Which Airline is Strongest at Harnessing the Google Flights Surge?

The first two quarters of 2017 saw consumers using Google Flights to find fares at a much higher rate than over the same time period in 2016. Analysis of Jumpshot data showed a very strong first quarter for the tool, with 27 percent growth in unique visitors to the service compared to 2016. That slipped…

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LinkedIn vs. Indeed and Craigslist: Are They Competitors After All?

The job market these days seems more competitive than ever, thanks in large part to the numerous online platforms that allow job seekers to research and apply for jobs with just a few clicks. The ease with which people can seek out employment has completely revolutionized the recruitment industry and has left employers with far…

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Amazon Prime Day – By The Numbers

Amazon Prime Day, the one-day global shopping event exclusively for Prime members, tends to garner a lot of attention from shoppers looking for a great mid-summer deal on everything from electronics to exploding kittens. While the date for Amazon Prime Day 2017 hasn’t been set, Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods and a rollout of some…

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How to Know Who Your Competitors Really Are

In the notoriously competitive tech industry, it sometimes feels like your idea is dead before it makes it off the cocktail napkin. No matter the product, someone else always seems to get there first. About 100 million businesses launch annually. That’s three businesses per second! While there may be 99 failures for every successful startup,…

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Data Shows Snapchat’s Struggle with User Acquisition

Snap’s first-ever earnings report on May 10 disappointed investors as well as the media, reporting major losses that led to a decrease in share price after hours. Now a public company, Snap will continue to field comparisons to Facebook-owned competitor Instagram, who launched a copycat feature called Instagram Stories last August. We’ve been analyzing global…

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Tax Season 2017: Procrastinators Love Free Stuff

Taxes are an entrenched part of our society. They’re the source of financial woes and fiscal headaches. What has been a traditionally bureaucratic and unpleasant part of our lives has garnered the attention of new do-it-yourself tax services. A market once dominated by the likes of H&R Block, TurboTax and your dad’s accountant, companies like…

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