Business Matters: Shouldn't Usage Drop After LimeWire Goes Down?

Business Matters: Shouldn't Usage Drop After LimeWire Goes Down?

What does NPD’s study on LimeWire usage tell us about file sharing? Not enough, says Eric Garland, CEO of media measurement company BigChampagne. NPD noticed a 24 percentage-point drop in usage of the now-shuttered P2P service LimeWire from Q3 to Q4 2010 (LimeWire shut down in Q4). It also noted rises in usage of Frostwire (up 11 points) and u-Torrent (up 4 points) during that time.
Business Matters: Are Pitchfork's Album Reviews Getting Soft?

Business Matters: Are Pitchfork's Album Reviews Getting Soft?

Is Pitchfork getting soft? No, the influential music site is probably just finding better music to review. A statistical analysis of the music site’s album reviews shows the average score went up to 8.7 from 8.6 and the most frequent album rating rose to 7.5 from 7.0. The analysis covers two 12-month periods ending in late February 2010.

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