Mixcloud has attracted 100k DJs so far
UK streaming music service Mixcloud has announced that more than 100,000 people have uploaded mixes - or cloudcasts in its terminology - since its launch in March 2009. Co-founder Nikhil Shah tells Music Week that 90% of...
July 4, 2011
More smartphones being sold in the US than feature phones
55% of new phones bought in the last three months in the US were smartphones - the first quarter in which they have been ahead of traditional 'feature phones'. That's according to research by Nielsen, which has also published...
July 1, 2011
HMV profits drop as it shifts towards gadgets and tickets
Entertainment retailer HMV has announced its latest financials, which saw annual profits drop 61% to £28.9 million - which turned into a loss of £121.7 million after tax and non-cash impairments charges. "We continue to...
July 1, 2011
Twitter tops 200m daily tweets but faces FTC investigation
Twitter has announced that its users are now sending 200 million tweets every day, up from 65 million a day one year ago, and two million in January 2009. "For perspective, every day, the world writes the equivalent of a...
July 1, 2011
64% of iPhone users are watching mobile video
A new study by Futuresource has put numbers to the growing interest in watching videos on smartphones. The topline stats: 64% of iPhone users do it, but only 32% of other smartphone users do. This is based on a survey of...
June 30, 2011
Google activating 500k Android devices every day
Google's Android boss Andy Rubin has tweeted a new milestone for the company's smartphone and tablet OS. "There are now over 500,000 Android devices activated every day, and it's growing at 4.4% w/w" he said (that'd be week-on-week)...
June 29, 2011
140k users for Turntable.fm in its first month
It must be the day for milestone announcements. Music sharing service Turntable.fm is getting huge buzz Stateside this week, and according to BetaBeat, the site has more than 140,000 active users in its first month (although...
June 23, 2011
Average YouTube user watches five hours of video a month
comScore's latest online video stats have been published, and they reveal continued growth for YouTube. Google's video site attracted 147.2 million users in May, who watched an average of just over five hours (311 minutes...
June 20, 2011
comScore reveals most popular connected apps in the UK
comScore has published a chart of the Top 20 connected mobile apps in the UK by unique users, based on data from the networks of its operator partners. They reveal that the top-ranked Google Maps app had 6.4 million UK users...
June 15, 2011
Sony Music reveals big drop in revenues for its last quarter
Sony Music Entertainment has published its latest financial results, for both its last fiscal year (which ended in March) and the last quarter of that year. For the year, Sony Music's revenues fell 9.9% to $5.67 billion
May 27, 2011
YouTube currently generating 3bn video views a day
To celebrate its sixth anniversary, YouTube has published some new stats on the growth of the video site. "We're amazed that over this last weekend, you drove YouTube past the 3 billion views a day mark, a 50% increase over...
May 26, 2011