Thursday, May 31, 2012
  • 65% Of Europeans Surf Web Across 4 Devices The Next Web

    According to IAB Europe's most recent media consumption study, Mediascope Europe, there are now close to 427 million Europeans (or 65 percent) using the Internet across four devices - computer, mobile, tablets and games consoles. :More than one third of them (37 percent) accesses the Internet with more than one device, and IAB Europe asserts that Europeans spend 14.8 hours online per week, on average. News websites are particularly popular, it seems: more than 9 in 10 European Internet users, on average, satisfy their news craving online.

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  • A First: Spend On Digital Music Surpasses CDs, Records The Guardian

    Music industry trade body BPI said that in the first three months of the year consumers spent a total of GBP155.8 million on music, up 2.7% year-on-year. Digital music revenues - which includes buying tracks as downloads, paid-for subscriptions and ad-funded services from companies such as Spotify, Napster, We7 and eMusic - accounted for 55.5%, GBP86.5 million, of that total. Digital music revenues grew 23.6% year-on-year, fuelled by big sales of Lana Del Ray songs and the album Born to Die. While digital singles have long been a big revenue earner the sales of digital albums have taken some time to catch on.

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  • Times Web Sites To Go Free On Jubilee Weekend The Drum

    Both sites will be paywall-free on Saturday and Sunday for the first time since 2010 to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Along with the broadsheets' usual news and sport coverage, the sites will also feature special Jubilee content including interactive graphics and video specials, pageant boat spotter guides, photos of the Queen from the past 60 years and live updates from journalists covering the celebrations. The Sunday Times app will also be available for a free trial this weekend.

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  • 'Empire' Announces Launch Of IPad Edition In U.S. iMedia Monkey

    Film magazine, Empire, is to launch into the American market today - on Apple Newsstand -- with a bespokeiPad edition. Empire is the world's biggest film magazine, and is currently available in five global markets - the UK, Australia, Italy, Portugal and Russia. Nearly half a million different people visit the publications website from America on a monthly basis, so they hope to capitalise on the market by launching the magazine in an iPad-format. Similar to the UK edition - which launched in late 2010 - the iPad magazine will be a fully interactive app featuring embedded film trailers.

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  • 'Mobile Now Mandatory,' McKinsey Tells News Summit Journalism.co.uk

    Smartphones have become "the first truly personal digital reading device" and every news publisher today should be designing "mobile strategies for the long term", global consulting firm McKinsey and Company told the News World Summit in Paris Thursday. McKinsey partner Eric Hazan revealed the findings of a wide-ranging report on how the evolution of digital technology is affecting news consumption, based on a survey conducted in 15 countries across North America, Europe and Asia at the end of 2011. The report forecasts that by 2020, 80% of all media will be consumed digitally -- up from 50% in 2007. Hazan told the conference: "Digital is the only ticket to the future -- young generations are not coming back to paper."

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  • Porn Film Sharers To Get Letters From Film-maker BBC

    Recipients will be told what to do to negotiate a settlement, and will be warned that if they do not respond they could be found liable. They will be given 28 days to reply after the judge said that a 14-day limit requested by Ben Dover Productions was "unreasonable". The firm was also told it could not specify compensation of GBP700 but should individually negotiate a settlement sum with each defendant. The firm won a court order in March forcing O2 to pass on details of the owners of 9,124 IP addresses linked to illegal downloads.

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