Americans Are BUYING Music. Now, That’s an Interesting Concept!

Despite the massive amount of music that is illegally downloaded, Americans are still actually purchasing a lot of their music. According to Ethan Smith, writing on the Wall Street Journal Blog: “The U.S. may not be the land of the free, after all — at least not of free music. Americans bought twice as many […]

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Detente Reached: Google and Publishers

After many years of battles, it appears that Google and book publishers have reached a major agreement with regard to Google’s digitizing books. As reported by Claire Cain Miller for the New York Times: “After seven years of litigation, Google and book publishers said on Thursday that they had reached a settlement to allow publishers […]

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Businessweek Calls ESPN the “Everywhere Sports Profit Network”

In a Businessweek cover story, Karl Taro Greenfeld, reports on ESPN’s ever-growing presence as a sports marketing behemoth: “The company’s revenues are growing at 9 percent a year, with a projected $8.2 billion in revenue in 2012, according to research firm SNL Kagan. Head count has doubled in the last seven years to 7,000 employees […]

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Keeping Pace with the Super Consumer

According to research by ForeSee, a  visitor to an E-retail site who is highly satisfied is 72 percent more likely to purchase online; 56 percent more likely to purchase offline; and 69 percent more likely to recommend the retailer. Click the image below for the full story.   

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Target, Unhappy With Being an Amazon Showroom, Will Stop Selling Kindles

The bricks-and-clicks versus clicks-only retail battle is ramping up! It is often reported that Google is scary as a competitor; but now, more firms are worrying about the challenge from Amazon.com.     Photo by Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News Click the image for the full story

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Justice Dept. Sues Apple and Publishers Over E-Book Pricing; 3 Publishers Settle

  Photo by Doug Mills for the NY Times. Click the icon for the full story. Overpaying for E-books? Well, the U.S. Justice Department has said enough. As Julie Bosman reports in the Times: “The Justice Department filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple and major book publishers on Wednesday, charging that the companies colluded […]

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True Fit Is Online Retailers’ Latest Attempt to Help Consumers Buy Right Size; No Tape Measures

   Click on the image for the full story As Christina Binkley reports in the Wall Street Journal: “Online clothes shopping keeps promising more: flash sales, up-to-the-minute styles, inside peeks at the runway and exclusive designer interviews. What every shopper wants and no one delivers, though, is the guarantee of a perfect fit. Nordstroms, Macy’s and […]

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