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Gartner predicts that tablet shipments will overtake PCs in 2015

Research firm Gartner has published its latest predictions for shipments of devices – PCs and laptops, tablets and smartphones. It thinks that across these categories, 2.4bn devices will ship in 2014, but the real story...
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Katy Perry added 865k YouTube subscribers in March 2014

Online video industry site Tubefilter has published its latest chart ranking YouTube channels by the number of new subscribers they added in March – an alternative to its other chart sorting them by monthly view counts....
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Nielsen study: average number of apps used a month is 26.8

Nielsen has published its latest research into how people are using smartphone apps in the US, claiming that the time they spend per month has increased notably in the last two years, but that the number of apps they’re...
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Facebook’s news feed emotional experiment leads to criticism

Has Facebook ever made you feel miserable? It may have been by design. Details have emerged about a piece of research carried out by the social network into “emotional contagion” – whether lots more negative or positive...
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YouTube says 59% of its UK users are watching music videos

Some interesting mixed messages coming out of YouTube regarding the demographic makeup of its user base. The company published some research last week in the UK reminding brands that it’s not just about youngsters,...
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Samsung Milk passes 380k downloads as ads and subscription plans revealed

Samsung’s new Milk Music personal radio app has been downloaded 380,000 times since its release in early March, the company has announced. That tallies with the figure on Android’s Google Play store, which lists...
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Photo-sharing app We Heart It is a hit for women under 24

While it’s tempting to think about social networking in terms of a few big services – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for example – the reality is that there are some very interesting niche players around...
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UK IP adviser Mike Weatherley publishes report on ad-sponsored piracy

Some musicians and music rightsholders – notably David Lowery in the US – have been talking about ‘ad-sponsored piracy’, the ads (often from big brands) that provide an income for filesharing sites, for a...
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Country Profile – UK 2014

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Bandsintown now has 10m registered users

Live music discovery service Bandsintown has announced its latest milestone: 10m registered users. “That’s enough seats to sell out Madison Square Garden over 500 times,” as the company puts it in a celebratory...
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Report claims 44% of Twitter users have never tweeted

Twitter-tracking firm Twopcharts has published a report claiming that 44% of Twitter’s 974m registered users have never tweeted, while 30% have only tweeted 1-10 times. Only 13% of registered users have tweeted more than...
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YouTube hurts album sales

That’s the claim from researchers at Fairfield University and the University Of Colorado who looked at the impact of Warner Music pulling its videos from YouTube in 2009. (The label subsequently reached an agreement to...