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It's a record: vinyl enjoys a comeback amongst music fans

In its heyday of the 1960s and 70s vinyl was king and sold in its hundreds of thousands.<p>But despite being largely replaced by a host of modern …

The Rolling Stones

Streaming: 3 key trends for 2015

It’s just seven years since Spotify emerged as a geeky-sounding Swedish start-up. Now, streaming is taking over the music business.<p>If you don’t have …

YouTube Music Is Growing 60% Faster Than All Other Streaming Music Services Combined

Does this make any sense? Spotify is struggling to add paying subscribers, while YouTube music video views are surging on greater selection and …

Here's the Story Behind Spotify's Coolest Feature

Canadian rapper Drake is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2015, the streaming service announced Tuesday. But the true star for the company is a …

Playlist

Adele is the largest-selling artist on earth — here's how she could revolutionize the music business, too

And who can blame her? Between Adele's album sales and Taylor Swift's cultural and touring dominance (FYI: she played to a stadium full of 76,000 people in Sydney last weekend), it's tough to stand out at the moment, even for Rihanna, one of Forbes' top 10 grossing female artists. Despite working …

Music Industry

Music Industry Hits High Notes at The 2016 NAMM Show

The music industry returns home to businesses worldwide with innovative ideas and products that will bring the power of music to the masses. Held …

One simple reason why Amazon is spending over $3 billion on music and video content

The note said that the investment is expected to grow even further, by $1 billion a year, which could slow Amazon's future profit growth.<p>Why would Amazon go out of its way to invest in its video and music content, when it could spend that money on expanding its core e-commerce business instead?<p>It …

eCommerce

Four Key Digital Challenges for the Music Industry in 2016

This past year has been very eventful one for the music industry. The major debates centered on royalties, the freemium model and the place of …

Final Fantasy

Top 10 Ways to Breathe New Life Into an Old Gaming Console

If you’ve been playing video games for any amount of time, odds are pretty high you have at least one console in your entertainment center doing …

Jeremy Corbyn invites Donald Trump to visit London mosque

‘He might learn something’, says Labour leader of presidential candidate who called for ban on Muslims entering US<p>Jeremy Corbyn has invited Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to tour a north London mosque, ahead of a debate in parliament about whether the American businessman should be …

Donald Trump
Smart TV

5 Progressive Digital Marketing Trends for 2016

<b>Motion (video)</b> will be the new currency to grab attention and conversions in a digitally distracted world<p><b>Influencer Marketing</b> will be the catalyst to move from being a conventional brand to a coveted brand.<p><b>Customer engagement marketing</b> will transform the customer's journey. Organizations will …

Marketing

CES 2016: Popular Mechanics Editors' Choice Awards

We spent the week walking the hallways of CES searching for the forward-thinking designs that will change our lives. Here are our favorite items from CES 2016.<p>What a crazy year already! CES 2016 is a perfect mix of that past and future. Vinyl's back with a vengeance. Tablets are cool again, and so …

Summer Olympics

What 2016 Will Hold for Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Other Tech Giants | Inc.com

<i>This is a guest post by Applico Principal Greg Battle.</i><p><b>1. Facebook Famous</b><p>Facebook's app constellation strategy has gotten a lot of attention over the last few years, as the company has experimented with a series of standalone apps outside the main Facebook app. Yet so far, Messenger remains the …

Livestreaming

The best games of 2016: it’s going to be a blast

2016 promises more stunning open-world immersion, Nathan Drake’s last hurrah – and the arrival of virtual reality gaming on your smartphone<p><b>Horizon: Zero Dawn</b> <br>PS4, release date TBC<p>Mixing open-world exploration, survival drama and sci-fi RPG elements, <i>Horizon</i> may be the most beautiful game yet due for …

Gaming

Books and newspapers will do just fine in 2016. Magazines? Not so much

The reign of the consumer magazine—glossy, beautiful, and once a ubiquitous presence atop living room coffee tables around the world—seems to be quietly crumbling.<p>Print books are making something of a comeback right now, thanks in part to the rise of coloring books and a swelling public interest in …

Journalism

Bowie And Beyond: Looking Ahead To The Music Of 2016

You're probably still digesting the best music of 2015, but now that the calendar has officially turned over, it's time to look ahead. To provide a glimpse at some of the highlights 2016 will have to offer, NPR Music's Stephen Thompson recently joined NPR's Michel Martin to survey a few forthcoming …

David Bowie

9 technologies to watch in 2016

Technology advances not so much when it exhibits innovation, but when it becomes truly practical for everyday people. 2015 saw a lot of that as voice …

Artificial Intelligence

TV review: Sherlock, The Abominable Bride

With a dead woman murdering men, hapless Lestrade, of the “impossibly imbecilic Scotland Yard”, went to Baker Street for help. She was as “white as …

The Week in Movies - Flickering Myth's Top 10 Films of 2015! Huge Captain America: Civil War spoiler! What is Christopher Nolan's next movie?

<i>The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – including Flickering Myth’s Top 10 Films of 2015, a potentially huge Captain America:</i> …

Marvel Universe

Star Wars: The Force Awakens becomes UK's highest-grossing film of 2015

Latest instalment in the long-running space saga takes second place in all-time list of biggest films at the UK and Ireland box office<p>Star Wars: The Force Awakens has overtaken James Bond movie Spectre to become the biggest film of 2015 at the UK box office. JJ Abrams’ space opera sequel has taken …

Box Office