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 [...]
Even though a lot of famous technology gurus, Steve Jobs included, considered that the whole concept of music streaming would never work as according to him, people want to “own their music”, lately the reality is different. Obviously at the time when Jobs said this, we didn’t even have 3G data speeds to make it possible, nor even smartphones. Today music streaming is a big thing, and if you’re guessing who owns it, the answers aren’t shocking.
New statistics for 2014 claim that Pandora still owns music streaming, which is logical given the fact [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google Keep and how it enhances your note-taking experience on Android. Then we talk about Pandora’s debut on Windows Phone 8. We later talk about the bugs on iOS 6.1.3 and why we don’t think you should upgrade. We later move to talk about Google Now and its possibilities on iOS. Later it’s iPhone 5S and iPad 5 launch rumors since apparently there’s a date already set. We end today’s show talking about Android and Google Chrome not merging into one.
All this and more after the [...]