Verge
June 8, 2021

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC
Music - Online - Retail - Streaming - Tech

The star of the show at WWDC, as expected, was iOS. The software that powers the iPhone gets refreshed every fall, and today Apple gave its first look at the top-level enhancements coming to iOS 15. ...

Wired
June 8, 2021

FaceTime is Coming to Android & Windows
Online - Tech

Android and Windows users will finally be able to join FaceTime calls. During its WWDC keynote, Apple announced that FaceTime is going to be available on the web, so that users can call in from Androi...

The Verge
June 7, 2021

The Downsides of Apple’s Walled Garden
Tech

Apple’s closed ecosystem of hardware and software has resulted in some wonderful products. But the company’s walled garden also keeps you trapped in a digital world that may stifle innovation and ...

Kidscreen
June 7, 2021

Will Apple Be the Next Tech Giant to Buy a Studio?
Streaming - Theatrical

The iPhone maker has a huge entertainment industry footprint, but its streamer Apple TV+ lacks a huge library, like "a mansion with hardly any furniture in it." Amid a wave of M&A fever, will Ama...

Variety
June 2, 2021

Spotify’s Chief Legal Officer Calls Apple a “Ruthless ...
Streaming - Tech

This week I’m talking to Horacio Gutierrez, head of global affairs and chief legal officer of Spotify, to help me understand why Spotify and so many other app developers are so frustrated with Apple...

The Verge
June 1, 2021

Secrets Spill at Epic Games v. Apple Trial
Gaming - Streaming - Tech

It’s been just over three weeks since the Epic v. Apple proceedings kicked off, and the news has been relentless. So as we wait for a verdict to roll in, we’re taking a quick turn through all the ...

The Verge
May 28, 2021

Google is Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store in NYC
Retail - Tech

Google is taking a step outside the digital realm to open a physical retail store, in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. Its doors will open this summer, the company said in a blog post Thursday. ...

CNET
May 20, 2021

Apple Unveils New Pride-Themed Watch Bands
Electronics

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Apple is observing the day by announcing two new colorful watch bands to commemorate Pride Month, which is in June. The Pride Editi...

IGN
May 18, 2021

PayPal Expands E-Commerce Capabilities with Happy Returns Acqu...
Online - Retail

Looking to create more of an end-to-end ecommerce solution and move beyond the perception that it’s a payments platform only, PayPal has acquired Happy Returns, which consolidates returns for its re...

Multi Channel Merchant
May 17, 2021

Amazon Partners with Tile to Take on Apple AirTags
Electronics - Tech

Amazon is beefing up its network of connected devices to take on technologies like Apple’s new AirTags. Amazon announced Friday that it is partnering with Tile, a company that makes trackers for lo...

CNBC
May 13, 2021

Amazon’s Wondery to Join Apple Podcast Subscriptions
Podcasts - Podcasts

Amazon’s podcast studio Wondery and Apple will partner up as part of a new premium podcast push. Wondery, which produces podcasts like Dr. Death, Business Wars and The Shrink Next Door, will bring ...

Hollywood Reporter
May 11, 2021

Only 4% of iOS Users are Letting Apps Track Them
Online - Tech

Just 4% of ‌iPhone‌ users in the U.S. have actively chosen to opt into app tracking after updating their device to iOS 14.5. The data is based on a sampling of 2.5 million daily mobile active user...

MacRumors
May 10, 2021

The Top 10 U.S. Retail E-Commerce Companies Are…
Online - Retail

Amazon continues to dominate U.S. e-commerce sales, far outdistancing its closest competitor, Walmart. Amazon’s U.S. e-commerce sales will increase by 15.3% this year to $367.19 billion, after surg...

Chain Store Age
May 7, 2021

Fortnite Made More than $9 Billion in Revenue in First 2 Years
Gaming

After a meteoric rise to popularity in 2018, Fortnite generated more than $5 billion in its first year for Epic Games, new financial documents reveal. The document, made public as part of Epic’s cou...

The Verge
May 5, 2021

3rd-Gen AirPods & Apple Music HiFi Tier Coming Soon
Music - Podcasts - Streaming - Tech

Citing multiple sources within the music industry, the rumor suggests Apple isn’t looking for a premium price for its HiFi tier either – it will cost the same $9.99/monthly fee. Spotify has reveal...

Digital Music News
May 4, 2021

Apple Reportedly Looking at Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure and Al...
Electronics - Fashion - Tech

Your Apple Watch is apparently going to get a lot smarter in the months ahead. Future models may be able to measure blood sugar levels, blood pressure and blood alcohol, suggest revelations from one ...

USA Today
May 4, 2021

Foldable iPhone With a Screen Larger Than an iPad Mini Coming ...
Electronics - Tech

A top Apple analyst predicted in a note to clients Monday that the company will likely launch a foldable iPhone in 2023. TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that, based on an industry survey, he ...

CNBC
May 3, 2021

Fortnite’s Cash Cow is PlayStation, Not iOS, Court Documents...
Electronics - Finance - Gaming - Tech

Earlier this month, we learned that the iOS version of Fortnite was a huge revenue driver for Epic Games — the game earned more than $700 million from iOS customers over the two years before it was ...

The Verge
April 30, 2021

Streaming and the Erosion of Personal Ownership
Streaming - Tech

Several months ago, as we began mentally preparing to move apartments, my girlfriend nodded toward two gray linen boxes that had long sat untouched at the base of our TV stand. “What’s in those?...

Vox
April 30, 2021

Streaming Giants Face Uptick in Subscriber Churn
Streaming - Television

Netflix, Disney+ and others gained customers amid COVID-19 lockdowns. But as consumers increasingly leave home, executives' focus may turn to customer retention. After a year in which COVID-19 stay-at...

Hollywood Reporter
April 30, 2021

Apple Revenue Soars 54%, Reaches 660 Million Paid Subscription...
Tech

Apple smashed Wall Street expectations for the first three months of 2021, reporting its highest-ever revenue for a March quarter and biggest-ever quarterly haul for the Services business. The compan...

Variety
April 29, 2021

Apple Scaling Back Production of AirPods Amid Sales Dip
CPG - Electronics

Apple is dialing back production of its AirPods as sales dip amid increasing competition in the wireless Bluetooth headphones market, according to a report from Nikkei Asia. Production will be slashe...

Business Insider
April 29, 2021

Ted Lasso’s Recipe Accidentally Leaked from Apple’...
Streaming

During Tuesday’s Spring Loaded event, Apple announced (among other things) that the second season of its runaway hit show Ted Lasso would drop on July 23rd. This is extremely good news for fans of t...

The Verge
April 26, 2021

Apple Announces New $1B North Carolina Campus and $80B Additio...
Tech

Apple has announced new spending plans for the US, including the establishment of a 3,000-employee “campus and engineering hub” in North Carolina and the commitment of an additional $80 billion in...

The Verge
April 26, 2021

Facebook Prepares For Apple’s iPhone and iPad Privacy Up...
Electronics - Tech

OK, iPhone owners, it's decision time. This week, Apple will release updates to its device operating systems that will require apps to ask for permission to track your activity online. Once you upda...

USA Today
April 26, 2021

App Makers Blast Apple and Google in Senate Hearing on App Sto...
Tech

Apple and Google faced a battery of accusations on Wednesday from prominent app developers, including Spotify and Tile, who alleged that the large tech platforms have abused their dominance and harmed...

CNN Business
April 23, 2021

Oscars Sells Out Ad Inventory Despite Awards Show Ratings Decl...
Television - Theatrical

Disney Advertising Sales said Thursday it’s sold out of ad inventory for the 93rd Oscars telecast on ABC this Sunday. The show, which typically airs in February or early March, was pushed back by o...

CNBC
April 23, 2021

Apple Facing Lawsuit for Telling Consumers They Can “Buy...
Online - Streaming - Tech

Rejecting a motion to dismiss, a federal judge says it is plausible that consumers don't know that access to purchased content can be revoked. If possession is nine-tenths of the law, what happens whe...

Hollywood Reporter
April 22, 2021

Everything Apple Announced at it’s Spring Loaded Event
Electronics - Finance - Podcasts - Streaming - Tech

From tweaks to the Apple Card to all new iMacs and iPads, Apple crammed this one-hour event with news. New iMacs, new Apple TV, new Apple AirTags, new iPad Prods, Apple Card, Apple Podcasts, purple iP...

TechCrunch
April 21, 2021

Introducing AirTag, Apple’s New Device for Tracking Your...
Tech

Apple today introduced AirTag, a small and elegantly designed accessory that helps keep track of and find the items that matter most with Apple’s Find My app. Whether attached to a handbag, keys, ba...

CNN Business
April 21, 2021

Apple Looks to Make a Business out of Podcasts
Influencers - Online - Podcasts - Podcasts

Apple more or less invented podcasting. Now it’s finally going to try to make money from it: The company plans to start selling subscriptions to podcasts and keeping a slice of each transaction for ...

Vox
April 21, 2021

Apple Will Launch New Products on April 20
Electronics - Retail - Tech

Apple is set to host its first product launch of the year next week, and it's expected to announce updates to its iPad Pro, iPad mini and AirPods lines. The company on Tuesday sent out press invitati...

CNN Business
April 14, 2021

Store Innovations to Get Shoppers Back to Physical Retail
Retail

For some time now, retailers have tried to attract customers by creating experiences in store, but they now need to get creative as shopping habits change and customers become more demanding. Online ...

CNBC
April 13, 2021

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