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Angie’s List Delivering Superior Results for Service Providers

Research Question: Are service providers satisfied with Angie’s List as an advertising platform? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: AMZN, ANGI, GOOG, YELP Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Eighteen of 22 service providers advertising on Angie’s List Inc. (ANGI) are satisfied with the company as an advertising platform, including 10 who rank it with […]

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LifeLock Lacks a Distinct Product in a Crowded Market

Research Question: Can LifeLock maintain its leading position in the identity protection industry as competition heats up? By: Chris Jenks Companies: BAC, EFX, INTX, LOCK, LON:EXPN/EXPGY, WFC Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings All eight sources within the ID theft protection sector described LifeLock Inc. (LOCK) as the industry’s leader. However, LifeLock’s […]

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Li & Fung’s Advantages Outweigh Higher Fees; Clients Stay Loyal

Research Question: How much pressure are Li & Fung’s two revenue streams under? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: COH, CRI, GPS, HKG:0494, HKG:1913, LON:BRBY, NKE, TGT, VFC, WMT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings According to all nine sources, Li & Fung Ltd.’s (HKG:0494) two revenue streams are not under significant pressure, given the […]

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Expansion Will Grow Liquidity Services’ Market Share

Research Question: Will new initiatives in its IT platform and products help Liquidity Services grow market share and stand out from competitors? By: David Franklin Companies: CPRT, EBAY, LQDT, OMC, OSTK, RBA Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Liquidity Services Inc. (LQDT), orLSI, is expected to grow its market share through acquisitions, expansion […]

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Small Business Loans and Hiring Up QQ, Tempered by Election

Research Question: Have lending availability and hiring improved for small businesses in the fourth quarter to date? By: Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: BAC, C, COF, JPM, MAN, WFC Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Small business lending has continued to improve into the fourth quarter, and small businesses’ hiring levels have been stable to […]

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Pitney Bowes Whisper

Pitney Bowes Whisper

Research Question: Will Pitney Bowes’ postage meter machines continue to be a staple at small, medium and large businesses or will it fall victim to increasing competition from Neopost and digital offerings? Companies: Pitney Bowes (PBI), Neopost SA (NEO)   Initial research by Blueshift indicates Pitney Bowes products helping improve retention rates for its postage […]

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Nielsen Retains Share But Responds Slowly to a Changing Market (NLSN)

Research Question: Is Nielsen’s Buy segment succumbing to competitive pressure from Visa, MasterCard and others data-analytics companies? By:  Reverdy Johnson Companies: AXP, EBAY, EPA:IPS, ETR:GFK, FB, GOOG, LON:TSCO, LON:WPP, MA, NLSN, RENT, SCOR, SPIR, V Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Nielsen Holdings N.V.’s (NLSN) Buy segment market share is in a […]

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Apr 05 2012 Business Services

Small Businesses’ Toner Spending Rises

Research Question: How does per-employee spending on printers and toner in 2012 compare with 2011? By:  Susan Jennings Kantari Companies: ODP, OMX, SPLS Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Toner spending is increasing for many small business sources, an improvement from our May 11, 2011 report. Eight of our 16 sources, including […]

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Retailers Will Wait For Clear Value Before Adopting Mobile Pay (PYPL)

Research Question: Are PayPal’s mobile point-of-sale payment solutions attractive to brick-and-mortar retailers? What is the anticipated rate of adoption? By: David Franklin Companies: AAPL, EBAY, GOOG, HPY, MA, V Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Retailers are not yet lining up to adopt/participate in eBay Inc.’s (EBAY) PayPal’s mobile payment offering currently being […]

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Shortage of Quality Candidates, Growing Competition Hurting Indian IT Consulting

Research Question: As more global IT consulting companies recruit workers from India, what capacity constraints will develop in the India labor pool? What lies ahead in wage inflation and labor quality trends? By: Reverdy Johnson Companies: CTSH, IBM, INFY, ORCL, WIT Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Salaries for graduating students are […]

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