Rakuten has long been one of the biggest e-commerce companies in Japan, with Amazon the obvious comparison for Westerners to understand its scale.
September 2nd, 2013 by Music Ally
August 27th, 2013 by Music Ally
The unfolding dispute between Apple and the DOJ in the US relating to antitrust laws and the selling of ebooks has taken a new twist with the publishing of an email exchange between the late Steve Jobs...
August 5th, 2013 by Music Ally
Last month, a US District Court found Apple guilty of conspiring to fix the prices of e-books in the US.
July 7th, 2013 by Music Ally
Shock news! A rich businessman has bought a newspaper.
July 3rd, 2013 by Music Ally
This week's podcast – our 32nd, big data fans – sees Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde digging into Songza's new subscription tier; AT&T's piracy patent; how the Pixies are using BitTorrent; Amazon's...
June 27th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
Amazon's AutoRip service launched in the US in January, providing customers with digitised versions of the CD albums they'd bought from its website, and later adding vinyl too. Now AutoRip is crossing...
June 5th, 2013 by Music Ally
Amazon made nearly $610m from digital advertising in 2012, according to new research published by eMarketer.
April 19th, 2013 by Music Ally
In truth, this is hardly surprising, given that Amazon sells physical and digital music in the UK, while iTunes is purely digital.
April 17th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
NPD Group has shared some stats from its latest Annual Music Study report in the US, drawing some useful conclusions about Apple's share of the music downloads market, as well as the (positive) impact...