At Your Service

When it comes to foodservice competitors, the limited-service restaurant industry has generally been in a class of its own. While convenience stores and nontraditional outlets like retail stores increasingly offer fresh food on the go, the threat has so far been minimal to quick serves and fast casuals that specialize in serving fast, delicious food.... Read more

Saving media (or not) with Conde Nast and behavioral data

We hear on a daily basis that traditional media is dead. We see a regular occurrence of newspaper and magazine titles going to the wall and suffer an almost constant dumbing down of traditional media. While the internet has done amazing things for our ability to achieve outcomes, for media the only outcome seems to be a slow, chilling and painful death.... Read more

Amazon Becoming a Major Fashion Player

Amazon.com is emerging as the nation’s top online fashion retailer, according to a new report by 1010data Consumer Purchase Panel, a New York-based analytics platform and data provider. Amazon fashion sales from January to April of this year were up 70 percent compared with the same period in 2014, while total units sold were up 89 percent, according to the 1010data report.... Read more

Amazon benefitting from growing web fashion sales

Several observers have taken note of Amazon’s success in the fashion space, not least of which is Cowen & Co., whose research for the past three years has consistently shown that Amazon is adding shoppers, while the number of Macy’s shoppers hasn’t changed. ... Read more

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 6/21/2016

Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz. ... Read more

Condé Nast Is Connecting Media Consumption and Purchase Data to Improve Branded Content

Like many of its peers in the media space, Condé Nast is delving deeper into the data game. Today, the publisher is announcing the launch of Condé Nast Spire, a new division that will focus on finding links between consumers' purchasing activity and their content consumption by connecting Condé's own first-party behavioral data—it collects more than 1 trillion new data points every month, according to the company—with insights from 1010data (which was acquired in a $500 million deal last August by Advance/Newhouse, an affiliate of Condé Nast parent company Advance Publications).... Read more

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