There’s a clear migration being tracked from bought-and-owned media toward the current streaming models we have. Portability and unlimited variety beat out CDs (as well as smartphones, of course). But a split in this trend comes down between those who pay a subscription fee to music streaming companies for extra features and listeners who opt for a free lunch. Those music junkies are served ads during their listening session to help get revenue for Spotify, Pandora, Google and others.
And as Juniper Research is predicting, that cash source might become a bit more [...]
Microsoft … sit down, please. We need to talk. This won’t be long.
By the time you finally lay off the 7,800 talented people you promise to, your employee rolls will settle just above 110,000. I know, you’ll do just fine: that number’s still about 60% better than it was a decade ago. But by that same time, the government of Finland will seek a supplementary budget to specifically patch the gaping hole you, Microsoft, have left in the country’s job market.
According to the Helsinki Times, you have essentially ripped the lungs out of a dying [...]