With a focus on hip-hop, Audiomack shows that there's a future for focused streaming services.
The good - and bad - sides of data harvesting
Toys R Us was more than just a retail chain, and its end will leave more of a gaping hole in the American mallscape than your average bankruptcy. Sorry, kids.
Blockchain provides a way for companies to interact without the need for trusted intermediaries. Which explains why the existing trusted intermediaries - financial consulting and auditing firms - are getting into blockchain in a big way.
Chipotle Mexican Grill once only targeted high-income areas. That appears to be changing.
Logitech dominates in the home control space, but for how long? We look at the company's history of poor reviews for its flagship products.
Elizabeth Holmes offered her employees free lunch and investors pie in the sky. The SEC offered her a deal.
Make no mistake: The world is racing toward a future dominated by electric vehicles. We look at how often Tesla installs chargers and list out the top cities with chargers.
He lived - and passed - by and despite the numbers.
Banks need to invest in technology talent if they're going to survive. We take a look at the data - and for the most part, it doesn't look so good.
The food delivery service has changed the restaurant industry forever. Here's a snapshot of the data.
Americans love debt. But just how much? Some charts to give you something to ponder.
Who's buying - and overdosing - on opioids, and where (including a mind-bending map).
They're trying to make a comeback, but their best bet is in the autonomous car sector
Printers were once well-engineered, expensive affairs. These days, they're $50 subscription machines.
Why do you need another movie ticket purchasing site/app? We do the math (it's elementary!)
The question remains why we didn't see a surge in production hiring last fall, instead of a deep December slump.
Reports that the company is shedding 100 engineers may be a sign of contraction, but 159 openings as of today says otherwise.
Compared to Apple's hiring surge, Spotify doesn't look terribly serious about competing in the hardware space.
Fresh data on who, what, and where Apple is hiring. Hint: thousands of engineers in Santa Clara Valley.
The massive crowds who descended on the gym following New Year's have all gone back to... whatever unhealthy things they were doing before.
The Sheffield 12-in-1 has been a best-seller at Walmart since... forever. So we asked an expert to give it a spin in all 12 possible ways.
What CarFax did for used automobiles, RumbleOn could do for motorcycles
The Nissan Altima and Ford Escape top the nation's most-popular used cars according to our data via CarMax.
Sure, "It is an honor merely to be nominated". But there's actually a lot more lucre than honor on the line.
After a scandal-racked summer and CEO ouster, Uber employees are more positive
FedEx is under pressure to cut its ties with the NRA. Here's how recent events have affected its business.
The flame that burns brightest burns half as long... especially in a news cycle this fast and furious
We’re hearing a lot lately about how America is obsessed with guns. While that may be true, according to Thinknum data not all of the guns we’re obsessed with actually kill or even hurt people. Enter the Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm.
After 10 years of bringing music to the people, the Swedish streaming giant is taking itself public
Like In-N-Out Burger, Del Taco hasn't made its way to the Big Apple.
The final frontier may involve ordering what you need before you need it.
Only one major national chain still sells AR-15-style rifles.
Our data shows Facebook continues to invest - heavily - in its Oculus VR technology
Sometimes the captain goes down with the ship, and sometimes he's thrown overboard
Hundreds of millions of people are logging in for a fix every day. It's just a game, though, right?
Tracking logins to the service via Facebook reveals a very curious - and obvious - pattern.
The iPhone X brought favorable sales for Apple. Three months after launch, sales rankings are settling at top-retailer Best Buy.
Blockchain is in that awkward transition phase as it grows from a buzzword to a business tool
Are you getting in shape for the New Year? Maybe training for a marathon?
Despite positive growth, customers turn away from the meal-kit service on major holidays.
It's been a month since Thinknum Media went live on January 17th, 2018. In the weeks since then, we've published 91 articles on everything from Apple to Amazon.
Could blockchain be transformative? A lot of big companies are starting to climb on the bandwagon...
Logging in via Facebook makes things easy. It also unveils much about humanity.
A massive hiring slowdown began in November 2017. We take a look at the data.
If videogames are to be blamed for school shootings, the most-popular games should feature tons of guns. They don't.
First-world problems: How far are YOU from your nearest Starbucks, Walmart, or Tesla charger?
If you thought Apple products were expensive, look here.
With over 14,000 locations in the US, here's a quick look at America's number-one burger brand.
What's your benchmark for a successful social media campaign? 1000 percent sounds pretty darn good.
Layoffs, poor sales, missed opportunities all add up for some dismal numbers.
Over the past month, they jumped from 30k to 300k reviews - most of them 5-star. What's going on?
To the moon, Elon! How to generate buzz in the era of private space flight
President Trump has imposed a tariff on imported solar panels (details here) that industry analysts say will be a job-killer. Estimates range as high as 30,000 jobs sacrificed this year. And that's on top of jobs that were ...
When you have a breakup with a long-time partner, it helps if you both have new crushes... eBay and PayPal both fall into that category
You'd think people would be swiping on February 14, but the data shows otherwise.
The Olympic phenomenon may have just predicted the future of streaming services.
Lululemon is not typically known as a discounter. Their prices are high, their products are high-end, and they rarely discount - so it's surprising they added a fistful of products to their closeout special line on December 26th last year.
Choosing to buy HomePod is one thing. Choosing its color is an entirely different conundrum.
Big jumps in CEO rating and compensation satisfaction point to positive change at the company.
Gun sales have spiked after mass shootings. But that may be changing under Trump.
The restaurant chain reported better-than-expected Q4 results as a result of higher prices. Here's how much higher.
From a $500 1-bedroom in Columbus, OH to a $3,500 2-bedroom in Chatham, NJ, you too can have it all.
It's the Internet's hottest, most viral game. Do you love HQ Trivia, hate it, or wonder what the fuss is all about?
Surpassing Cards Against Humanity, Uno, and Connect Four, this game has become the party favor of choice.
Should Snapchat cater to loyal fans, or to investors and shareholders? In trying to do both, they may win over neither...
Hardware engineering openings at the company exploded from 665 to 1,198 in just 4 months.
A report released to Thinknum Media this morning says these devices aren’t just streaming Netflix: they leave you wide open. A hacker could access them remotely and implement a disturbing array of disruptions
By not revealing the underlying conduct, they've got everyone curious, and what might have been a one-day blip of bad news is turning into a week-long mystery. As they say, it's not the crime, it's the coverup.
The new lower-cost, hipster-friendly iteration of Whole Foods has shoppers buzzing and buying.
Every media outlet has jumped on the WSJ's assertion that Apple Music is growing faster than Spotify. But where's the data?
Once a huge presence at the Super Bowl and in the sports world, Gatorade is on the digital decline.
The self-storage business isn’t the most complex thing in the world: lease space, divvy it up, and rent it out at competitive, yet profitable prices. You won't be surprised to learn that Texarkana is cheap, and NYC is crazy expensive.
How to stalk us.
In the middle of a media storm about her working-woman image, the average price of her clothing line dropped by almost half, and then more.
When it comes to the numbers, who's on top - the New England Patriots, or the Philadelphia Eagles?
There are 9 chain pharmacies in my neighborhood, and 9 chain pharmacies in Wyoming. How does your locality stack up?
At America's largest retailers, the iPhone X and iPad are not Apple's hottest sellers. In fact, most are products from a time gone by.
Did the now-notorious cheat-shop deploy its bot army to game the system and up its own reputation?
Our data show a country divided: between Sam's Club and Costco, between OKCupid and Match, between Fire and Fury, between Northrup and Grumman...
As small theaters close, data shows decelerating foot traffic growth at major chains.
Quid pro quo works. When you’re monitoring a rewards program, listening to customers is an important way to keep them coming back.
President Trump will no doubt boast about job growth in his State of the Union. Much of that growth is in the war industry.
Are multiple chain-store closures a sign of the apocalypse, or just one more step in America's retail evolution?
Some may not like what the book is about, but 1.7 million people have kept it red hot at #1
How much data should we be comfortable sharing? US soldiers and contractors discovered this week that they were careless with their data, in a way that should be a caveat for us all.
TurboTax and H&R Block lead the Facebook like war... so far.
Walmart's growth has slowed way down over the past 2 years, but in its heyday, the chain staged some of the most aggressive growth in retail history.
Through the data trail of his Glassdoor ratings, we look at how the King of Sin City's employees felt about him - even before the allegations of sexual abuse went public.
What was once the stuff of the rich and geeky is now mainstream TV tech.
We told you this was going to be a problem, and asked point-blank: Why would a company gearing up for production of its make-or-break product be laying off experienced staff?
Glassdoor ratings are tanking as the company seems to be doing something similar.
Carmax sells a lot of used cars. Are their prices for luxury cars fair?
With too much competition and too much debt, there was no space left for fun and games. An update in light of recent news.
A sudden uptick in design and engineering openings at its Santa Clara HQ has us curious.
When can you get the deepest discounts? We've got the data right here.
A couple of last year's ad leaders reaped big rewards for their pricey Superbowl spots
With Model 3s arriving in dealer showrooms, an uptick in hiring, and an uptick in stock price, Tesla is booming.
Sometimes people panic order. This is what they order most.
Watching the day-by-day decimation of EA's Facebook "likes" as they botched the launch of Battlefront II.
What's the optimum business model? It's pretty sweet owning your own supply chain AND distribution chain...
From giant defense contractors to small businesses, the government shutdown is bringing on a bumpy ride. Fasten your seatbelts, folks!
Recent reports rumoring an iPhone X cancellation don't hold up when one looks at US sales data.
In the US grocery wars, is there really room for another European company? If they're going to survive, they're going to need better data.
We spin this disk in remembrance of you....
Recent Sam's Club closures are being called a one-time thing, but the data says otherwise.
From fat-shaming his customers to a tortured defense of child labor, Lululemon founder Chip Wilson took the company for a wild ride.
You may be coveting the latest and hottest in smartphone tech... but that's not the way most Walmart customers shop.
Turns out expensive produce does well where people can afford to buy it.
Natural disasters can be corporate excuses to price gouge. Not in the case of Public Storage, however. Here's the data to prove it.
Barrow, Alaska is home to polar bears, 24-hour sun, and an Apple reseller.
Buzzfeed, after a big run to legitimize itself as a major player, has slowed down its hiring - significantly.
When "4,900 singles online now" isn't really 4,900 singles online now.
Who knew? Watkins Pure Ground Black Pepper: One of the most-Alexa-ordered (and lovingly reviewed) products on Amazon
He said it was a best-seller. And maybe Milo has seen some alternative sales charts. But we have the facts.
How Papa John's founder John Schnatter caused a social media ruckus, a news firestorm, and a stock dump.
With better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, the Mexican chain is making more on burritos. Here's what they cost in different cities.
Tesla's top priority should be reaching its production numbers. But if you thought Elon Musk would be revving up to hire more autoworkers, you'd be wrong.
When you've hit rock bottom, there's no place to go but up. This company appears to be slowly circling the drain, however.
Turns out this "Cuffing Season" thing is real, and we have the numbers to prove it.
They're cute, they're cuddly, and sales numbers already show that the Porg could be a merchandising win for Disney.
Your day at the gym isn't just a workout - it's a social experience you share with your friends (and total strangers)
We tell the stories in the numbers. Here's our mission, and a note from our publisher.