Rockstar Games: Creating Controversy and Commanding Buzz
Image from: GTA V / Shutterstock Since the original Grand Theft Auto was released in 1997, Rockstar Games, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, has been surrounded by controversy. By creating games like those in the Grand Theft Auto series that openly showcase violence and sexuality, Rockstar is no stranger to pushing the envelope in terms of game content. But that same controversy has also driven tremendous success with each new
What Does The LinkedIn IPO Imply About The Value of Facebook?
The recent IPO of LinkedIn clearly illustrated the public’s infatuation with all things social. The company ultimately priced its IPO at $45 a share after raising the range due to high investor demand. Within its first day of trading the stock reached a high of $122.69 leaving the company with a market cap of $11.6B! The stock has retreated (closed at 75.91 on 6/8), but this still leaves the company
Battle of the Bulge: Nutrisystem Sees Rapid Weight Loss
Here at Compete we often talk about the predictive power of our data. We can often see trends in behavior and business performance before it is represented in financial statements. As someone who worked in the financial services community for a long time, I love looking at cases where Compete data can be related to the stock market. Here are two companies I’ve been watching – Weightwatchers (Symbol: WTW) and