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Twitter and Facebook growing as a news source for Americans

The idea of Twitter and Facebook as news gatekeepers has been talked about widely in the media industry, but now the US-based Pew Research Center has put some figures to it. Its recent survey of more than 2,000 American adults...
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64% of 18-29yo American smartphone owners use them for music

The Pew Research Center has been surveying Americans about their smartphone usage, with a report that’s well worth a long-read. Some of its key findings: 64% of Americans own a smartphone, up from 35% four years ago, but...
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34% of American adults now own a tablet

The Pew Research Center has published its latest research into the US tablet market, claiming that 34% of US adults now own a tablet
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76m Americans now listening to online radio

A study conducted by Arbitron and Edison Research claims the US audience for online radio has jumped more than 30% to 76m people in the last year, and now accounts for 29% of the US population
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Two thirds of 24-34 year-old Americans own a smartphone

Nielsen has published some new research into the US smartphones market, based on a survey in January of more than 20,000 people. It
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Renamed E-PARASITE Act faces criticism from tech industry

The House version of the US PROTECT IP bill has been published, with a new name: the Enforcing and Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on Theft and Exploitation Act of 2011. Yes, the E-PARASITE Act, although its...
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US ISPs agree graduated response plan with entertainment industries

While the UK industry continues to wrangle with ISPs over the implementation of the Digital Economy Act, the US industry appears to be going down the voluntary route. US ISPs including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Cablevision...
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It’s still open season on Spotify US rumours

We'll bundle all these into one story. TechCrunch has reported that Spotify's web-only Unlimited service will cost $4.99 a month in the US, while its web+mobile Premium tier will cost $9.99. This is based on a screenshot...
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Reports claim Spotify has closed $100m funding round at $1bn valuation

Rumours that Spotify would take a big new funding round ahead of its US launch have been buzzing since the start of 2011, but two reports are claiming that the round has now closed. All Things Digital went first, reporting...
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Spotify on US plans – ‘We won’t launch before July 5th…’

Spotify has given a big hint on the potential launch date for the US version of its service. Speaking at a conference in London, Spotify's general manager of Europe and global VP of ad sales Jonathan Forster said "We're signing...
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US Government Accountability Office questions piracy research

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report criticising the methodology used in many of the studies suggesting that piracy is having a destructive effect on movie and music revenues.
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FCC told it can’t stop ISPs from slowing BitTorrent traffic

The US Federal Communications Commission has been told that it doesn't have the authority to 'regulate an internet service provider's network management practices' by a federal appeals court...