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iPhone gaining ground in US

According to new figures from Nielsen, Apple's iPhone is closing in on rival BlackBerry in terms of US ownership, gaining two percentage points to reach a 28% market share compared to BlackBerry's 35% share.
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App usage booming… but music not so much

comScore has published its latest research on the popularity of mobile applications, claiming that 69.6 million US mobile users accessed an app on their phones in April - up 28% year-on-year.
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Nielsen stats reveal fall in blockbuster albums

Billboard has a bunch of details from Nielsen SoundScan's presentation at the NARM conference, which had some worrying stats for the music industry. Just 12 albums released in 2009 sold more than one million units last year...
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comScore stats reveal sharp growth for Vevo

Web metrics firm comScore has released its latest online video stats, and they reveal that music videos portal Vevo attracted 43.6 million US viewers in April, who collectively watched just over 330 million videos during...
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Apple is now bigger than Microsoft (in market cap terms)

Tech bloggers have been tracking the market caps of Apple and Microsoft for months now, predicting when the former would overtake the latter. Well, it's now happened. Last night, Apple's market cap was $226.02 billion, compared...
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iTunes expands its lead in the US music retail market

Apple's iTunes Store took a 28% share of all music (digital and physical) bought by US consumers in the first quarter of this year. That's up four percentage points since Q1 2009. Behind, Amazon tied with Wal-Mart for second...
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Japanese music downloads down in 2009, says RIAJ

New figures released by the Recording Industry Association of Japan reveal that music downloads were down 3% to 461.87 million in fiscal 2009 - the first time they've fallen since it started tracking them in 2005.
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60% of users considering quitting Facebook? Probably not.

A survey from IT security firm Sophos claims that 60% of Facebook users are considering quitting the social network over privacy fears. ReadWriteWeb tears into the claim, pointing out rightly that Sophos only surveyed visitors...
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MOG Music Network claims 23.7m monthly unique visitors

US streaming music service MOG has published some stats about its growth, although they're not the most reliable indicator we've seen. The company cites Quantcast figures claiming the MOG Music Network now has 13.2 million...
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Android picking up momentum with 100k daily activations

Google also gave an update on Android's growing momentum at the I/O conference, saying that it is now activating more than 100,000 new Android handsets every day...
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iTunes widens its lead in US music retail

Apple's iTunes Store has widened its lead over Wal-Mart for market share of US music retail, according to a report from Billboard. iTunes' share of the US account base was 26.7% last year, up from 21.4% in 2008, and 12.7%...
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HP survey finds Brits still keen on music ownership

64% of digital music consumers in the UK still prefer to own music, while 73% aren't prepared to shift completely to a music subscription model. That's according to a survey by HP, which found that even among the most digital-savvy...