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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%.
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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
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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).
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Coldplay manager says Spotify ‘competes with download stores’

Coldplay never did explain why they didn't release latest album Mylo Xyloto through Spotify and other streaming services.
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Former US vice president Al Gore criticises SOPA legislation

Al Gore is the latest person to attack the proposed SOPA anti-piracy legislation in the US. Gore told an audience at a CareerBuilder event that some of the provisions in the bill would "very probably have the effect of really...
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500k customers for Muve Music in its first year

US mobile operator Cricket Communications has announced a new milestone for its Muve Music service.
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Columbia University study explores US attitudes to piracy

The American Assembly at Columbia University has published a report titled 'Copyright Infringement and Enforcement in the US'.
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Columbia University study explores US attitudes to piracy

The American Assembly at Columbia University has published a report titled 'Copyright Infringement and Enforcement in the US', examining consumers' attitudes towards online piracy in the light of the controversial SOPA legislation.
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SOPA bill delayed, but may still be finalised before Christmas

The US House Judiciary Committee has agreed to reconvene on Wednesday (21-Dec) in an effort to sign off the controversial SOPA bill before Christmas.
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Spotify and Rdio’s US catalogues get compared

Wired has a very interesting article comparing the US catalogues of streaming music services Rdio and Spotify.
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US adults now spend more time with mobiles than print media

eMarketer has published its latest report on US adults' media usage, claiming that people there now spend more time using their mobile phones every day than reading newspapers and magazines.
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China overtakes the US for smartphone sales

Analyst firm Strategy Analytics has published a report claiming that China is now the largest smartphone market in the world, having overtaken the US.