Amazon has entered the super hot podcasting arena, adding podcasts to their Amazon Music platform. All podcasts will be able to be accessed via Alexa, its voice-activated Echo speakers, and are free to Amazon Prime members.
Walmart launches Walmart+ a subscription service that competes directly with Amazon Prime and costs only $98 a year or optionally $12.95 a month. Walmart’s membership option is now available to customers across the country. Membership includes free 15-day trial period.
Google is being sued for $3 billion in the UK over allegations that YouTube tracks children, violating the UK’s privacy laws.
IBM has deployed a super intelligent face mask surveillance system for businesses (or government) to discreetly track face mask usage by employees, customers, and anyone who enters a building where their system is installed.
Walmart has partnered with Zipline to deliver health-related products directly to customers. The new service will make on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products with the potential to expand to general merchandise.
John Foley, CEO of Peloton, discusses the likelihood that the company will eventually offer subscriptions for its internet-connected fitness products instead of requiring an expensive purchase.
Rodney McMullen, CEO of Kroger, discusses how their digital business has been particularly key to powering their massive growth amid the COVID pandemic.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released a report demonstrating how much COVID-19 has impacted advertising.