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Date: 04.05.2017
The always-connected, ubiquitous internet has transformed the music business. For the first time ever, streaming music platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music have generated the majority of the music industry’s revenue in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In 2016, estimated retail revenues for...
Date: 03.23.2017
                                          For the first time, broadband has caught up with pay-TV services as a leading delivery channel for...
Date: 02.23.2017
Data thefts are the stuff of lurid headlines and baleful identity protection ads. While they may not be as pervasive as death and taxes, data thefts have impacted the lives of nearly two-thirds of Americans, according to a new analysis by Pew Research. From fraudulent charges on a credit card to a hijacked online social media account, 64 percent...
Date: 02.14.2017
Technical glitches in online streaming for this year’s Super Bowl marks the third year in a row that over-the-top providers faced challenges in delivering the big game to cord cutters. As the Patriots rallied against the Falcons in the fourth quarter, viewers using the Fox Sports Go app had their connection go down for a brief, but critical...
Date: 01.31.2017
“Open sesame!” the magical phrase that reveals a hidden treasure, was once the stuff of legend and fairy tales, but today it’s been replaced by “Hello, Siri,” “Alexa,” or “Ok, Google” as a way to instantly unlock the riches of the internet. Earlier this month on the exhibit floor of CES 2017...
Date: 01.12.2017
Android smartphone customers are relying on WiFi to carefully ration the gigabytes available on their cell phone data plans. The Nielsen Mobile Performance Panel for August 2016 found that more than three times as much data consumed on Android mobile phones in the U.S. is delivered through Wi-Fi networks as opposed to cellular. Relying on WiFi is...
Date: 12.30.2016
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is an annual bellwether for consumer trends and broadband-enabled technology. Each year, the hot trends for gadgets, gizmos and consumer tech are forecasted that will be highlighted at the show. Here’s this year’s list, courtesy of CTA’s chief economist Shawn DuBravac. Voice...
Date: 12.02.2016
American consumers flocked to the internet on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, breaking historic records for online sales on the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. While analysts expected record-breaking online sales over the Thanksgiving weekend, no one predicted that Black Friday would almost surpass Cyber Monday as the largest...
Date: 11.28.2016
Retailers, both online and in-store, are putting their deals where the money is this holiday season. Amazon, the leading Cyber Monday online retailer, is offering Black Friday type deals as often as every five minutes from November 16 through December 22. Walmart, is claiming that it “will win the season on price” – on Black...
Date: 11.21.2016
Cyber Monday, online retail’s alternative to Black Friday, is now as much a part of America’s holiday routine as annual post-Thanksgiving shopping mall frenzies. This year’s Monday after Thanksgiving is expected to again surpass the previous year as the top online shopping day. Online sales on November 28 will reach $3.4...

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