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FIBEP 2018: What I learned at WMIC18

As many of you know by my social media posts I was in Copenhagen, Denmark during this year’s World Media Intelligence Conference. My father, Todd Murphy, asked me to bring my unique perspective to many of the conversations he was having, discussions that would ultimately impact the growth of Universal Information Services. Although most of […]

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The New: Mobile Based Trivia Game Apps

Whether it is social media, messaging, or mobile gaming, people are always on their phones. And with micro-transactions becoming more and more common throughout all gaming, we have seen a huge increase in the market for mobile games. Mobile-based gaming now accounts for 32% of the total gaming market at around $46 Billion. But in […]

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The Munger Philosophy: Taught vs. Applicable Knowledge

As another spring college semester came to a close for me, it was also time for 40,000+ people to come to Omaha to listen to the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, and his partner, Charlie Munger, discuss everything from life philosophy to investment prescriptions. Normally I’d focus on an investment tip that blew my mind, […]

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Snapchat’s New Update: A flop of epic proportions

Like many other people in the world I am an avid Snapchat user and enjoy the app, well, I enjoyed the app. Ever since Snapchat chose to completely revamp their user interface they have alienated a huge portion of their users. What I can gather from my 18-22 year  old demographic is that we do not […]

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What Are Alpha Clips?

The Need To Monitor News For public relations, corporate communications, and public affairs professionals, monitoring what is said in the news and media is critical. Historically, professional communicators have monitored the news through tools that basically search, find, and deliver results. Universal Information Services recently launched Alpha Clips as a new way to better monitor […]

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A bad case of the Cryptos

 Blah, blah, Bitcoin… blah, blah “it’s a bubble”, blah blah, “I bought it three years ago”. Yes, the noise about crypto currencies is also raging on college campuses. Whatever your opinion on the matter of Cryptocurrencies, and Cryptocurrency trading, are all the buzz now. It seems like everyday I’m either hearing about a new currency […]

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New Headquarters for Universal Information Services

Yes, you read this headline correctly and this is not an April Fool’s Joke. After almost 20 years in our current location, the decision has been made to move the Universal team to new offices. With this move comes some very clear benefits for our staff, as well as some great advancements in how we […]

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Last Year, Next Year-Apps That Win

Now that we are almost a month into 2018, I’m able to reflect on the innovations, successes, and flops of everything from Apps to gadgets of 2017. For the purpose of this article I will focus mainly on what gained popularity or faded into irrelevance with my demographic, the 18-22 year old age bracket. I’m […]

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PR Measurement Fuels Universal Information Services

Yesterday I thought to myself that now is such an exciting time at Universal Information Services. It hasn’t gone unnoticed that much of our recent growth is due to the accuracy and insight our PR measurement services provide. Our recently enhanced media measurement methodologies, combined with advanced visualization of data, has proven to be great […]

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First Impressions: The iPhone X

A Message From the Future, “You’re Late” Like many around the country I received the iPhone X last Friday, after a surprisingly quick shipping period. As most already know, these new features for Apple are already found in other phones like the Samsung Galaxy. But even if Apple is late to the game, I don’t […]

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