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Digital spurs first music industry revenue rise since 1999

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In 2012, the music industry posted its first overall revenue growth since 1999, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Revenues were up 0.3 percent for the year, something the IFPI credits to a mix of downloads, subscriptions, and other avenues. Digital music revenue in particular grew 9...
Digital spurs first music industry revenue rise since 1999

Apple now almost 50 percent of mobile industry revenue

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Looking at fourth-quarter results, Apple now represents almost half of cellphone/mobile computing industry revenues, and over 80 percent of its profits, says Morgan Keegan analyst Tavis McCourt. The industry is in fact said to have risen about 34 percent with Apple results included, but actually dropped 0.4 percent without the...
Apple now almost 50 percent of mobile industry revenue

Semiconductor industry revenues to endure slow growth in 2012, IHS says

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With global economic prospects remaining uncertain and semiconductor inventory not moving quickly enough to stimulate new production, the worldwide chip market is expected to suffer a slow year in 2012 marked by sluggish growth, according to IHS iSuppli....
Semiconductor industry revenues to endure slow growth in 2012, IHS says

The UK top 100 comes of age with the launch of the Official Streaming music Chart

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The music chart industry is about to catch up with user habits online next week with the launch of the UK’s first Official Streaming Chart. The new Top 100 rundown, which will launch on Monday May 14, will be compiled by the Official Charts Company with data from the nation’s...
The UK top 100 comes of age with the launch of the Official Streaming music Chart

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Forget Android, It's Samsung Apple Has To Worry About (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Mixed With Market   The housing market is leading the broader market on a roller coaster as data showed new single-family home sales fell in February. Shares of AAPL are down...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Forget Android, It's Samsung Apple Has To Worry About (AAPL)

Apple claimed a staggering 80% of mobile profit in Q4

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Impressive data points from Apple’s record-setting holiday quarter continue to trickle out, and new estimates suggest that the company accounted for a staggering share of mobile profits in the fourth quarter of 2011. Morgan Keegan analyst Tavis McCourt wrote in a research note on Tuesday that Apple took in...
Apple claimed a staggering 80% of mobile profit in Q4

Surprise! Digital Music Just Had Its Best Week Ever

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After more than a decade of hand-wringing over the music industry's tumultuous decline, there's a glimmer of hope. Last week, more people paid for digital music than during any week-long period in history, according to Nielsen SoundScan.  In the week ending December 30, 55.74 million digital songs were purchased. The...
Surprise! Digital Music Just Had Its Best Week Ever

Music industry revenues grew last year for the first time since 1999, driven by digital sales

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Music sales grew last year for the first time since 1999, the Financial Times reports. According to trade association IFPI, which compiled industry figures for 2012, this slight increase in recorded music revenues was driven by digital downloads and subscription service fees. These digital sales represented a third of 2012...
Music industry revenues grew last year for the first time since 1999, driven by digital sales

News: ARM sees pre-tax Q4 profits soar to £49.67 million

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ARM, the UK-based chip designer has seen its pre-tax Q4 profits rise to £49.67 million, up from £34.92 million for the same quarter a year previous. "In Q4 and throughout 2011 ARM has seen strong licensing growth, driven by market-leading semiconductor companies increasing their commitment to ARM technology, and...
News: ARM sees pre-tax Q4 profits soar to £49.67 million

UBS: For now, mobile still comes down to Samsung v. Apple

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It’s no secret Apple is really skilled at sucking huge profits out of its product lineup, particularly with the iPhone. But Samsung is getting a lot better at this too, according to the analysts at UBS. And the two are currently dominating the handset industry when it comes to profits,...
UBS: For now, mobile still comes down to Samsung v. Apple

Music piracy on the decline as digital music sales grow

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Maybe music executives can finally stop singing the blues. Music piracy is on the decline, analysts say, while an industry group said digital music sales in 2012 drove global music industry revenues up for the first time since 1999. Read full article >>...
Music piracy on the decline as digital music sales grow

Recording Industry Can't Wait To Start Kicking People Offline In France For Listening To Their Favorite Songs

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As we reported last week, the French agency in charge of scaring internet users with the threat of potentially losing their internet connections based on accusations (not convictions) of copyright infringement has finally started passing on "third strike" notices to prosecutors, to see if they choose to start kicking people...
Recording Industry Can't Wait To Start Kicking People Offline In France For Listening To Their Favorite Songs

Apple and Samsung to pull in 90% of smartphone profits in 2012, UBS says

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Industry watchers agree that smartphone sales will continue to balloon in 2012, but much of the projected growth will seemingly be enjoyed by just two companies. In a report to clients earlier this week, UBS analyst Maynard Um lowered his full-year unit sales projections for cell phones to 1.69...
Apple and Samsung to pull in 90% of smartphone profits in 2012, UBS says

Where's the money for telcos? Mobile broadband and cloud, says Ovum

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How are the next few years looking for telcos? Not so hot overall, according to a new forecast from Ovum. That said, the analysts do highlight one or two silver linings – the main one, by far, being mobile broadband. First, a look at the overall picture. Ovum estimates that...
Where's the money for telcos? Mobile broadband and cloud, says Ovum

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple's Mac Is The Only PC Brand Making Progress In Europe (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Up In Wavering MarketMarkets are shaky in early trading as investors await euro zone leaders' possible resolution. Shares of AAPL are up with the rest of tech. Investors continue to be...
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple's Mac Is The Only PC Brand Making Progress In Europe (AAPL)

TC Teardown: Chegg Is A Money Machine

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Editor’s note: Book rental startup Chegg is making money hand over fist. Guest author Steven Carpenter does a teardown of its business model and estimates its revenues will reach $130 million this year.  Carpenter was the founder and CEO of Cake Financial, which was sold to E*Trade earlier this...
TC Teardown: Chegg Is A Money Machine

UK digital music downloads and streaming revenues overtake physical formats for the first time

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UK consumers are continuing to switch from physical music formats to digital downloads and streaming services, so much so that revenues from digital music surpassed those of physical sales for the first time in the first quarter of 2012. This is according to the British Phonographic Industry, whose new report shows...
UK digital music downloads and streaming revenues overtake physical formats for the first time

Apple Proposing Settlements in Android Device Patent Disputes, Would Reap $5-15 Per Android Device

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Dow Jones Newswires reports that Apple has expressed a willingness to settle some of its patent disputes with manufacturers of Android-based handsets such as Samsung and Motorola, potentially seeking to reduce the burden of ongoing litigation.The consumer-electronics company has put forth proposals to Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) and Samsung...
Apple Proposing Settlements in Android Device Patent Disputes, Would Reap $5-15 Per Android Device

Spotify and other streaming services get own chart

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Official weekly chart to rank plays on platforms including We7, Napster, Deezer, Zune and ChartsNowIn the beginning was the hit parade based on sales of old-fashioned vinyl. Then came the download chart as buying habits turned from physical to digital. Now the latest indicator of the nation's musical tastes is...
Spotify and other streaming services get own chart
Digital Strength Drives First Growth in Music Sales Since 1999 as File Sharing Declines
Smartphone accessory revenues valued at $20 billion in 2012

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