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3 Rules for Building Features in a Lean Startup

3 Rules for Building Features in a Lean Startup | Startup tools | Scoop.it
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Goodbye PowerPoint! Bunkr is going beyond presentation : Collect, Organize, Present

Goodbye PowerPoint! Bunkr is going beyond presentation : Collect, Organize, Present | Startup tools | Scoop.it
Bunkr is cloud-based presentation software that allows professionals to centralize all the content that inspires them, and to use this content in their presentations.
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Startups For the Rest of Us | The podcast that helps developers be awesome at launching software products.

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10 Cloud Startups Changing The Data Landscape

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While the term “cloud computing” has become trendy and perhaps overused, what many people don’t realize is that it is because of cloud startups that our experience of data has become intuitive and effortless.
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Music Industry Data: Sales Up, Piracy Down... But It's Not Because Of Any 'Anti-Piracy' Efforts | Techdirt

Music Industry Data: Sales Up, Piracy Down... But It's Not Because Of Any 'Anti-Piracy' Efforts | Techdirt | Startup tools | Scoop.it

A few folks have sent over variations on two different reports concerning the music industry, with some suggesting that this is "proof" that the recording industry's "war on piracy" has been effective on two fronts: increasing sales and reducing piracy. Of course, for many years, we've questioned whether or not reducing piracy actually increases sales, so we looked closely at the numbers and they don't seem to say what some people think they're saying. The Hollywood Reporter has a good summary of both reports. One comes from IFPI, celebrating that "global recorded music revenue" rose 0.3% in 2012. That is, obviously, a tiny increase, but it is an increase. Of course, as we've noted, "recorded" music revenue is merely one piece of the wider music industry ecosystem -- and that entire ecosystem has been growing for quite some time.

The second report comes from one of the industry's favorite researchers, NPD, claiming a massive decline in music file sharing (based on consumer surveys). I've found NPD's data to be suspect in the past, but let's just assume this is true. Then, can we reach the conclusion that the industry's anti-piracy efforts both worked and that it led to increased sales?

Actually... no. Not even close. We can see this pretty clearly just by looking beyond the recorded music market, to the wider file sharing space. Various reports have made it clear that widespread file sharing (mostly of infringing content) has continued to grow quite rapidly during the same time period. Sandvine reports (pdf) that BitTorrent traffic increased 40% over the same basic time frame. Or, zero in on a different market beyond music. How about software? The BSA's annual report continues to show increases in "piracy."

 

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, April 5, 2013 3:50 PM

*"Anti-Piracy Efforts" are no more than Culture Censorship and Pe@ple Control Tools.
- Don't Confuse (Pe@ple Nor 'Yourself')

Albert Lochard's curator insight, December 7, 2014 6:55 PM

This article is present you two examples on how music piracy is slowly decreasing. They mentioned  that global recorded music revenue rose 0.3% in 2012. In my opinion this is a very small percentage but at least it's going up, slowly but surely. I'm glad to see that the war against music piracy is actually working.