Elliot Telford

How APIs Will Shape the Future

Image from: freight train / Shutterstock What companies are creating and exposing the APIs that will impact the future business and market intelligence? How will Big Data impact marketing, business development, and market predictions? We are only in the early stages of the ‘data’ revolution so the companies that can provide the answers to these questions will pave the way for the future and will lead the market into a

Big News About the Compete API

I hope you all enjoyed the Holiday season! Here at Compete, we certainly had an exciting close to the year. The Compete API user base is growing faster than ever and we have seen rapidly increasing interest in our demographic data-points, organized by age, income, and gender, as well as our Daily Visit and Time share metrics, which provide daily trend data. Thank you! Now, the big news. I am extremely

Blizzard Markets an Inferno: The Launch of Diablo III

Image from: Forbes Blizzard Entertainment is renowned for developing and publishing revolutionary games. Their products are so powerful that many have become household names and each time Blizzard releases a game, the gaming industry is forced to conform to new and increasingly rigorous standards. Battle.net is Blizzard’s unified product portfolio website, where customers can buy any of the three franchise games of Starcraft, World of Warcraft, and Diablo. Battle.net is

Internet Music – How Are You Listening?

Image from: Music Image / Shutterstock The music industry has dramatically changed. Innovation in Internet technology is the primary instigator of this change, because people have the ability to listen freely to their favorite beats. Platforms like iTunes (not free), RDIO, and Pandora are ushering in waves of creative applications that cater to every need of their consumers. Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, would obviously argue that the Internet and music industries

Twitter Soars to #20

Image from: Wayne Howes / Shutterstock January was an explosive month for the San Francisco-based startup. Twitter has finally joined the ranks of the top 20 websites in the US and the trend for the real-time messaging service looks promising. The messaging service has recorded enormously positive metrics in January and the company will be looking to gain even more popularity in the upcoming months. The only metric that didn’t

Attention: The Status of Facebook’s IPO

Image from: mkabakov / Shutterstock Facebook revolutionized the Internet. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the social application has drastically altered the way human beings interact. As of February 4th Facebook boasts 845 million users worldwide. On February 1, 2012 (also Facebook’s 8th birthday), Facebook filed for an IPO (initial public offering). The 5 billion dollar IPO is greater than that of Google’s 1.7 billion in 2007 and will

Google Social is Exploding Online!

Image from: J Corey Davis Now that the dust has settled from the initial launch of Google+ it is time for some analysis of the social network’s functionality and popularity. No doubt people are extremely excited with the new release of Google’s social platform, which links together personalized search, a customizable social network, and the ability to add value to any page on the web with the new and highly

Healthcare, Information, and the Internet

It seems as if the past two years have been very good to online healthcare information networks. The industry has enjoyed over 10% stable growth in 2012. WebMD.com tells a bit of a different story as the leader of this industry, holding over 15% market share of all unique traffic going through the Online Health Support and Information Network category of Compete.com. Nearly all of this traffic is referred, with

Chitter Chatter in the Translation Industry

With the upcoming launch of the United Kingdom and France data sets, I can’t help but be excited to compare the internet space in France, England, and the United States.  The internet is absolutely global, as anyone at facebook.com will tell you, but how exactly do the nuances and cultures of a country affect the interconnecting web that we use so often?  I guess we will have to wait and

Gear Up Online Retailers!

Image from: IKO/Shutterstock The Holidays Are Here! Let the insanity begin. The end of year craze is coming and it is promising the usual explosion in retail activity over the internet. With November almost here, it is certainly time for these companies to finish their preparations and to set their holiday campaigns in motion. One has to wonder how retailers like Target, Best Buy and Wal-mart are getting ready for

How Google Is Changing the World… Again

Google. The name itself represents a powerhouse of change, innovation, and revolutionary ideas.  The Company is reinventing the way consumers interact with their products.  The release of a cloud based mobile payment system will change the face of the world and commerce as it is known today.  This will impact the world economy for the foreseeable future and will force vendors to re-evaluate and revamp their selling strategies.  The only