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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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Game Downloads More of a Threat for GameStop Than Walmart

Research Question: Will Walmart’s used video game business cripple GameStop’s dominance in this area? Companies: AMZN, BBY, GME, GOOG, MSFT, NFLX, TGT, TYO:6758, TYO:7974, WMT By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings GameStop Corp.’s (GME) core business will be threatened more by digital game downloads than by Walmart Stores Inc.’s (WMT) […]

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Sirius XM Attracts Few Dealers, Customers of Used Cars

Research Question: Will Sirius’ efforts to target used car dealerships and used car buyers result in a significant new revenue stream for the company? Companies: AAPL, CCO, LMCA, P, SIRI By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Few buyers of used cars that are already equipped with Sirius XM Holdings […]

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Jan 22 2014 Entertainment, Services

Large Potential Exists for SFXE in EDM Space, Results to Follow

Research Question: Will consumer brands find SFX Entertainment’s collection of electronic dance music festivals compelling enough to become significant sponsorship partners? Companies: BUD, FB, GOOG, LYV, MSFT, SFXE, TWTR By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Thirteen of 15 sources said electronic dance music (EDM) is becoming mainstream, has significant room […]

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Sirius Whisper

Sirius Whisper

Research Question: Will Sirius’ efforts to target used car dealerships and used cars buyers result in a significant new revenue stream for the company? Companies Covered: Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI) Report Available: January 24, 2014   Blueshift’s initial research shows Sirius making a concerted effort to expand its business with used car dealerships and buyers as […]

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New Consoles’ Enhanced Download Feature Not Yet a Threat to GameStop

Research Question: What does the enhanced digital downloading capability of new game consoles mean for game disc sales and the software tie ratio of consoles sold at GameStop? Companies: AMZN, BBY, EBAY, GME, MSFT, TGT, TYO:6758/SNE, TYO:7974/NTDOY, WMT By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Physical discs continue to be the […]

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SFX Entertainment Whisper

SFX Entertainment Whisper

Research Question: Will consumer brands find SFX Entertainment’s collection of electronic dance music festivals compelling enough to become significant sponsorship partners? Companies Covered: SFX Entertainment (SFXE), Live Nation Entertainment (LYV) Report Available: January 23, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research shows SFXE expanding its efforts in the electronic dance music (EDM) festival industry through a multitude of […]

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