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November 8, 2015

Target to close 13 stores in US, just after closing down all 133 stores in canada




Target is ranked No. 16 in the Internet Retailer top 500 Ranking 


The second-largest discount retailer in the United States Target  is set to close down 13 of its stores across the US  due to the locations' poor performance. Eligible employees will be given the  option to move out or be transferred  to another location according to a company spokesperson .

Target had earlier laid off about 2,000 professional employees in a series of workforce reductions. Last January, the company also closed all 133 of its stores in Canada after failing to make enough revenue there.Currently Target as 1,799 U.S. stores.This is in contrast to one of its competitor Amazon which has announced that it will hire an additional 100,000 workers for the holiday season.Meanwhile the upcoming holiday season Target has started to offer customers free shipping during this years( see after the jump or click  below)



Target's Average U.S. Revenue per Square Foot has increased steadily from $280 in 2009 to $303 in 2014.

In time for the Holiday season Target Corp. is offering free shipping and returns on all online orders from Nov. 1 through Christmas Day.  This is the second straight holiday season that Target has offered free shipping on all online orders, though last year the promotion was offered only through Dec. 20. This is also the second time in recent months that Target has offered free shipping on all online orders to entice shoppers.

November 7, 2015

Trends in VC investment across the Healthcare sector



Healthcare costs in the U.S. have gone up over 130% in the last decade, and healthcare is currently 18% of the GDP.

In 2014, Venture Capital Investments in Healthcare Services was 360M US dollars. PE  and VC funding over the last 5 years for Healthcare  has been on an downward trajectory over the last 4  years now.However There have been more than 400 healthcare deals in the first half of 2015, and the year is on track for a five-year high in funding.

 After 2000 .when the healthcare sector VC funding's were at its peak at 3 billion, the next  biggest peak came in 2010-2011 where more than 1.5 billion ISD was pumped across different  healthcare verticals during the 2 years. At its most recent reporting value (December 31, 2014), the series was sitting down 36.92% from 2010. Over that span, it hit its minimum value on December 31, 2013 at 211M US dollars.

In 2014, heath insurance companies   also raised $308 million across 32 venture rounds, according to CrunchBase data — a 250% increase from the $88 million raised in 2013 and a 556% increase from 2012’s tota

VC funding statistics on media and entertainment sector around the years

"vc funding on media and entertainment in US"

The above data show how VC investment and PE investment has changed over the years across media and entertainment industries .In 2014, Venture Capital Investments in Media and Entertainment was 5.75B US dollars. Upward Trend Over the last five years, the series saw an upward trend culminating at 5.75B US dollars at it's most recent reporting value (December 31, 2014). This puts the series up 3383.58% from 2010.

Tesla Motors Road Map : Chart of the day





" Telsa motors road map"

Its sedan’s top acceleration mode isn’t the only thing “ludicrous” about Tesla Motors Inc.According to Wall Street Journal The company’s full-year delivery target  are between 50,000 and 55,000 vehicles.Based on preliminary figures the company released about the third quarter—it unveils complete results Tuesday—it has delivered 33,157 so far in 2015. Tacking on an additional 16,843 to 21,843 seems a tall order given likely teething problems around making its new Model X sport-utility vehicle.
However the chart shows the funding  details at Tesla motors and how it is planning to scale up. Tesla Motors plans to sell 70,000 model X by 2017 and 45,000 Model  S by 2017

November 5, 2015

social media marketing automation tools: Most rated top 5



Most popular by ratings :Social media marketing automation tools
G2 Crowd Grid for Social Media Mgmt Software


3 pointers on what you need to know before deciding on the social media marketing automation tool

Some social media monitoring tools and marketing automation systems also offer social media management features. Alongside some marketing automation tools too provide social ability in terms of social media marketing...including to work with Twitter and Facebook as include and schedule tweets  and facebook posts
How to choose a social media automation tool

1) Number of users
2)features and functionalities
3)Integration with your over digital marketing analytics

However it has be to primarily based on your needs. If Social media marketing is a core and heart of your marketing you can consider some of the options here .The Market share Perception map shows the leaders, the laggards and the contenders .

Among the top 3 are  1)social studio  2)Tweetdeck  3)hootsuite and 4)sprout

The high performers include 1)Sendible 2)Agorapulse 3)Buffer  4)cision 54)Growsocial.


November 3, 2015

4G Smartphones supporting wireless charging between 13 to 20 megapixel camera resolution


These following smartphones meet the critera's of being a 4G, with wireless charging, with a camera resolution between 13 to 20 megapixels .

LG G4
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Launched July 2015

 Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Launched :August 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6
Android 5.0 Lollipop
launched :April 2015

 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Launched :April 2015

Regional distribution of web usage in United Kingdom;

"UK internet demographics by geographic region"

UK Internet usage and Penetration by Region

In terms of web usage  across United Kingdom , The west Midlands, east Midlands, East of England,London, Scotland ,South East were regions across UK which had the higher internet and web usage






"regional distribution of internet usage across United Kingdom"
:Source: Office for National Statistics

Regional Distribution  of internet usage in UK

  1. The South East had the highest proportion of recent internet users (90%) and Northern Ireland was the area with the lowest proportion (80%) 
  2. In quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2015, 86% of adults (44.7 million) in the UK had used the internet in the last 3 months (recent users)
  3.  Across UK it is estimated that  of 85% The South East had the highest proportion of recent internet users (90%) and Northern Ireland was the area with the lowest proportion (80%).

growth of web usage among seniors : 58% seniors are online today



" use of internet among Americans"

" growth of seniors in web usage"

In 2000, 70% of young adults used the internet and that figure has steadily grown to 96% today. At the other end of the spectrum, 14% of seniors used the internet in 2000, while 58% do so today. Not until 2012 did more than half of all adults ages 65 and older report using the internet.

Stock market returns in the last one year: Twitter vs LinkedIn




How has the Twitter Stock fared in the last one year compared to Linkedin
Twitter One year Stock market Return
Linkedin One year stock Market returns

November 2, 2015

This years most recommended vs least recommended tech brands

The Best Tech Brands : Highly recommended vs least recommended

 These product rankings were determined by an recommendation engine  algorithm  which extracted ratings and reviews from social  reviews,online forums, technology blogs, company blogs.
Each brand  was assigned a score by specout factoring  in expert scores from (CNET, Laptop Mag, PC Magazine, PC World, WIRED), over a dozen tech specs (battery life, video resolution, pixel density, etc.) and a variety of performance benchmarks (Geekbench, Basemark OS II, CamSpeed, DxO Mark, GFXBench, Broswermark)

.A total of 22 product categories were covered The  recommendation engine from  Specout  assigned each produc Smart Rating, based on

  1. Expert reviews
  2. Independent tests, 
  3. benchmark performance
  4. Specifications and features. 



To know more about the research methodology, head over at  Biggest tech brands; Fac vs Fiction

November 1, 2015

London's hottest 3 start ups in 2015




" London's hottest start ups"

Which  industry verticals  are venture funds most likely to invest in

London’s investors list an average of 13 market  verticals tags each and are most interested in the large general markets like  (404), Consumer Internet (367), Enterprise Software (266) and E-Commerce (215). The most popular markets for London’s investors:

1)DELIVEROO 76-78 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QS
 Deliveroo drivers collect the food and deliver it "usually seven to eight minutes after it leaves the kitchen".Its a QS food ordering system as well as provides logistical support to fast food giants as well as neighbourhood stores.Orders can be delivered only via tablet ( android and iOS app). Its present in ten UK cities -- as well as Dublin, Paris and Berlin -- Deliveroo raised £16m in January
and plans to expand into 30 cities by year end

Co Founders:Will Shu and Greg Orlowski

 2)IMPROBABLE 20 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3HE 

Improbable calls itself as an enabler of connecting gaming enthusiasts online . Its vision is to  create vast online games with thousands of players playing across virtual worlds.The company is using the " technique of "distributed systems" used in high-frequency trading and applying them to video games.
 the company recently announced $20 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz.

Co-founders:  Cambridge graduates Herman Narula and Rob Whitehead

3)WORLDREMIT 66 Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UD Worldremit is your typical money exchange services, much like western union. However WorldRemit makes the process easier while charging lower commission than high-street banks. The company already has raised fund to the tune of raised $100 million in February from Technology Crossover Ventures and Accel, with plans to expand into the US and worldwide The World Bank estimates that international money transfers will hit $646 billion in 2015.

Co-founders :Having a former UN advisor as a co-founder surely helps . Its founded by  former UN adviser Ismail Ahmed.

October 30, 2015

Start Up Focus :The making and funding of Spotify

" Start up Inc : Making of spotify"


CEO and Co-Founder of Spotify Daniel Ek became a multimillionaire at age 23 when he sold an online advertising company in his native Sweden in 2006.

Not many know that it was a rejection  from Google which made " Daniel what he has achieved today As a 16 year old he was turned away when he applied for a job at Google. This, daniel says was a start of a journey and a turning point  " when he undertook a resolution' of not letting age interfere with his knowledge and subsequently gave birth to an idea, which he has since never looked back 

The idea behind Spotify was " the opportunity" it gave to  the sputtering music industry to create an alternative to music-piracy services such as Napster. Spotify gives a cut of the revenue to record labels and music publishers, which in turn pay out their artists and songwriters at varying rates.

The major labels – Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group, Sony Corp.’s Sony Music Entertainment and Access Industries’ Warner Music Group – also own about 15%of the company, collectively. Spotify reported in November that its 2013 revenue was €747 million ($842 million) and it lost €57.8 million ($65 million).


 Spotify revenue model is based on a bait that " offers a limited, free version of its service", hoping users will eventually subscribe. The company counts 15 million subscribers to its $9.99 premium plan, and about 45 million active users of its free, ad-supported version – by far the biggest global user base of any subscription music offering


List of VC firms invested in Spotify

List of  VC  Funding and Equity Investments in Spotify; As of 2015 137 VC funding firms have a stake in the company 




What are the worlds biggest internet companies across each nation



Google is USA, and the worlds biggest  internet company valued at $410billion






Tencent  is China's biggest  internet company valued at $154billion



 Mxit  is South Africa's biggest  internet company valued at $48billion




Naver is South Korea's biggest Internet Company with a valuation of $27billion






 Yandex is Russia's biggest  internet company valued at $14billion


The Biggest Internet Company in Britain  is Asos valued at 13billion USD






The Biggest Internet Company in Israel  Checkpoint, valued at 13billion USD





The Biggest Internet Company in Germany  is Rocket Internet ,valued at 6.8billion USD




The Biggest Internet Company in Argentina is Mercadolibre which is valued at $6.3billion


The above chart  published by economist magazine shows the top  consumer Internet companies across each nations .The data  depicts the  valuations of internet companies across the top 10 nations reflect the valuation  across the top 10 nations. 

Of the 50 countries they examined, 30 have at least one internet company worth more than $1 billion. The internet firms  outside America and China are still relatively small: Google’s market capitalization, for instance, is bigger than the value of the top internet firms in all other 48 countries combined. And worryingly for Europe, of the top five countries with firms with the highest valuations, none is European—but three are Asian.

Healthcare start ups unicorns with over a billion dollar valuations




"healthcare start ups with over billion dollar valuations"

Healthcare Start ups with over a Billion dollars valutions. 

The list is lead by Theranos. Theranos proposes to provide medical information at a very low cost. The company was founded by Elizabeth Holmes who was a student at Stanford University’s School of Engineering. The company is valued at $9billion with 3 rounds of funding which is  worth $400million. Their valuation to funding is 22.5 : 1

No 2 is Stemcentrix which is valued at $5billion, and has been funded to the tune of  $250million
Founded in 2008 by Bian Slingerland who is also a co-founder.Stemcentrx is one of a few companies looking to treat cancers by killing cancer stem cells, or cells thought to initiate tumor.

Ranked no 3 in valuation is Moderna with $3 billion, with investment of $675 million and was founded in 2010 by CEO: St├ęphane Bancel.  The company's funding to valuation is 4 : 1
The company has enticed investors with technology that promises to expand the market for biotech drugs with new kinds of medicines called messenger RNA therapeutics that can trigger cells to produce almost any protein

October 29, 2015

GoPro releases its first images shot from its new quadcopter drone


Infographic: GoPro Is Growing at Breakneck Speed | Statista
via Statista

In April 2014, GoPro was listed by Adweek as one of the "Top 10 Best Brand Channels on YouTube" based on a combination of views, shares, comments and overall engagement

 while early this year there were rumors about GoPro  making a quadcopter drone, but few details have since been shared about the project. However today that was confirmed as GoPro had just uploaded the first footage from the drone to its YouTube channel .GoPro ( former  Woodman Labs, Inc), is an American manufacturer of action cameras, often used in extreme-action videography.

The quadcopter drone "video grab were remarkably smooth, and the video also claims that the footage was not stabilized in post, but this could just be a result of careful filming.

In about 13 months since GoPro’s IPO , it is  currently trading at around $60 per share (up 150 percent from its IPO price of $24) and reported another great quarter this week, with the company posting a $35 million profit on revenue of $420 million.

October 28, 2015

Highest Paid CEO's compared with their 1 year shareholder return to investors

These are the top 10 highest paid Chief Executive Officers

" shareholding return by highest paid CEOs
CEO compensation vs shareholder return

Top 10 CEO compensation ranked by Shareholder Returns


While compensation levels of CEO's have skyrocketed.. so have the attrition rate . The average stay of Fortune 500 CEO's have today come down to an average of less than 3 years compared to 5 years a decade ago. This chart published by Wall Street Journal compares the compensation of top 10 executives versus the shareholder return in the last one year.

Only 4 companies  General Electric ,Liberty Global , Aetna and Estee Launder managed to deliver a whooping more than 100% return , with GE and Liberty global delivering 250% shareholder return

Oracle's Larry Ellison and  Iger Roberts of Walt Disney have their shareholders a negative return of -18% and -8%

October 27, 2015

asian start up companies with over $1billion valuation : top 15 list

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" asian only billion dollar unicorns"

These are the top 15 start up companies in Asia which has been valued above a billion USD.


" asian biggest start ups over a billion dollar valuation"


How UBER is eating its competitors for breakfast lunch and dinner :

This is how  cab aggregator "UBER" is marching ahead in the market

Uber is having yellow, green and yes service cabs and taxis for breakfast lunch and dinner. The chart from WSJ shows how " Uber has begun to disrupt this model
" How under has started disrupting local economy"


"Uber market share around the world"



Uber Now is present across  63 countries across the world, out of which according to a Wall Street Journal post says that “an average 46 percent of all total paid car rides were through Uber” in major markets across the U.S. That’s a steep rise from a mere 15 percent in the first quarter of 2014. Meanwhile, the percentage of rides in taxis, limos and shuttles fell from 85 percent to 53 percent over the same period.


Looking back " the  challenge which local mom and pop cab services "it seems is a grand old throwback to " newspaper vs internet days.. when the newspaper  industry never really accepted the " fact that " new media can supplant them and make them" irrelevant. As web continued to dominate  and penetrate new markets, gaining volume.... Consumers had already moved on from newspapers to news portals, specific niches ( tabloids) or online magazine subscription. And by the time the newspaper industry read the riot act... it was too late . and no little to be done anyways..The market had changed


Uber is now available in 58 countries and 300 cities worldwide, and recent estimates place its value in the region of $50bn. All of which rather leaves its competition with two choices… Adapt, or die.”