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ComScore Has an Opening, But Toppling Nielsen Will Be Tough (NLSN, SCOR)

Research Question: Will ComScore’s cross-platform measurement technology lead it to revenue growth and challenge Nielsen? Companies: ADBE, ASX:FOX/FOX, CHTR, CMCSA, DISH, FB, GOOG/GOOGL, NFLX, NLSN, OMC, ORCL, SCOR, T, TWX, VIA/VIAB, VZ, WPPGY Click here to download report (.pdf) By: Seth Agulnick   Summary of Findings Neither ComScore (SCOR) nor Nielsen N.V. (NLSN) has hit on […]

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comScore Idea Proposal (SCOR, NLSN)

comScore Idea Proposal (SCOR, NLSN)

Will comScore’s cross-platform measurement technology challenge Nielsen and lead the company to revenue growth? Report Available: May 19, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found SCOR scrambling to deal with internal accounting issues that have temporarily halted trading of the company’s shares. At the same time, SCOR is facing off against NLSN and others as demand […]

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comScore Idea Proposal (SCOR)

comScore Idea Proposal (SCOR)

Will comScore’s digital ad measurement business boost the company’s fortunes in 2017? Report Available:May 11, 2017   Blueshift’s initial research found SCOR scrambling to deal with internal accounting issues that have temporarily halted trading of the company’s shares. At the same time, SCOR is facing off against NLSN and others as demand grows for measuring […]

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Jun 22 2016 Entertainment

Pandora Is Stepping into a Minefield with Its On-Demand Service

Research Question: Will artists and record labels cut reasonable direct license deals with Pandora so that it can become a broader platform and grow listener hours? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, GOOG/GOOGL, P, TYO:6758, VIVHY By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Pandora Media Inc. (P) will be able to get […]

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Pandora Media Idea Proposal

Pandora Media Idea Proposal

Are record labels, talent management agencies, and musicians embracing Pandora’s reinvigorated platform? Report Available: June 23, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research found P undergoing new developments in its business with the acquisition of a ticket-selling company, an on-demand music platform, and the building of an artist marketing platform – all intended to appeal to record […]

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Virtual Reality Idea Proposal

Virtual Reality Idea Proposal

Research Question: As virtual reality hits the mainstream, which hardware and software companies, content developers, and ad platforms will emerge as the winners? Report Available: March 17, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows tangible excitement and potential for the virtual reality market as products, led by FB’s Oculus Rift, are set to launch over the […]

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GameStop Could Be Hurt by Lull in Market for Used Consoles

Research Question: Is a shortage of preowned PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles and games hurting GameStop? Companies: AMZN, ATVI, BBY, EA, EBAY, GME, MSFT, TYO:6460, TYO:6758, TYO:7974, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings GameStop Corp. (GME) is not selling many preowned versions of current-generation gaming consoles […]

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GameStop Whisper

GameStop Whisper

Research Question: Is a shortage of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles damaging GameStop’s used game business? Report Available: May 18, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows the PS4 and Xbox One’s immense popularity causing gamers to keep consoles and games longer than usual, thus limiting supply of highly demanded pre-owned inventory GME can acquire and […]

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Pandora/Sirius Whisper

Pandora/Sirius Whisper

Research Question: Will Pandora’s growth in auto infotainment result in share loss for Sirius over the next two years? Companies Covered: Pandora Media (P), SiriusXM (SIRI), iHeartMedia (IHRT), Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) Report Available: April 24, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows 60% of all radio listenership occurs in the vehicle and streaming options in […]

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Deep-Pocketed Giants Pose Biggest Threat to Pandora

Research Question: Can Pandora withstand increasing competition from Spotify, iTunes Radio and other streaming music providers? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, DDAIY, F, GOOG/GOOGL, IHRT, MSFT, P, S, SIRI, T, TMUS, TWTR, VZ By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Pandora Media Inc. (P) will face pressure in growing its user base […]

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