April 01, 2019 | by Max Friedrich, ARK Analyst | Podcast
On this episode we share highlights from a recent event hosted by ARK Invest called “Adapting to Fintech”. Nicolas Grous, ARK’s Trading and Research Associate and Max Friedrich, ARK’s Fintech Analyst, are presenting clips from the event’s panel discussion and delve further into the topics explored. Adapting to Fintech offered an in-depth analysis into how […]June 08, 2015 | by James Wang, ARK Analyst | Digital
What is more valuable to advertisers, an hour of television or an hour of Facebook? Up until this year, the answer has been TV. But starting 2015, that will change. Facebook ads, with constantly improving targeting and tracking capabilities, will eclipse the value of TV ads on a user-hour basis and TV viewership will become less […]December 16, 2014 | by Pascal Stegmann, Research Intern | Digital
The IPO of Lending Club (LC) has drawn a lot of attention to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending, also known as marketplace lending. P2P lending directly connects borrowers and lenders on a secure platform. The resulting loans are better for borrowers, better for lenders, but may leave credit card companies and their banking partners in a lurch. […]June 02, 2014 | by David Conway, ARK Analyst | Digital
Classes, adventures, friendships… and debt. College experiences are universal but prices have increased significantly over the past forty years. As seen below, by 2013 a private college cost $40,917 per year, 2.5 times as much as it did in 1974. Can online education become a promising alternative? From 1973 to 2013, annual median household income remained […]April 07, 2014 | by Steven Dupler, ARK Analyst | Digital
Now two years into its planned 100-year lifespan, Google’s (GOOG) gDNA is an unprecedented and ambitious big data study that closely examines the lives and habits of 4,000 Googlers each year. Its goal is to understand how employees’ work lives interact with their personal ones, and how to help create more satisfied and productive workers.