Tag: us

Read More

VC Fred Wilson calls for independent piracy-sites blacklist

Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson was one of the prominent critics of the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the US, arguing that it could have hugely harmful effects for the kind of tech startups his company invests in
Read More

Barack Obama tweets his official Spotify campaign playlist

In 2008, politicians tried to curry favour with their electorate by revealing what music was on their iPods. In 2012, things have moved on: now it's all about what's on their streaming playlists.
Read More

Connectivity set to be key feature for future hi-fis

Analyst firm Futuresource Consulting has published a report claiming that 10% of home audio devices that ship this year in the US
Read More

135m people now playing games in the US

Park Associates claim that 135m people now play for at least one hour a month, up 241% on 56m back in 2008. The report notes that 17% of all these gamers have downloaded a smartphone game, while 80% play free-to-play games...
Read More

US consumers interested in cloud storage. Less so in paying for it…

PriceWaterhouseCoopers has released the results of a survey of 502 US consumers' attitudes towards cloud storage. It found that nearly 90% of respondents say they are somewhat or very interested in storing their digital music...
Read More

NPD and IDC stats reveal it’s an iOS and Android smartphone world

New figures from NPD Group and IDC paint a gloomy picture for Research In Motion. NPD's stats claim that in Q4 2011, 48% of US smartphone buyers chose an Android device, while 43% chose an iPhone. BlackBerry is lumped into...
Read More

The average Facebook user gets more than they give

The Pew Research Centre has published a new piece of work on Facebook, and how people are using it in the US. It finds that the average user "gets more from their friends than they give to their friends" due to the existence...
Read More

Shazam gets taggy for Super Bowl Sunday

Shazam is going to have a high-profile TV presence during this Sunday's Super Bowl in the US, with nearly half of the brands who've booked ads during the match making them Shazam-enabled.
Read More

EMI VP criticises ‘incorrect’ SOPA/PIPA legislation

EMI's VP of urban promotions Craig Davis is being hailed by technology sites for coming out against the SOPA and PIPA legislation, in an interview conducted with Reddit.
Read More

Kantar publishes global and UK market share stats for smartphones

Smartphone sales in the 12 weeks leading up to Christmas Day 2011. In the US, it has Apple's iPhone overhauling Android, with respective new-sales shares of 44.9% and 44.8%.
Read More

SOPA and PIPA legislation falls as MPAA boss provokes storm

The sponsors of the Stop Online Piracy Act and its Senate counterpart the Protect IP Act have both put the legislation on ice, following the fierce protests of recent weeks
Read More

Muve Music may launch outside the US

Earlier this week, we reported on US mobile operator Cricket Communications' success with its Muve Music service, which now has more than 500,000 customers (Bulletin, 9-Jan-12).