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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Can UberEats be fast and cheap?

Ultimately, it’s a race to own the largest stake of a takeout market set to surpass $1 trillion by 2019, according to third-party research firm 7Park Data. Uber doesn’t disclose usage data for UberEats, but anecdotal evidence like its rapid expansion suggests it’s becoming a viable dining alternative, even as it battles upstarts, other tech […]

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Friday, June 16, 2017

7Park Data Expands Technology Leadership With Strategic Engineering Hire

7Park Data, the technology company powering data-driven decisionmaking at businesses around the world, today announced the expansion of its technology leadership team with the hiring of Joel Raha as Senior Vice President of Engineering. Raha will lead development of the 7Park Data technology platform and will oversee the company’s platform, data and API engineers.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Is Wall Street Giving Netflix a Pass on Sky-High Content Costs?

“The rules are different,” says one analyst of the streamer’s $6 billion-a-year content binge, even as CEO Reed Hastings says he wants to cancel more of its shows.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

‘The Get Down,’ ‘Sense8’ Cancellations Signal That Netflix’s Originals Are ‘Destructible’

Analytics firm 7Park Data is one of several companies that use proprietary technology to attempt to fill the void that Netflix’s refusal to release viewership information creates. According to the company’s data for the 12 months ending in April, the most recent seasons of “Marco Polo,” “The Get Down” and “Bloodline” were the least streamed new seasons of […]

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Snap is Evolving Its Services Well, but So Is Instagram

Instagram Stories now has over 200 million daily active users (DAUs), more than the 166 million Snapchat had at the end of Q1 for all of its services. Data from analytics firms 7Park Data and Captiv8 respectively indicates that Instagram Stories usage has impacted Snapchat user sessions, and that a majority of “social media influencers” are now […]

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Snapchat users stay loyal, but Instagram could block its growth

U.S. millennials and Gen Zs aren’t entirely replacing their Snapchat addiction with Instagram Stories, according to a dozen studies and surveys commissioned or collected by TechCrunch.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

You can now watch 50-plus channels of live TV on Hulu with $39.99 upgrade

The arrival of Hulu’s live TV service, along with that of YouTube TV, could encourage some traditional pay-TV subscribers to cut the cord, says 7Park Data analyst Christopher Coby. “Now you bring in convenience, maybe some cost savings and you bring in news and sports and you start to get to that new world that we’ve […]

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Research: 85% of Netflix’s TV Streams in Q1 ’17 Were Licensed, Non-Original Shows

Netflix’s multi-billion dollar investment in original shows is a huge part of the company’s narrative, but it turns out that in Q1 ’17, 85% of its total U.S. streams were actually licensed, non-original shows, according to new research from 7Park Data. The firm believes that while viewers wait for new seasons of originals to appear, […]

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Amazon catching up with Flipkart in India

Amazon accounted for 30.3% of monthly mobile e-commerce users in India last month, putting it almost even with Flipkart’s 30.7% share, according to data research firm 7Park Data cited by Quartz

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Amazon gains on Flipkart in India’s mobile commerce market

Amazon is rapidly amassing mobile commerce market share in India, accounting for 30.3% of the country’s mobile commerce users as of last month, compared to 30.7% for market leader Flipkart, according to data from research firm 7Park Data emailed to Retail Dive

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Amazon closing in on Flipkart as top India e-commerce site among mobile users, study says

Amazon is making a $5 billion play to became the top e-commerce site in India, and it seems the investment is paying off. According to new data from data intelligence firm 7Park Data…

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Amazon grows fast in Indian e-commerce market

Amazon India appears to be gaining ground in the Indian e-commerce market against homegrown rivals Flipkart and Snapdeal. According to 7Park Data, which tracks mobile app usage, Amazon is continuing to grow in terms of monthly active users, while e-commerce giant Flipkart has seen usage level off — leaving both companies with about 30 percent of […]

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Flipkart raises $1.4bn from tech giants to take on Amazon

Global technology groups Tencent, eBay and Microsoft have injected $1.4bn into Indian ecommerce group Flipkart to boost its firepower…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

In escalating turf war, food delivery apps move to the suburbs

Restaurant and booze delivery by way of smartphone app may have started as conveniences for a select group of urban dwellers, but they are fast becoming a push-button option for people in remote parts of counties around the nation.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Is a Disappointing ‘Ghost in the Shell’ the Nail in the Coffin of Hollywood Whitewashing?

Since Netflix doesn’t release its viewership data to the public, studios and publications like Vanity Fair turn to 7Park Data for insights to answer questions about the latest Defenders installment, Iron Fist.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Iron Fist defies the critics to become Netflix’s most-binged drama

Iron Fist may have been Netflix’s least popular TV series critically but the negative reviews didn’t stop it from becoming the streaming service’s most binge-watched drama premiere.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ Was Netflix’s Most-Binged Drama Premiere

“Marvel’s Iron Fist” drew some of the most scathing reviews that any Netflix series has earned. But the critical dog pile apparently did little to dampen enthusiasm for the show.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Not into Snapchat? Facebook is launching an alternative: Messenger Day

With 1.9 billion users, the world’s largest social network spans generations from great grandparents to middle schoolers. But apps such as Snapchat and Musical.ly are threatening to undercut that advantage by poaching the attention of youth.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Snap shares soar in market debut for parent company of Snapchat

Facebook — and its sibling network, Instagram — poses a particularly strong challenge. Analysis from the research firm 7Park Data suggests that the launch of Instagram’s Snapchat-like Stories feature hurt Snapchat’s growth. Snapchat’s daily users fell off after Instagram introduced its version Stories, indicating that Snapchat’s user base can be lured away.

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Snap soars through its market debut. Now for the hard part.

Snap, the parent company of the ephemeral messaging service Snapchat, outstripped expectations for its stock market debut Thursday, closing at $24.48 per share.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Study Finds Growth in Reality-TV Streaming

Streaming-video viewing of reality-television programming is on the rise, according to a new study by 7Park Data.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Why Hulu is hoping to turn old ‘Golden Girls’ episodes into a gold mine

Christopher Coby, senior research analyst at 7Park Data, a company that analyzes viewership trends on several streaming media services, including Hulu, said that any streaming service hoping to make a splash with viewers needed a full slate of comedy programs for viewers to choose from. He suspects Baby Boomers — and perhaps their adult children […]

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The 20 most popular shows on Hulu

“South Park” is by far the most popular show on Hulu, representing 5.5% of US TV streaming in November, according to a new report from 7Park Data.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sports On Mobile: Bring It On!

“Viewers have been watching sports in short bursts for years, and these bursts have morphed into longer engagements,” says a new blog post from 7Park’s Christopher Coby.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Lyft has finally figured out a way to make finding your driver less awkward

Lyft remains a distant second to Uber in the US. A recent report from research firm 7Park Data found Uber commanded 70% to 80-ish% of car-hailing revenue in most major American cities as of this August.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Twitter’s 4-Year Odyssey With the 6-Second Video App Vine

Twitter launched Vine in January 2013. Six months later, Vine had 13 million regular users. Three months after that, its total users had tripled. Byrne Hobart, an analyst at 7Park Data, estimated that at the height of Vine’s popularity, roughly 3.64 percent of Android smartphone owners in the United States used Vine at least once a […]

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Twitter Couldn’t Hold Onto Vine’s Audience—or the Stars It Created

Vine peaked in August 2014, when the app was used at least once a month by 3.64 percent of all Android mobile users in the U.S., compared with just 0.66 percent today, according to research firm 7Park Data. So that made Thursday’s mourning an exercise in nostalgia for most, who looked back fondly on the early days […]

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Twitter to slash 9% of its workforce and kill Vine as it tries to eke out a profit

The percentage of people in the U.S. using Vine in one 7Park Data research panel has dipped below 1% from a peak of near 4% two years ago, while Instagram commands about 30%, up from about 21%.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Here’s How Bad Things Got For Vine

Byrne Hobart, an analyst at 7Park Data, pointed to YouTube as a culprit for Vine’s demise: “As YouTube made aggressive overtures to popular Vine users, Vine lost momentum and usage.”

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Hey Tumblr, U OK, Bro?

Data from the research firm 7Park Data, shows Tumblr holding relatively steady in usage over the past year and a half, the same time period that Vine plunged.

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Lyft picked up 17 million rides in October, up more than twice that amount from last year

Data from research firm 7Park also shows Lyft gaining in U.S. market share on Uber year over year in major metropolitan areas where Uber has dominated since 2014.

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Lyft Gains on Uber, to a Point

Did a $1 billion investment led by General Motors in January help Lyft fight Uber in the U.S.? New data show that Lyft made market share gains over the past year in eight of eight major U.S. cities tracked by 7Park Data, including San Francisco, New York, Boston, Dallas and Washington, D.C.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

The Cities That Uber and Lyft Are Changing

Uber now offers rides in more than 200 U.S. cities. Rival Lyft does too. But Uber gets an estimated 60 percent of its U.S. revenue from just five metropolitan areas (New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington), according to a new report from the research firm 7Park Data.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Uber dominates U.S. ride market, report says

“It’s striking: Uber is dominant in every U.S. city,” said Byrne Hobart, lead analyst at 7Park Data, which analyzed credit card purchasing data from 2.5 million U.S. consumers and mobile-app usage from 50 million devices worldwide.

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Uber and Lyft’s Growth Is Slowing in Most Major U.S. Cities

Some 13 to 15 million Americans will actively use ride-sharing services by the end of this year and that’s close to the ceiling of the total U.S. market that Uber and Lyft, the two largest U.S. ride-sharing companies, can capture. That’s according to a report from 7Park Data, an NYC-based data intelligence company, which found that 20 […]

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

What do people watch on Netflix? Finally an answer.

Brian Lichtenberger, chief executive officer at 7Park Data, talks to Media Life about why “Friends” endures, how viewing preferences differ from country to country, and why old ratings models are quickly becoming outdated.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Study: Library Shows Most Streamed on Netflix

While original shows on Netflix get the most attention, the most-viewed shows on the streaming service are almost all off-network shows, according to a study by 7Park Data.

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The 20 most popular shows on Netflix

We’re getting a closer to understanding what people really like on Netflix. A new report from 7Park Data estimates the most-watched shows and movies on the streaming service, which doesn’t release ratings.

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Analyst: Netflix Has Room For Plenty More Original Series

The findings from 7Park Data, from users that collectively stream more than 1 million hours of content each day, found that Orange Is The New Black was by far the most-watched TV show on Netflix during the period between May and June…

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

From zero to seventy (billion)

Lyft, with 20% of the American market to Uber’s 80%, is spending an estimated $50m a month to increase its share, and in many places it has been succeeding (see chart 2).

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Airbnb Probably Isn’t Driving Rents Up Much, At Least Not Yet

Airbnb reports it currently lists over 2 million spaces for rent worldwide. Analytics firm 7Park Data pegs the exact number at 2.3 million, up from 3,000 in 2009, a compound annual growth rate of 153 percent. Airbnb added about 229,000 new units in North America alone in 2015, according to 7Park Data.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Google could be bigger in streaming music than you think

First, a survey of Android users from 7Park Data shows that Play Music is neck-in-neck with Spotify for daily active users in the US.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

One chart that shows why Uber had to strike a deal with Didi in China

According to Brian Lichtenberger, cofounder of 7Park Data , in a “winner take all (or most)” industry like on-demand transportation, Uber would have had to outgrow, out-raise, and outspend Didi to rationalize staying in the competition in China. Once Uber realized that was highly unlikely, a merger was the only option.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pokemon Go launches in Hong Kong and France

People have spent significant time playing the game with 7Park Data showing gamers spend an average of 75 minutes per day in the app during the first week the game launched. This compares to data from the same firm showing users spending nine minutes on Snapchat, 19 minutes on YouTube, and 35 minutes on Facebook.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

‘Pokémon GO’ Claims 2x Daily Usage Time Of Facebook, Eats Into YouTube Engagement

A new report gathered from 7Park Data — pulled from a multi-million panel of anonymous U.S. Android users – shows that during its first week, Pokémon GO users spent 75 minutes per day playing, versus only 35 minutes on the Facebook app. Beyond that, there’s another statistic that may give YouTube and Snapchat executives pause. When comparing daily usage the week before […]

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CHART: People are spending way more time on ‘Pokémon Go’ than Facebook and Snapchat

Analytics company 7Park Data says that users spent an average of 75 minutes in the app during its first week of release. That’s an impressively high number, and shows that users keep coming back to play “Pokémon Go.”

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Monday, July 18, 2016

An App to Deconstruct Your Food

“These [food] apps have trouble keeping customers loyal — if you use them successfully, you don’t need them any more, and if you don’t use them successfully, you may not think it’s worth it to try more,” said Byrne Hobart, the lead analyst at 7Park Data. “They’re kind of like the dating apps that way.”

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

LINE Takes Aim At Facebook With $1 Billion IPO

LINE is an extremely popular messaging app in Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan and Thailand, four countries that make up two thirds of the company’s users. On average, 82% of Android owners in that quartet of countries will open the app at least once a month, according to market research firm 7Park Data.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Data Storytelling: What It Is, Why It Matters

“Knowing your audience is key,” said Byrne Hobart, lead Internet analyst at data intelligence company 7Park Data, in an interview. “Too often, the data will make sense to those who put reports together but not to those who might actually read them. A good rule is to have someone outside the organization read it and explain […]

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Airbnb’s Impact on Online Travel Agencies and Hotels Is Different Than You Thought

What 7Park Data found is that although Airbnb is definitely growing by leaps and bounds, it’s actually having a minimal impact on OTAs. Essentially, Airbnb spending consists mostly of incremental travel spend, suggesting that Airbnb is allowing these frequent travelers to take trips they might not have otherwise.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Airbnb’s Enormous Success is Bigger Than You Think

In North America alone last year, Airbnb added 229,000 listings to its stock compared to the hotel industry’s 139,000 new rooms, according to a recent study by 7Park Data.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Airbnb overtakes hotel industry with red-hot growth

A recent report by 7Park Data looked at the growth of vacation rental app and website Airbnb.  A dip in booking growth in the last half of 2015 is attributed to following extreme growth in previous quarters.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Uber explodes in Egypt, while EasyTaxi stutters in the Middle East

The Middle East and North Africa are relatively new markets for ride-hail companies like Uber and homegrown player Careem… In a series of charts that track installations and monthly usage, data company 7Park examined how ride-hail companies Careem, Uber and EasyTaxi were faring in the region.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Snapchat Now a Data Hog

Snapchat’s U.S. fan base doesn’t appear to be growing like it was in the past—but existing users have been spending steadily more time on the app, new data shows. They’re also consuming a heck of a lot more data while on the app than they were a couple of years ago. These findings, from research firm […]

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Friday, April 1, 2016

“Perfect Storm” Brewing For Live Video, Says Periscope CEO

Periscope, according to the research firm 7Park Data, has increased its installed base eightfold since May 2015. It now reaches an estimated 3.34 million downloads in the U.S. alone. Earlier this week Periscope said that 200 million broadcasts have been shared on the platform, up from 100 million in January.

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Fitbit maintains lead in app usage while Under Armour gains market share

Various studies in the past have indicated that we tend to toss our fitness trackers into a drawer somewhere after only a few months of use. A new report into the habits of users has, however, found that that more and more of us are deciding to stick with our devices. The report also reveals some interesting facts on […]

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wearable Fitness Tracker Activity: Fitbit 73%, Under Armour 7%; Brand Messaging Tags Along

The growth of active, daily users of wearable fitness trackers grew, according to an analysis of a U.S. panel of millions of mobile device users conducted by 7Park Data. The fastest growth was by Under Armour Record.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Under siege: Fitbit’s being caught by the might of Under Armour

A new report into the habits of users of the big fitness tracker apps has found some surprising data about the growth of big brands, and found some interesting differences between them. Unsurprisingly, the report by mobile analytics firm 7Park Data showed that Fitbit enjoyed the lion’s share of engagement, logging 72.68% of usage time of the […]

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Google’s VR App Not Hooking Users

The number of monthly active users of Google “Cardboard” soared in the past few months, according to 7Park Data, an analytics company. But the number of daily users of the app daily has barely budged and remains extremely low.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

CMO Today: Viceland Makes Its Cable Debut

Here’s your morning roundup of the biggest marketing, advertising and media industry news and happenings.

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Despite Big-Name Backers, 120 Sports Struggles to Break Out on Mobile

While ESPN’s mobile app is on 5.6% of mobile devices tracked by 7Park Data, 120 Sports is installed on less than 0.01% of devices, “a statistically insignificant percentage,” according to Brian Lichtenberger, co-founder of 7Park Data, who called 120 Sports an “almost non-event.”

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Twitter’s stalled user growth is the hurdle its stock can’t overcome

The power of Twitter is in its immediacy, they have said.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Twitter’s US users fall by a third in two years – report

Social network has suffered from stagnating users, according to figures it publically reveals, but third-party data suggests that the real story is worse still

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

In Brazil, 99Taxis Start-Up Jockeys to Stay Ahead of Uber

How does an aspiring entrepreneur navigate the economic and political crises dogging Brazil? Build a growing taxi-app start-up, naturally. The financing will come.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Cab Booking Platform Cabsguru Raises Angel Funding

New Delhi-based cab search, comparison and booking platform Cabsguruhas raised angel funding from a group of investors at a valuation of $3.5 Mn. The round was led by Prashanth Ranganathan, founder and CEO of Paysense. The funds will be used by the company to further strengthen their product.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

The last three weeks could change India’s taxi industry forever

Even by the standards of India’s rapidly evolving taxi industry, the past few weeks have been an utter whirlwind. First, on Nov. 18, Ola—India’s home-grown mobile app-based taxi aggregation company—said it had raised $500 million (Rs3,306 crore) from a clutch of investors including China’s leading taxi-hailing company, Didi Kuaidi.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

After getting forced out of South Korea, Uber prepares to fight back

UberTaxi had a rough ride too as it was overtaken by a homegrown rival app. Meanwhile, UberX proved to be explosively controversial, just as it and the comparable UberPop has in cities the world over.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

The Ola V/S Uber War – Data Suggests One Of Them Is Winning By A Large Margin

The war of the taxi aggregators – Ola & Uber, in India, is in high gear; every move one makes is met with an even bigger move by the other. The battles continue on various fronts as they both try to win the final war. Who is winning?

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

New Mobile Reports From MobileFuse And 7Park Data Reveal Hidden Data

For digital marketers, user info is the breadcrumb path that shows the way to more sales.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Some of SoundCloud’s most loyal users are starting to lose faith in the site

SoundCloud is undergoing a shift in its identity from a hangout for DJs and radio hosts to a commercial platform for established artists to share their music. But not everyone is happy.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Outside U.S., Uber Losing to Locals

It’s no secret that Uber trails ride-sharing rivals throughout Asia. New data shows that Uber is also behind local competitors in Latin America, China and eastern Europe as well.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FanDuel vs. DraftKings: Which is bigger?

Neither of the rival daily fantasy sports startups will reveal how many users they have. All we know is that they’re in an arms race for users, and they’re raising and spending giant piles of cash to compete.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

New Snapchat feature could be a godsend for your mobile data plan

An update to Snapchat being released Monday gives users more control over how much mobile data the entertainment app sucks up.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Twitter Is Winning The Live Streaming Battle

Following its acquisition of live streaming app Periscope, Twitter has been actively fighting to make sure its service beats that of independent competitor Meerkat, which had a slightly earlier start. In recent weeks, Twitter has made changes to cut off Meerkat’s access to Twitter’s social graph, and even began pushing celebrities and publishers to stop […]

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Meerkat Learns Buzz Doesn’t Always Mean Business

After Meerkat, the live video-streaming application, debuted in February, it got the kind of press that would be enviable for any new business. New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd mentioned it in a column. Techcrunch wrote a post about why people love it and why Twitter Inc. should acquire it. The Verge said Meerkat “conquered […]

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Online dating’s age wars: Inside Tinder and eHarmony’s fight for our love lives

Tinder, America’s fast-growing online-dating juggernaut, last week unveiled its first big branding partnership aimed at its core audience of millennial fling-seekers: a neon-drenched video-ad campaign hyping Bud Light’s mega-keg party, “Whatever, USA.”

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Monday, March 2, 2015

New Data Shows Mobile Data Consumption Skyrocketing Following Snapchat Discover’s Launch

Word has it that last month’s launch of Snapchat’s “Discover” feature, which connects the messaging app’s users to news stories and other media packaged in a way that’s ideal for consumption in quick bursts, has been driving millions of pageviews per day for its publishing partners. But the evidence pointing to Discover’s popularity has been […]

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tinder’s paid subscription service could ruin everything that made the app great

Tinder, the outrageously popular free dating app, is going through a huge change. It is in the middle of launching a paid subscription product called Tinder Plus, which is being tested in parts of Europe.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two Charts That Show How Fast Snapchat Is Growing

Snapchat Inc. is raising money that could value the company at as much as $19 billion. If completed, the deal would make Snapchat the third-most valuable venture-backed company in the world.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Startling Rise Of YikYak In One Chart

Anecdotes galore have been helping to raise the notoriety level of YikYak recently.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dating Service Zoosk Lays Off 15% Of Staff, Company Confirms

Dating service Zoosk has laid off 15 percent of its employees this week, sources told TechCrunch, and the company now confirms. According to a spokesperson, the move was made as part of a larger effort to lower expenses in many areas. News of the layoffs follows the exit of Zoosk’s founders from their leadership roles […]

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Snapchat’s New Year’s Eve “Our Story” Will Be Its Biggest Yet

Snapchat is preparing to launch its biggest “Our Story” feature yet this New Year’s Eve, documenting worldwide celebrations using curated user photos and videos from cities like New York, Dubai, St. Petersburg, Russia and more. The company says it expects to process hundreds of hours of footage to create this New Year’s Eve collaboration, which […]

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

10 Things You Need To Know In Tech Right Now

Good morning! It’s Christmas Eve – way too late to get off Santa’s naughty list. It’s a clear, mild day in London. You’ve probably got the day off but tech news never sleeps! Here’s what you need to know right now…

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The “Snappening” Had No Impact On Snapchat Growth, Usage Or Engagement

No single bad PR incident can impact Snapchat’s growth or popularity, it seems. Earlier this year, the mobile social network made headlines when thousands of Snapchat accounts were hacked, causing around 200,000 private photos – many of a decidedly racy nature – to be leaked publicly to the web.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

The World of Mobile by the Numbers

The number of mobile subscriptions is approaching the number of people on earth. Some 6.9 billion people will have cellular subscriptions by the end of this year — or about 95 percent of the world’s population, according to the International Telecommunications Union. More than half of these subscribers will be in the Asia-Pacific region.

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