April 11, 2012, 8:18 AM
Nikki’s research focuses on the financial services and construction sectors. She started out as a Data Analyst in 2006 at Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, gathering competitive benchmark data in the homebuilding industry. During this time, she authored several comprehensive reports on various housing markets across the nation. Nikki holds bachelor's degrees from the University of California at San Diego, and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
AT&T Mobility picked a seasoned veteran to head the company. Glenn Lurie was named the president and CEO of the second-largest US mobile carrier. Previously the president of emerging devices at Mobility, Lurie worked with Apple to develop the iPhone in 2007. In 2013 Lurie’s team sealed the deal with Jasper Wireless that has helped AT&T certify more than 360 new wireless devices in the consumer and M2M market.
August 25, 2014
In an update last week, D&B Editor Lynett Oliver wrote about Mobileye, an Israeli developer of advanced driver-assistance systems that raised some $890 million in an initial public offering. The company, which made its first profit in fiscal year 2013 (about $20 million), provides software and cameras that aid drivers in avoiding collisions, staying in their own lanes (thank you very much), and navigating traffic jams. Mobileye’s clients include Ford, GM, Honda, and other major OEMs. It plans to use its portion of the IPO proceeds to purchase inventory, including its proprietary EyeQ system-on-a-chip units. Follow Lynett on Twitter.
September 2, 2014
Several large department store chains are seeing a surge in sales, a signal that the industry could be recovering after a period of decline, according to FORTUNE magazine. This year, shares of Macy’s and Nordstrom stock are up 13 percent and 12 percent, respectively, while J.C. Penney shares have climbed more than 70 percent from lows in early March 2014. Investors are confident about expected positive earnings for all three companies, which are taking steps to attract more shoppers. See our Department Stores profile for more trends.