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Spotify and Music’s Two Mega-Trends

Whether Spotify, which launched recently in the U.S., will achieve its 50 million person goal remains to be seen. It’s up against entrenched online music competitors like Apple, Amazon and Rhapsody. But its freemium model and its social stickiness could give it an important leg up. Continue reading

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Why Obama Likes Silicon Valley More Than Tinseltown

President Obama had plenty of praise for Silicon Valley leaders last week during his visit, and none for Hollywood. Why? Because they’re actually creating new businesses and jobs up there, not just shoring up oligopolies. That would be the six studios, whose major goal is to ensure that they control product pipeline and distribution, and muscle out competitors. Continue reading

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