Businesses flock to Instagram

The adoption of social media by companies to reach customers, share its wares, drive revenues and build its brands continues. Amid the battle between Facebook and LinkedIn, we are seeing businesses embrace Instagram, in some cases as its only web presence, to reach customers. Even as we peruse Instagram, we are seeing more companies have […]

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Today it’s the mobile web, tomorrow the voice-driven web

Today it’s the mobile web, tomorrow the voice-driven web

As we saw in 3Q 2017 earnings results from Asset-lite Business Model company Alphabet (GOOGL) and Connected Society company Facebook (FB), the current platform of chose among consumers is mobile. We are, however, seeing the seeds of the next technology revolution — voice-powered intelligent solutions — with more players entering the fray. The current leader […]

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Previewing AT&T (T) Earnings and Watching Capital Spending Levels for Dycom (DY)

Previewing AT&T (T) Earnings and Watching Capital Spending Levels for Dycom (DY)

A preview of what we’re looking for in AT&T’s upcoming earnings announcements at the cross-section of the Connected Society and Content is King, while also looking for confirming data points to support our Dycom (DY) position

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$100 Billion in Online Grocery Sales by 2025 Raises Competitive and Logistics Questions

$100 Billion in Online Grocery Sales by 2025 Raises Competitive and Logistics Questions

Each month it seems we get more data points that confirm the accelerating shift toward digital shopping. As we noted in a recent post,  non-store sales accounted for 19 percent of holiday shopping in 2016 vs. 17% in 2015, but the shift is moving way past holiday shopping. Amazon is moving into fashion, groceries and […]

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Will Digital Shopping Mean No More Wobble to Gobble This Thanksgiving?

Will Digital Shopping Mean No More Wobble to Gobble This Thanksgiving?

With more retailers from Amazon to Wal-mart focusing on not just groceries, but online ordering of groceries and in some cases delivery as well, why should Christmas be the only year-end holiday consumers shop online for? To us, this begs the question if we will soon no longer need to wobble in order to gobble […]

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Latest UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study confirms the accelerated shift that has Gap and other retailers questioning their business models 

Latest UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper study confirms the accelerated shift that has Gap and other retailers questioning their business models 

Given the data junkies that we are, we are always looking for confirming data points and this one while a bit self serving certainly confirms the accelerated shift toward digital commerce. We define digital commerce to include both online and mobile shopping. Given the growing install base of connected devices, collapsing time to customer from Amazon and others, and […]

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Smartphone data usage to climb to 8.9 GB per month by 2021, driving demand for Connected Society companies

Smartphone data usage to climb to 8.9 GB per month by 2021, driving demand for Connected Society companies

No slowdown expected in mobile data consumption as more smartphones are sold and carriers deploy faster mobile networks globally. A rather compelling view for our Connected Society and its going global. Implication for smartphone vendors, RF chip companies, mobile infrastructure equipment and many more as newer mobile technologies are deployed. According to the recently published Ericsson […]

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Mondelez to create more apps, online videos in advertising shift @Redbull @BuzzFeed @MDLZ @PepsiCo $MDLZ $PEP #ConnectedSociety

Mondelez to create more apps, online videos in advertising shift @Redbull @BuzzFeed @MDLZ @PepsiCo $MDLZ $PEP #ConnectedSociety

When a brand as trusted (and as yummy) as Oreo moves shifts gears to online and mobile as well as apps because traditional advertising isn’t getting it done…. kinda tells you something. To us its more Content is King and Connected Society at work.  Massive disruption in the ad industry prompted Mondelez to switch gears […]

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