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As speculation mounts over if/when it will launch in the States, Spotify has published its 2009 financial results.
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They make for an interesting, if somewhat predictable, read – the headline being that the music streaming service has lost £16.66 million, based on revenues of £11.32 million. Along with We7 (and Spiral Frog before it), Spotify has pretty much created a new revenue model for the global music industry in the form of advertising sales. There has been much doubt expressed over whether ad revenue will be enough to sustain the industry and Spotify’s figures indicate that it won’t be. Read More
A little known pop group comprised of school friends from the north of England have become the world’s slowest overnight smash thanks to making their music available via iTunes.
The Beatles, from Liverpool, who self release their music via their own record label Apple and who cite their influences as “Oasis, Wings and peace”, have sold a staggering two million individual songs and more than 450,000 albums in their first week of release via Apple’s (no relation) iTunes store.
Their most popular song is Here Comes The Sun, which was inspired by a holiday that drummer and sometime voiceover artist Richard ‘Ringo’ Starkey took in Porthmadog, Wales as a child.
Cloud computing will be the solution to the storage problems created by the explosion of portable devices, communications minister Ed Vaizey has said.
“[Cloud computing] is especially significant today, at a time when we are seeing an explosion in the number of portable devices with limited storage capacity,” Vaizey said at the China internet forum in London this week.
After showcasing at a well-regarded DEMO conference in Silicon Valley in September, the mobile commerce application MobiCart has been launched to the public.
Developed by North East entrepreneur Wladimir Baranoff-Rossine, MobiCart is a free storefront application for mobile devices. It enables anyone to create their own mobile e-commerce site without even having a website.
The impact of social media on the British workplace has been documented in a ‘landmark’ paper.
Working in partnership with University of Leicester, MyJobGroup.co.uk has analysed the responses of 1,000 UK adults to questions covering a broad range of topics relating to social media use in the workplace.
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