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drag2share: Users Dont Pay to Download They Just Stream

source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessinsider/~3/TMIC3t2MfKY/how-business-insider-employees-listen-to-music-2013-8

Paying to download: End of an era?

The advent of the iPod, and with it iTunes, is generally credited with ushering in a new era of music consumption, as well as pulling the music industry out of its Napster-induced tailspin.

But our survey suggests that era may already be waning: the majority of BI’ers say they hardly ever, or never, pay to download music anymore.

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Friday, August 16th, 2013 news No Comments

51 Companies That Are Changing The Way We Shop

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/companies-revolutionizing-retail-2013-2

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With the advent of e-commerce, retail is changing more than nearly any other industry.

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 news No Comments

Microsoft takes $6.2 billion of lumps on fizzled aQuantive online ad acquisition

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/03/microsoft-takes-6-2-billion-writeoff-on-aQuantive/

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Among all the Windows 8, WP8 and Surface excitement of late, Redmond has also dropped a chunk of less shiny happy news: its online services division is taking a goodwill writeoff of $6.2 billion as a result of its ill-fated aQuantive acquision in 2007. Not coincidentally, that’s almost exactly what it paid for the company, which it brought in to create pre-Bing online ad revenue — back when Mountain View was eating even more of its lunch in search. The software giant said that aQuantive didn’t “accelerate growth” as much as intended, although it added that it still provides assets for its internet advertising activities. With the advent of tablets and smartphones since then, it seems unlikely we’ll see any of its now-quaint tech — like shopping cart-mounted computers — again.

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