Global digital music sales triple to US$1.1 billion in 2005 as new market takes shape I saw articles previously that suggested ring tones alone were a multibillion dollar industry. NPR and Tim Bajarin both reported that. But this new study, a free 24-page PDF download, suggests a far lower number for global music and ringtone sales.
No company likes anyone to break news for them. Companies like to control their own news and get their own press coverage. The blogosphere is upsetting to corporate executives everywhere. Many bloggers have lost their jobs over what they have written. It's an interesting time. Against that backdrop, I felt compelled the other day to mention that MyFamily had layoffs and no media (and only 1 blogger) had reported it.
Rivals circle as BlackBerry firm faces patent woes - Business - International Herald Tribune An excerpt:
RIM controls 60 percent of the mobile e-mail market, estimated at about 10 million users by Strategy Analytics, a research firm based in Boston. Its closest competitor is Intellisync, owned by Nokia, which has about 9 percent of the market.