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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Washington’s Attack on Online Advertising Revenues Disguised as Tax Reform

Washington’s Attack on Online Advertising Revenues Disguised as Tax Reform

Investors in some of the high-flying stocks like Facebook and Alphabet that have driven the Nasdaq Composite Index more than 17 percent higher year to date should ponder what an advertising tax could mean to revenues and EPS expectations

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An NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ Games Win Cements Amazon’s Content Plans

An NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ Games Win Cements Amazon’s Content Plans

The only thing better than one thematic tailwind pushing on a company’s business is two… so you can imagine how powerful three of them must be! Amazon is a company actively adding that 3rd leg to the stool.

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Post IPO Thoughts on Snap Shares and the $34.7 Billion Market Cap Question

Post IPO Thoughts on Snap Shares and the $34.7 Billion Market Cap Question

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat and the latest Connected Society-Content is King hybrid company has gone public but is it really worth the $34.7 billion market cap it had when it closed out its first week of trading?

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If Social Media Giant Inks a Deal with MLB It Could be More Than a Connected Society Play

If Social Media Giant Inks a Deal with MLB It Could be More Than a Connected Society Play

Reuter’s is reporting social media giant Facebook is in talks to stream Major League Baseball games this season. Should a deal emerge between the two….

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Facebook’s WhatsApp Testing a  Snapchat Competitor Status

Facebook’s WhatsApp Testing a  Snapchat Competitor Status

The social media landscape continues to evolve and shift as competitors upgrade product capabilities. It’s to be expected, but it tends to result in ping-ponging like we used to see in the video game console industry to the latest and “hottest” product. With SnapChat or as it’s now called Snap taking share from Twitter and […]

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#RumorHasIt Instagram Will Have Live Video Feature

#RumorHasIt Instagram Will Have Live Video Feature

As Facebook continues to flex and expand the offering on its platforms — Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp – and video becoming a driver of advertising revenue, we would not be surprised to find that yes, Instagram is indeed offering live video capabilities. Facebook already has it as does Twitter with Periscope, and it would be […]

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November Market Update

November Market Update

Bringing you our monthly market update!  November has been yet another month full of highs as the Twitter IPO was oversubscribed 30 times, priced at $26/share, opened at $45.10 then jumped up to $50.09 to then close below its opening price at $44.90 in its first day of trading. If you had any doubts that […]

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