Futurum Research analyst Todd R. Weiss looks at how Amazon and Alphabet are ramping up their fight against a “self-preferencing” bill in the U.S. Congress that seeks to rein in Big Tech marketplace influence in online search and sales.
Futurum Analyst in Residence Jared Klee analyzes the announcement of Instagram testing NFT and explores why many of the big platforms including Twitter and Shopify are doing likewise, how the companies will manage the tension between distributed NFTs and their centralized platforms, and how NFTs unlock a powerful new model for commerce.
Futurum analysts Shelly Kramer and Michael Diamond explore the announcement by Meta and Ray-Ban Stories that Ray-Ban smart glasses are rolling out in new markets, with new color offerings, and more importantly, why this is an important move for Meta in its quest to remain relevant with a younger creator/influencer demographic.
Futurum Research analyst Todd R. Weiss dives into the latest EU and UK antitrust investigations into the online advertising practices of Google and Meta dating back to 2018.
The metaverse is clearly in the news of late, and it appears to be on pace to be one of the biggest trends of 2022. Futurum lead analyst Shelly Kramer covers the announcement out of Microsoft’s Ignite event of the launch of its Mesh for Teams, a new offering intended to blend the digital and physical worlds, expected to roll out to users in 2022, and offering insight on what this means for the future of the metaverse in the workplace.