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.
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.
Whether it's at the convention center, in a bar or shouted over music at a loud gig, business gets done everywhere you can find it at South by Southwest. Several executives shared their favorite places and methods to find people and conduct business.