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Performance Analysis of Santa Claus

For your holiday enjoyment, please find below a performance analysis of Santa Claus: 1) No known species of reindeer can fly. BUT there are 300,000 species of living organisms yet to be classified, and while most of these are insects and germs, this does not COMPLETELY rule out flying reindeer which only Santa Claus has

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GVA Research on Bloomberg Radio: Taking Stock, the Outlook for 2016

Big thanks to Kathleen Hays for having GVA Research on Taking Stock yesterday to discuss the outlook for tech stocks in 2016. Venture Capital Sector Slowing: The excesses seen in late-stage start-up company valuation with the creation of multiple $1bn+ valuation unicorns will be limited in 2016 as fund flows to sector slow with more

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GVA Research on CNBC Asia: HPQ has 20% downside risk

Hewlett-Packard Co. (H-P) on Nov. 1 split into two companies–Hewlett-Packard Inc. (HPQ), which took the PC and printer business, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which is a business computer and software vendor. Before its legal split, the company divided itself operationally on Aug. 1. HPQ and HPE, which formally split in two this month. This evening

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GVA Research Presentation at The 5th International Conference on Financial Services (IFS)

As part of our advisory work with The World Bank Group, GVA Research on Thurs 10/1/15 presented “Agriculture And Mobile Financial Services” in plenary session at The University of South Africa’s 5th International Conference on Financial Services. With the theme, “Leveraging Mobile Technology for Financial Inclusion”, the conference explored the pervasive nature of mobile technology in

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Twitter: Tank or Takeoff And The Rise of Internet Curation Engines

While TWTR’s turnaround most certainly requires greater clarity as to who will be its dedicated CEO (Jack Dorsey as CEO at both Twitter and Square is untenable, even though he is a TWTR co-founder), the challenges TWTR confronts were longer term in the making and there are distinct risks that current changes in technology may

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GVA Research on BNN: Twitter’s Growing Pains

See my Shuffle Card to view the replay. (Here’s my entire GVA Research Deck.) Twitter: user growth, ad revenue The +15% year/year user growth to 316mm driving a +61% year/year revenue growth to $502mm was a momentary pleasant surprise serving to highlight the vitality of the TWTR platform and take investor attention away from issues such as the

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Interview: GVA Research on Boston Herald Radio’s Sweeney and Malone Show

GVA Research had the pleasure of being interviewed on the Sweeney and Malone show, with Mike McDonald standing in for Steve Sweeney. It was a lively conversation about mobile technology in developing countries, the outlook for Apple, and a new and exciting startup coming out of the Boston area called Shuffle. (See GVA Research’s deck on

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Bloomberg Radio: GVA Research’s Garrity on Apple Conference, Tech Mergers

Earlier this week GVA Research joined Bloomberg radio to discuss AAPL. Thanks to Michael McKee and Kathleen Hays for having me on the show. You can listen to the replay here. Tech M&A – Not Just Acquisitions But Divestitures Too As Upturn Matures & Rates Threaten To Rise: Recent announced transactions (e.g. AVGO/BRCM $37bn, INTC/ALTR $17bn) prompt speculation

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GVA Research Coverage on CNBC: Can Apple Win The Streaming Wars?

Apple’s new music steaming service may not beat the entrenched players but it’s a crucial part of the Cupertino giant’s long-term growth story, according to experts. Apple Music has the potential to move past rivals but it needs a lift to compete with the likes of Spotify and Pandora, David Garrity, principal of GVA Research,

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CNBC Asia Interview: Will Apple Music be a threat to Spotify?

Tech M&A – Not Just Acquisitions But Divestitures Too As Upturn Matures & Rates Threaten To Rise: Recent announced transactions (e.g. AVGO/BRCM $37bn, INTC/ALTR $17bn) prompt speculation that parts of the technology sector are set to experience a wave of consolidation as secular growth slows, costs of competing increase and profit margins contract. With interest

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