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A Grab Explainer: FoodDelivery, Rideshare, and More

Founded in 2012, Southeast Asia’s super app Grab is seeking an IPO through SPAC merger, which reportedly might become the biggest-ever U.S. equity offering by a South-East Asian company. Grab provides essential services including rideshare, food delivery, hotel booking, on-demand delivery, and payment services with its namesake mobile application. It now serves 670 million people […]

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Characterizing the “Whales”: Mining In-App Purchase E-Receipts Data

“Whales” are usually referred to as a small group of people who contribute a large percentage of revenues in successful games. These users’ purchasing behavior can be very different from regular users. Previous studies showed that 1% of the users are responsible for over 59% of the revenues on iPhone’s marketplace in the US. In […]

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Case Study: Predicting Sales with E-receipts Data – Children’s Place

One of the most common use cases of our e-receipts data is to serve as a proxy of companies’ revenues and sales. When we have access to a consistent email receipts data panel, as the one Measurable AI offers, we are able to generate predictions after the end of each quarter based on historical data, […]

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| by Jocelyn Yang | No comments

Ride or Die: Gojek versus Grab in Indonesia

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the frequency of going out has been greatly reduced, resulting in plummeting sales of ride-hailing companies. Based on Measurable AI’s e-receipts data, we take a closer look into the competition between two ride-hailing giants from South East Asia: Gojek and Grab, in one of their biggest markets Indonesia.    Sharp Decline […]

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| by Charlie Sheng | No comments

[Blog] Quantitative researcher Dr.Damien Passemier joins Measurable AI as Chief Data Scientist!

After obtaining his PhD in Statistics in France, Damien got a 2 years postdoctoral position at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. During his research years, he published several papers on the topic of the Random Matrix theory. After that, he worked as a Data Scientist in several companies, including a horse racing […]

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Malaysia: Tracking Online Consumer Spending amid Covid-19

While the new waves of coronavirus continue to hit the world, consumers have gradually become used to the new norm of working from home and shopping online. The panic buying peak during the first breakouts may have been normalized, but in every aspect of life, the shopping behavior patterns are still changing.  Transaction value in […]

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Coronavirus: A New Confirmed Case in Your House

Covid-19 has been the reason for sales boost in many unexpected categories like meal kits, video games and even toilet paper. On one hand, brick and mortar businesses are suffering from drops and lock-downs. On the other hand, challenging times create opportunities for industries that we never imagined before. This is not an April Fool’s […]

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Target and Best Buy are Transforming Online

As e-commerce behemoth like Amazon offers almost everything people can get in a brick-and-mortar store, traditional retailers struggled to find their way. This year, Forever 21, Walgreens, GameStop, Gap and other retail chains have announced nearly 9,000 store closings. Luckily some of them responded fast enough to recover lost ground. Target and Best Buy are […]

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| by Cara Lui | No comments

[DIS] [NFLX] Disney+ Launches With A Bang, Is Netflix Being Knocked Out?

Disney launches its own video streaming service Disney+ on 12 Nov 2019, recording over 10 million subscriptions on the very first day. How is it performing after its first month of release? Stock price of Disney on Nasdaq skyrocketed the day after the launch and continued to have a generally good performance throughout November until […]

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[$SPOT] Exceptional Purchase Retention of Spotify and Its new Podcast Strategy

Spotify has drawn huge attention since its release of the third-quarter financial report with flying numbers and seen its stock price rallying by 19% during the day. The monthly active users grew to 248 million by 30 %, and subscribers increased by 31% to 113 million. Podcast hours increased 39% and 14% of all monthly […]

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