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Unicorns are not as rare as you might think....

August 22 2015 , Written by Oleksiy Nesterenko

The number of unicorns (venture-backed private tech companies valued at $1 billion or more) has almost tripled since the beginning of 2014, and now equal to 113. Some investors, and most notably Mark Cuban, argue that this trend indicates another tech...

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Desktop => mobile =>...connected cars

August 19 2015 , Written by Oleksiy Nesterenko

Car dashboards have become digital platforms and are creating a massive new market for carmakers, digital-media companies, and even marketers. In the next 5 years, revenue from connected-car services is expected to reach ca. $152 billion. Currently, connected...

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"You should expect your drone delivery in 20 mins"..

August 18 2015 , Written by Oleksiy Nesterenko

Drones are rapidly transforming from niche hobby to consumer product and commercial opportunity, and the UK is leading this revolution by adopting drone-friendly regulations. Analysts predict that the market for commercial and non-military drones will...

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Mobile digital video advertising is the future

August 18 2015 , Written by Oleksiy Nesterenko

Video is quickly becoming the dominant medium of the smartphone era. According to the recent study by BI intelligence, US digital-video advertising revenue from mobile-based video ads will top over $1.2 billion this year, equaling ca. 25% of the total...

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Time to learn the Alphabet

August 11 2015 , Written by Oleksiy Nesterenko

Google has announced a massive organizational restructuring in which its public equity will be reconstituted under a parent company called “Alphabet,” which will replace Google Inc. as the public entity. CEO Larry Page will run the new company, with co-founder...

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Is HTC worthless?

August 10 2015 , Written by Oleksiy Nesterenko

HTC, a once high-flying mobile brand, is trading at a valuation below its cash on hand. In layman’s terms this situation implies that if you bought all HTC stock the Company would have to pay, you, the buyer to take it over. Meaning that the Company’s...

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#RIP Twitter

August 6 2015 , Written by Oleksiy Nesterenko

Looks like that the internal turmoil, along with stagnating user growth has had the best of Twitter. The Company’s stock is getting beat, daily debates over what’s wrong with the Company, and no permanent CEO at the helm. These are just some of the more...

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Apple -- wireless carrier?...No more

August 4 2015 , Written by Oleksiy Nesterenko

Following news that Apple was testing its own MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), to become, in essence, a mobile carrier, the Company issued a statement: "We have not discussed nor do we have any plans to launch an MVNO" The statement leaves little...

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Who is a copycat now?

August 3 2015 , Written by Oleksiy Nesterenko

"Apple is in talks to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service in the US and Europe. An MVNO is a virtual carrier network that sees technology companies lease space from established carriers and sell it to customers directly." While this...

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