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Services, Connectivity Speed Up the Adoption of Microsoft’s Cloud

Research Question: What effect are Microsoft’s full-service cloud and Skype IP communications platform having on consumer mobile and business communications as massively available public and private Wi-Fi continues to expand? Companies: AMZN, CSCO, CTL, GOOG/GOOGL, MSFT, ORCL, S, T, TMUS, TWC, VZ By: John Harrington Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary Microsoft Corp.’s […]

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Well-Received Zarxio Will Pave Way to Eventual Wide Biosimilar Adoption

Research Question: Will Sandoz’s (Novartis) Zarxio, the first biosimilar approved by the FDA, be widely adopted by the medical and managed care community and pave the way for future biosimilars? Companies: AMGN, BOM:500359, EPRS, ESRX, HSP, KOSDAQ:068270, NVS, MRK, PFE By: Linda Richards Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Adoption of […]

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Jun 03 2015 Financial, Idea Proposals

CoStar Group’s Apartments.com Whisper

CoStar Group’s Apartments.com Whisper

Research Question: Are property owners satisfied with their ROI and quality/quantity of leads from CoStar’s Apartments.com? Report Available: June 19, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows Apartments.com’s popularity exploded in March due to website improvements and effective advertising. Bookings and website traffic soared as a result. But it remains to be seen whether the company is bringing in […]

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PayPal Whisper

PayPal Whisper

Research Question: Can eBay’s PayPal succeed with its mobile point-of-sale (POS) strategy even though it has fallen short in past efforts? Companies Covered: eBay (EBAY), Amazon (AMZN), Wal-Mart (WMT), Alibaba (BABA), Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG), Facebook (FB), Visa (V), Discover (DFS) Report Available: May 20, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research show PayPal’s mobile POS initiatives […]

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Q2 Holdings To Ride Cloud Banking Adoption Trend

Research Question: Can Q2 Holdings’ increased sales force bring on enough banking clients to sustain its growth? Companies: ACIW, BAC, EPAY, FIS, FISV, JKHY, NCR, QTWO, STZ, TBBK, WFC By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All sources agree cloud banking is a trend that will continue to grow over […]

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February 2015 Trends Tracker

Trends Tracker Companies covered: AAPL, AMZN, ANGI, ARMH, CBS, CMCSA, CMG, EBAY, FB, FSLR, GME, GNC, GOOG/GOOGL, IHRT, KRX:005930, LNKD, MCD, MSFT, NFLX, NRG, P, PM, SCTY, SSYS, T, TGT, TMUS, TWC, TWTR, TWX, TYO:6752, TYO:6758, TYO:7733, TYO:7974, UA, VIA, VSLR, VZ, WBA, WEN, WFM, WMT, YELP, ZNGA Click here to download the report (.pdf)   […]

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Q2 Holdings Whisper

Q2 Holdings Whisper

Research Question: Can Q2 Holdings’ increased sales force bring on enough banking clients to sustain its growth? Companies Covered: Q2 Holdings (QTWO), NCR Corporation (NCR), ACI Worldwide (ACIW), Bottomline Technologies (EPAY), Jack Henry and Associates (JKHY), Fiserv (FISV), Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), Wells Fargo (WFC), Bank of America (BAC) Report Available: March 13, 2015   Blueshift’s initial […]

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December 2014 Trends Tracker

Trends Tracker Companies covered: AAPL, AMX, AMZN, ANGI, BABA, CMG, DD, ETR:BMW, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, GRPN, HKG:0992, ISRG, KRX:005930, LNKD, MA, MCD, MON, NFLX, S, SFM, SIRI, SYT, T, TGT, TMUS, TSLA, TTWO, TWTR, TWX, TYO:7201, TYO:7974, VZ, WFM, WMT, YELP Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Introduction Welcome to Blueshift Research’s and SurveyMonkey’s fifth […]

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Nov 20 2014 Financial, Technology

Apple Pay Draws Attention to Mobile POS Payment Solutions, Including PayPal’s

Research Question: Will Apple Pay cause PayPal’s growth to slow? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, AXP, BABA, CSCO, EBAY, FIS, GDOT, GOOG/GOOGL, HPY, INGIY, MA, NCR, ORCL, PAY, V By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Sources were mixed regarding whether Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Apple Pay would affect PayPal (eBay Inc./EBAY); 12 […]

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PayPal/Mobile Payments Whisper

PayPal/Mobile Payments Whisper

Research Question: Will Apple Pay cause PayPal’s growth to slow? Companies Covered: Apple (AAPL), PayPal (EBAY), Google (GOOG) Report Available: Nov. 20, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research finds market enthusiasm and growth potential for Apple Pay, but does not see as much overlap with PayPal as current buzz suggests.   Observations Paypal recently reported 153 million accounts […]

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