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European music sales down 8.3% in 2008

Despite global digital sales growing 24.1 % to $3.78 bln and performance income by 16.2% in 2008, European music sales finished down 8.3% at $18.4 bln after a 15.4% collapse in physical sales.

April 22, 2009 by AM

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US venture investments down 61% in Q1 2009

US venture capital investments sank 61% in Q1 2009, dropping to the lowest level in 12 years. VC investments totaled $3 bln in Q1 2009, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters. In Q1 2008, investments totaled $7.74 bln. This is the lowest quarterly level of venture investments since Q1 1997, [...]

April 20, 2009 by AM

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10.5 mln BluRay players in the US in Q1 2009

About 9 mln high-definition units sold in the US in Q1 2009, up from the 4.8 mln that sold during Q1 2008, according to Adams Media Research. There are now 10.5 mln Blu-ray households, encompassing owners of both Blu-ray set-tops and Blu-ray-enabled PlayStation 3s.

April 17, 2009 by AM

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Infrastructure sharing to save companies $60 bln by 2014

ABI Research finds that the worldwide combined OPEX and CAPEX savings from active infrastructure sharing could amount to as much as $60 bln over the next five year period. The study finds that operators could enjoy at least 40% cost savings in addition to those available from passive site sharing.

April 8, 2009 by AM

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IEEE 802.15.4 semiconductors to grow 79.6% by 2014

The market for IEEE 802.15.4 semiconductors, in both consumer electronics and commercial markets, is set for significant growth over the next five years as the standard becomes the foundation for a host of applications and systems. That growth will see 802.15.4 chipset shipments grow from nearly 15 mln in 2008 to nearly 499 mln in [...]

April 7, 2009 by AM

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Game play among parents and non-parents

Do you ever use any of the following to play games whether or not you personally have one? ParentsNon- ParentsDesktop or laptop45%35%Game console4122Cell phone, Blackberry, or other handheld organizer2516Portable gaming device2110Source: Pew Internet Project

April 4, 2009 by NB

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Demographics of Social Network Users

The percentage of online Americans in each demographic category who have a profile on a social network website:All adults35%SexMen35Women35Age18-247525-345735-443045-541955-641065+7RaceWhite, non-Hispanic31Black, non-Hispanic43Hispanic48Annual Household IncomeLess than $30,00045$30,000 - $49,99938$50,000 - $74,99930$75,000 +31EducationLess than HS43HS grad31Some college41College grad33LocaleUrban34Suburban26Rural23Source: Pew Internet Project

April 3, 2009 by NB

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