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Pew report suggests new techs are rewiring the brains of young people

Here’s something to be excited or scared about, depending on your point of view. A survey of technology experts, critics and students by the Pew Research Center in the US finds that 55% are optimistic about the likelihood...
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Beatles ringtones only available on iTunes for now

The Beatles remain tied to Apple when it comes to digital music. The Fab Four's back catalogue still hasn't ventured beyond iTunes in its download form, and now the band's first ever ringtones are available exclusively on...
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Adele is the first double-platinum artist on iTunes US

Adele's '21' has become the first album to go double-platinum on the US iTunes Store, selling 2m downloads in the year since its original release there.
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Two thirds of 24-34 year-old Americans own a smartphone

48% of Americans now own smartphones, but that this percentage rises to 66% for 24-34 year-olds.
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Two thirds of 24-34 year-old Americans own a smartphone

Nielsen has published some new research into the US smartphones market, based on a survey in January of more than 20,000 people. It
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More charges and asset-seizures in Megaupload case

US authorities have seized a further $50m in assets related to online storage service Megaupload, and slapped the company's execs with new charges.
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Music Ally Report: The Privacy Problem (Issue 287)

Music Ally's latest report: The Privacy Problem. Covering all the latest deals,stats and insight over the past two weeks
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VC Fred Wilson calls for independent piracy-sites blacklist

Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson was one of the prominent critics of the SOPA and PIPA legislation in the US, arguing that it could have hugely harmful effects for the kind of tech startups his company invests in
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Barack Obama tweets his official Spotify campaign playlist

In 2008, politicians tried to curry favour with their electorate by revealing what music was on their iPods. In 2012, things have moved on: now it's all about what's on their streaming playlists.
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Connectivity set to be key feature for future hi-fis

Analyst firm Futuresource Consulting has published a report claiming that 10% of home audio devices that ship this year in the US
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135m people now playing games in the US

Park Associates claim that 135m people now play for at least one hour a month, up 241% on 56m back in 2008. The report notes that 17% of all these gamers have downloaded a smartphone game, while 80% play free-to-play games...
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US consumers interested in cloud storage. Less so in paying for it…

PriceWaterhouseCoopers has released the results of a survey of 502 US consumers' attitudes towards cloud storage. It found that nearly 90% of respondents say they are somewhat or very interested in storing their digital music...