Month: December 2017

Multiple factors rally US stock markets in 2017

December 28, 2017

There was much hype surrounding the technology and social media company Snap Inc., which debuted in March for investors who could see beyond Snap’s comedy filters that make us laugh.

“It can have e-commerce in there. It can have payments in there. Down the road, maybe you can get some gaming in there. So they have two or three levers that they can pull to keep the user base engaged and monetize them,” Santosh Rao of Manhattan Venture Partners said.

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The Battle For Supremacy In The Music Streaming Space And What It Means For Marketers

December 13, 2017

Streaming music has arrived in a major way. It’s become the preferred medium of music consumption and a key growth engine for music industry sales, accounting for 62% of the U.S. music business. There’s an ongoing battle for dominance between Spotify, Apple, Google and Amazon for a slice of the music business that is expected to remain on a strong growth trajectory.

To help put things into perspective, I recently spoke with Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners, about some of the major moves happening in the space, the opportunities for marketers and why Spotify could reign supreme.

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