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Merlin hails digital success for independent labels

Rights agency Merlin has announced some stats from a survey of its independent label members, which it says shows growing chart success for indie artists. Between January 2010 and March 2011...
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Amazon now selling more Kindle e-books than print books

A tipping point? Just a bit. Amazon has announced that its customers "are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books - hardcover and paperback - combined".
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Gartner publishes stats on global smartphone sales in Q1 2011

427.8 million mobile phones were sold around the world in the first quarter of this year, with 100.8 million of them being smartphones. That's according to analyst firm Gartner's latest figures.
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Early adopters not so keen on Twitter ad performance

Twitter has been selling its Promoted Tweets, Accounts and Trends advertising for a while now, so how is it performing? Two reports on Investors.com suggest that some of the early adopters have been less than impressed with...
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Netflix now accounts for more peak-hour internet traffic than BitTorrent

Broadband tech firm Sandvine has published its latest internet traffic trends report, revealing which services are hogging upstream and downstream bandwidth in North America...
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BPI figures reveal £1bn of UK digital music spending since 2004

The BPI has published its annual yearbook, with the headline stat that UK consumers have spent more than £1 billion on digital music since the first legal services went live in 2004. What's more, a third of that total -...
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Warner Music Group revenues up in fiscal Q2, but losses increased too

Warner Music Group remains a public company for the moment, while its acquisition by Access Industries goes through. Thus, the company has published its fiscal Q2 financials...
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A blizzard of stats on the mobile phone market

Want more mobile numbers? You got 'em! IDC has published its smartphone market share stats for Q1 2011, saying that 99.6 million devices were shipped during the quarter...
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Android took 35% share of new smartphone shipments in Q1 2011

Now that all the mobile handset makers have announced their latest quarterly financials, analysts are picking through the figures to make wider judgements. Canalys is the latest, reporting that 101 million smartphones were...
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Myspace still losing money for News Corporation (and so is The Daily)

News Corporation announced its latest quarterly results last night, with Q1 revenues of $8.26 billion and net income of $682 million. There was no news on the ongoing sale of Myspace, but News Corp did say
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Kickstarter reveals $53m of pledges in two years

Fan-funding startup Kickstarter says that more than $53 million has been pledged on its site for more than 20,000 projects in the last two years, although only just under 7,500 of those projects were 'successful' in reaching...
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RIAA figures reveal US music revenues for 2010

Music subscription services had 1.5 million paying users in the US last year, up from 1.2 million in 2009. That's according to new figures from the RIAA...