The NASDAQ Composite closed out the week with its biggest two-day rally since 2008. CPI numbers hinted that inflation was subsiding and hope sprung that the Fed would take a less severe stance. Should the Fed hiking slow down from 75 basis points to 50 basis points, market watchers remain hopeful and some took advantage of the early signals of slowing inflation.
Midmarket executives have always been challenged by a culture of scarcity. Limited access to funds, talent, and innovation has often created a barrier to entry into and exit from new markets, industries, and ecosystems. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these leaders have made shifts in their buying behaviors and technology investments. Constellation’s latest midmarket analysis chronicles these findings and identifies the shifts during the 2020-to-2022 budget cycles. This emerging postpandemic strategy signifies the first steps to the Great Refactoring ahead.
Goodbye FAANG, Hello MATANA.
The FAANG stocks (i.e. Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google) have had a great run as the large cap digital giant leaders. However, with Facebook and Netflix facing massive declines in year over year subscriber growth, their valuations have taken a hit along with the macro conditions of rising interest rates and global instability.
Governments across the world seek to rein in the digital giants for political, economic, and societal rationale. While most digital giants have not flaunted the law, the public perception of their enormous size, massive scale, and unfair compe
Short Term Thinking Crushes Traditional Companies In Fight Against Digital Giants
If legacy companies want to compete with data giants in the age of extreme capitalism, spending capital on innovation needs to STOP being sacrificed for short-term profits.
Long-term loyalty is gone.
Your customers will trade loyalty for convenience, value, or status.
Consider Domino's. Even though they managed an A+ digital transformation in the 2010s, the company now faces a new existential threat. The enemy is no longer Pizza Hut; it's the new wave of food delivery companies like Uber Eats and DoorDash moving into its sector.
Coinbase Debut Legitimizes Cryptocurrency Trading
Coinbase is the NASDAQ of Cryptocurrencies. They generate 96% of revenue from transaction fees and earned more in Q1 than all of 2020. The digital giant debuted as a profitable company on April 14th, 2021. At the time of direct listing, Coinbase shares opened at $381 and almost broke $429.54 throughout a volatile trading day.
On March 31st, 2021, Google Cloud hosted an industry vertical analyst roundtable. Google Cloud CEO, Thomas Kurian, opened up the day with a warm introduction on the role industries will play in the growth of Google Cloud. Lori Mitchell-Keller, VP of Industry Solutions shared how Google Cloud differentiates its approach to Industries with customers.