emergentfutures:

Here’s why Apple bought Beats: By 2019, streaming will account for 70 percent of digital music revenue

Here’s another reminder why companies like Apple and Amazon are betting on streaming services: Streaming is quickly taking over as the major money-maker for the music industry, with 70 percent of all digital music revenue coming from streaming by 2019, according to an estimate from U.K.-based digital music analyst Mark Mulligan.

Full Story: GigaOm

emergentfutures:

Here’s why Apple bought Beats: By 2019, streaming will account for 70 percent of digital music revenue

Here’s another reminder why companies like Apple and Amazon are betting on streaming services: Streaming is quickly taking over as the major money-maker for the music industry, with 70 percent of all digital music revenue coming from streaming by 2019, according to an estimate from U.K.-based digital music analyst Mark Mulligan.

Full Story: GigaOm

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obeserhino:

PUNCTUATE. is a program that converts text into a 3D environment of shapes and lines that changes based on the punctuation of the text.

Suggest more authors/poets/text or even submit your own writing here!

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springwise:

App rewards homeowners switching off devices when dirty power plants serve their house
Eco-minded consumers are increasingly looking to reduce the ‘dirty’ energy used in their home. In the past, marketplaces like the Netherlands’ Vandebron have handed control over to consumers by letting them decide how local and green they want their energy to be and choose their own suppliers. But now Ohmconnnect is taking a different route by notifying customers of the best times to reduce energy use and offering cash rewards for doing so. READ MORE…

springwise:

App rewards homeowners switching off devices when dirty power plants serve their house

Eco-minded consumers are increasingly looking to reduce the ‘dirty’ energy used in their home. In the past, marketplaces like the Netherlands’ Vandebron have handed control over to consumers by letting them decide how local and green they want their energy to be and choose their own suppliers. But now Ohmconnnect is taking a different route by notifying customers of the best times to reduce energy use and offering cash rewards for doing so. READ MORE…

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thetechgets:

Samsung Gear S Tizen smartwatch and Gear Circle headset announced ahead of IFA

Samsung on Thursday unveiled the Gear S, its latest smartwatch model that also doubles as a smartphone. The device doesn’t run Android Wear or Android, and instead relies on Samsung’s in-house mobile operating system to get things done. Thus, this Tizen-powered SIM-enabled wrist watch has just become the first Tizen smartphone in the world.

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unionmetrics:

When It Comes to Social Measurement, Corporate Marketers Can’t Get It Together: Half of corporate execs can measure social’s ROI | eMarketer

"When the study asked corporate executives worldwide—those who said they worked for “brands, end-users and corporations”—if they were confident that they were accurately measuring social media’s effect, fewer than 34% of respondents said they were, a percentage that had changed little over the past four years." 

The key to success? Set clear goals that are tied to your business goals, decide what you’re going to measure, and invest in the resources- people, tools, etc- to do the measuring.
Then test, measure, test, measure, repeat.
It’s not glamorous and it doesn’t work overnight.  

unionmetrics:

When It Comes to Social Measurement, Corporate Marketers Can’t Get It Together: Half of corporate execs can measure social’s ROI | eMarketer

"When the study asked corporate executives worldwide—those who said they worked for “brands, end-users and corporations”—if they were confident that they were accurately measuring social media’s effect, fewer than 34% of respondents said they were, a percentage that had changed little over the past four years." 

The key to success? Set clear goals that are tied to your business goals, decide what you’re going to measure, and invest in the resources- people, tools, etc- to do the measuring.

Then test, measure, test, measure, repeat.

It’s not glamorous and it doesn’t work overnight.  

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designersofthings:

Smartwatches and Activity Trackers See YOY Growth of 684%
Independent analyst company, Canalys, released a report last week illustrating the tremendous growth smartwatches and other smart bands have seen so far this year. According to the report, “wearable bands”, the term they use for both smartwatches and activity trackers, grew 684% worldwide in the first half of 2014 compared to the same time last year. 

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designersofthings:

Smartwatches and Activity Trackers See YOY Growth of 684%

Independent analyst company, Canalys, released a report last week illustrating the tremendous growth smartwatches and other smart bands have seen so far this year. According to the report, “wearable bands”, the term they use for both smartwatches and activity trackers, grew 684% worldwide in the first half of 2014 compared to the same time last year. 

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