Tag: "market"

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Market Research Quality Definition – Criterion Validity vs. Construct Validity

Market Research Quality Definition – Criterion Validity vs. Construct Validity

The differences between academic and commercial research I am currently at an academic conference on mobile research in Cyprus, a WebDataNet event. I am a keynote speaker and my role is to share with the delegates the commercial market research picture.I really enjoy mixing with the academic world, and I am intrigued and fascinated by […]

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Net Neutrality – What and Why? How to Learn More.

Net Neutrality – What and Why? How to Learn More.

Network Neutrality What is Net Neutrality? Network Neutrality (or “net” neutrality) is the concept of online non-discrimination. It is the principle that consumers/citizens should be free to get access to – or to provide – the Internet content and services they wish, and that consumer access should not be regulated based on the nature or […]

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Hospitals now own 2/3rds of Private Medical Practices.

Hospitals now own 2/3rds of Private Medical Practices.

National Review: Hospitals to Blame for “Obscene Health-Care Costs” A new article in National Review says that “Hospitals are to blame for obscene health-care costs.”According to the article, “If the Congressional Budget Office’s projections are right, health care will account for almost all increases in government spending for the foreseeable future, excluding interest on the […]

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Economists’ Predictions for 2014

Economists’ Predictions for 2014

AP survey: US income gap is holding back economy The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else isn’t bad just for individuals. It’s hurting the U.S. economy. So says a majority of more than three dozen economists surveyed last week by The Associated Press. Their concerns tap into a debate that’s intensified as […]

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Hand soap anti-bacterial claims must be proven, reformulated, relabeled or removed from the market – FDA revisiting safety

Hand soap anti-bacterial claims must be proven, reformulated, relabeled or removed from the market – FDA revisiting safety

Prove it, FDA tells makers of anti-bacterial soap After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks […]

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Continued Scrutiny of Financial Services Companies in 2014

Continued Scrutiny of Financial Services Companies in 2014

Fraud And Corruption Trends To Watch In 2014 Fraud may be a moving target, but banks of all sizes are going to be under closer scrutiny than ever in the coming year for potentially fraudulent actions. That’s the warning from advisory firm EY, which has identified several key themes on the fraud and corruption front […]

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Tablet vs. PC - Points You Should Consider Before Purchasing Either

Tablet vs. PC – Points You Should Consider Before Purchasing Either

Personal Computers: Defined by Possibilities There continues to be a great deal of mis-understanding within the discussion of the PC vs. the tablet. It is easy to say that no one wants a PC and everyone wants a tablet. The reality is that this is only partially true. But more importantly it does not tell […]

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Red Curtain now more capitalist?

Red Curtain now more capitalist?

China promises bigger role for free market Economic overhaul will ‘deepen reforms,’ Communist party says China’s leaders finished a closely watched policy meeting Tuesday with a promise to give market forces a bigger role in the country’s state-dominated economy but failed to produce dramatic reforms to overhaul a worn-out growth model. In a report after […]

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What is Algorithmic Regulation?

What is Algorithmic Regulation?

The Real Privacy Problem As Web companies and government agencies analyze ever more information about our lives, it’s tempting to respond by passing new privacy laws or creating mechanisms that pay us for our data. Instead, we need a civic solution, because democracy is at risk. In 1967, The Public Interest, then a leading venue […]

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Top Companies in Big Data

Top Companies in Big Data

Visualizing The Big Data Industrial Complex [Infographic] Behold the ever expanding rings of big data, tech’s most overhyped sector. I say overhyped, yet demand is fierce for software, hardware and consulting services that help companies process and store giant streams of varied and frequently changing information. According to research collective Wikibon, big data is an […]

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5 Customer Retention Strategies and Why

Easy Ways To Keep Customer Retention

5 Customer Retention Strategies and Why It is the wish of every business that its customers keep loyal to their brand. However, we all know what mostly happens. Customer retention is sometimes overlooked and other times not well understood. Nonetheless, this is crucial to every business, even if you serve a niche market. I have […]

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Hospitality – Customer Survey Types

Hospitality – Customer Survey Types

HOTELS WORKING HARDER TO COLLECT CUSTOMER RESPONSES Hotels want to hear your opinion of your stay. But they no longer feel that it is enough to leave a questionnaire in your guest room and hope for a response, not when TripAdvisor and other public rating sites display customer satisfaction — or dissatisfaction — for all […]

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Falsifying Results Of Medications

Falsifying Results Of Medications

Dirty medicine 1. The assignment FORTUNE — On the morning of Aug. 18, 2004, Dinesh Thakur hurried to a hastily arranged meeting with his boss at the gleaming offices of Ranbaxy Laboratories in Gurgaon, India, 20 miles south of New Delhi. It was so early that he passed gardeners watering impeccable shrubs and cleaners still […]

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CEM and VoC Research to Double

CEM and VoC Research to Double

According to a new market research report, “Customer Experience Management Market & Voice of Customer (VoC) Analytics Market – Worldwide Market Size and Forecasts (2012 – 2017)”, published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total CEM and VoC Analytics market is expected to reach $6.61 billion by 2017 with a CAGR of 19.8%. Browse * 124 market […]

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Algorithms will be Big Business

Algorithms will be Big Business – 4/4/13

After Yahoo Acquires Summly, Is Buying Math The Next Tech Bubble? The news of , the news-summarizing app created by 17-year-old British wunderkind Nick D’Aloisio, rippled through the news world on Tuesday. The acquisition, while notable for going to an entrepreneur so young, is hardly or . The app had millions of downloads after its […]

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Publishing Looks to Retail for Customer Experience Know How

Publishing Looks to Retail for Customer Experience Know How – 3/21/13

Living in digital times The Financial Times celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, but for a traditional news title with a rich heritage, it is having to face the demands of an internet age. Editor Lionel Barber told staff at the start of the year that it needs to be a “digital platform first and […]

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Bank Stress Tests 29% Stock Market Drop

Bank Stress Tests 29% Stock Market Drop – 1/30/12

Fed to release big bank stress tests March 7 The Federal Reserve said Monday it was conducting stress tests on 30 big financial institutions and it will release results from 19 of the banks on March 7, as part of its effort to ensure large institutions have enough capital to withstand a deep recession and […]

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Public Opinion wanted for USDA Bug Research

Public Opinion wanted for USDA Bug Research – 1/20/13

Bugs Behaving Badly…USDA Scientists Plan To Stop Them with the Public’s Help USDA is taking its battle against bad bugs “to the streets.”  USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (USDA-ARS) is seeking public input in fighting insect pests, many of whom may, in public opinion, top the lists as public nuisance number one—like bedbugs and mosquitoes. USDA-ARS […]

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RIM's PlayBook surprises in sales and customer satisfaction

RIM’s Playbook Surprises – 12/23/12

RIM’s PlayBook surprises in sales and customer satisfaction The company’s latest figures show that the much criticized tablet is not only selling well but that most owners are more than satisfied with its performance. When RIM published its quarterly earnings report this week, there was one surprising number: 255,000, the total of PlayBook tablets it […]

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Customer experience as a measure of startup success

How Do You Measure Startup Success? – 11/5/12

Customer experience as a measure of startup success Factors like quality of founders, uniqueness of the product or service, market size, unit economics, current traction, risk factors, etc., are part of the evaluation framework necessary to analyse this. Entrepreneurs I meet always have full conviction that their ventures are going to become hugely successful and […]

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Apple Computer Company Logo Silver Best Company

Apple, Now The Most Valuable Public Company Of All Time $621 Billion – 8/23/12

Apple’s Market Cap Reaches $621B, Now The Most Valuable Public Company Of All Time   Apple is now the most valuable company of all time, with the Cupertino-based company’s market cap reaching a high of $621 billion. The company’s stock is trading at $664.12 per share, and reached a record price of $664.74 per share in […]

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Customer Satisfaction Links to Stock Returns – 7/6/12

CFI Group: Research Links Customer Satisfaction to Stock Returns Top Companies on American Customer Satisfaction Index and National Customer Satisfaction Index UK Outperform Market LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to research from the University of Michigan, customer satisfaction is directly linked to stock market performance. Companies with high scores on the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) and the […]