Felix Richter On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018: Predicting the Unpredictable

  FIFA World Cup: 32 nations will be competing at the in Russia over the next four and a half weeks, but only one team will fly home victorious. And even though every fan/expert has an opinion on who will More...

Felix Richter On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

U.S. Teens Have Mixed Feelings About Social Media

  In the wake of Facebook‘s recent scandals, more and more people are wondering whether social media in its current form eventually does more harm than good when taking everything into account. After all, More...

Felix Richter On Friday, May 11th, 2018

Wall Street Has Moved on From Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The Guardian first broke the story of Cambridge Analytica   Roughly eight weeks after The Guardian first broke the story of Cambridge Analytica systematically harvesting data from millions of Facebook users More...

Felix Richter On Monday, May 7th, 2018

WhatsApp Usage Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

When Facebook announced that it was planning to acquire WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion in February 2014, many people weren’t convinced of what WhatsApp could add to Facebook’s already impressive portfolio More...

Felix Richter On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Facebook’s Growing Stature in the Online Ad Market

  After having been criticized for his initial reaction to the Cambridge Analytica affair, in which he acknowledged his company’s responsibility in protecting user data but stopped short of actually apologizing, More...

Felix Richter On Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Uber’s Loss-Making Ride-Hailing Business

While Uber has spent much of 2017 entangled in legal battles or managing negative publicity surrounding its allegedly sexist and overall toxic company culture, the company’s ride-hailing business continues to More...

Felix Richter On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Apple Shipped More Watches Than Switzerland in Q4 2017

  Despite the fact that the Apple Watch is consistently playing second (or third) fiddle to the iPhone in terms of public attention, the evidence suggesting that Apple has yet another hit product on its hands More...

Felix Richter On Friday, February 9th, 2018

Twitter Posted Its First Ever Profit in Q4 2017

Despite flat user growth and modest (but better than expected) revenue gains, Twitter posted its first-ever quarterly profit in Q4 2017. Having gotten used to bad news from the company that has struggled with lackluster More...

Felix Richter On Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Mobile Shopping on the Rise

  In the early years of smartphones, industry experts weren’t expecting them to have a great effect on mobile shopping behavior. At the time, the screens were just too small and it seemed too inconvenient More...

Felix Richter On Thursday, December 14th, 2017

A Rare Occurrence: Bipartisan Support for Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on Thursday to repeal net neutrality in a highly controversial move that could change the online landscape fundamentally. Net neutrality is a set of rules adopted More...

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