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Rhapsody buys Napster’s UK and German services

Subscription music service Rhapsody is expanding into Europe, having just announced its acquisition of Napster International. Read More
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Aspiro bags new WiMP deal with Dutch ISP Ziggo

Aspiro has announced a new partnership for its WiMP streaming music service in the Netherlands. ISP Ziggo will be offering WiMP to its customers, although the exact details have yet to be announced.
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Brit Awards reveal early app and social media numbers

The Brit Awards official iPhone app was downloaded more than 12,000 times in its first week on the App Store, with 95% of those people taking advantage of the feature to vote for a few categories. The press release says that...
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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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Google shares its latest research on smartphone and tablet usage

Google, which commissioned Ipsos for a survey on how people are using their smartphones. One big finding: a "clear consumer shift to smartphones", most pronounced in the UK where 45% of the total population now own smartphones.
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Facebook says it adds €15.3bn value to European economy

Facebook has published a piece of research commissioned from Deloitte to show its value to the European economy.
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Apple’s last quarter: $46.3bn revenues and $13.1bn net profit

Apple released its financial results for the final quarter of 2011 (its fiscal Q1) last night. The company generated revenues of $46.33bn and posted a net profit of $13.06bn.
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Consumers are more willing to pay for online streaming in 2012

According to a survey conducted by KPMG, 64 percent consumers were willing to pay for online content such as movies - this figure is approximately four percent higher than where it stood almost four years back. BBC's iPlayer...
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RapidShare launches official iPhone apps

While rival storage service Megaupload is mired in criminal charges, RapidShare is pressing on with a pair of official iPhone apps - one for its paying customers, and one for free users.
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Kobalt buys AWAL and poaches MSP’s Paul Hitchman

Yesterday we reported on Paul Hitchman's decision to step back from the CEO role at music service provider MSP.
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4bn daily video views for YouTube

Google has announced a new milestone for its YouTube video service: 4bn daily views.
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SoundCloud passes 10m users and launches Story Wheel tool

SoundCloud, now has more than 10m registered users.