Most web sharing is done through copy-and-paste. Nearly half of mobile ad clicks are fraud or mistakes. It's easy to overlook these facts about how the average person uses technology. But that would be a big mistake.
It doesn't happen too often, but once in a blue moon a hideous chart contains such a novel conceit that we have to post it. For example: This phenomenal little animated gif of music industry sales over the last 30 years.
The series of pie charts shows the sales of various music formats: Thus, you can see cassettes begin devouring the LP, and then CDs devouring cassettes, and then, of course, downloadable MP3s decimating CD sales:
What to do with CDs in the age of Spotify, iPods, and the collective realization that CD sound totally sucks? You could throw them in the rubbish bin or you could do what Elise Morin and Clémence Eliard have done and turn them into a massive, undulating art installation that shows off CDs’ best (and arguably only) asset: They sure are shiny!
Apple's new MacBook Airs and Mac Mini desktop machines have one less hole than they used to: A CD-DVD slot. Apple thinks the spinning optical drive is done. And soon the rest of the computing world will follow.
Digital music players have quickly transformed CDs into relics of a bygone era. But while downloading music has a lower carbon footprint than buying CDs, all those ditched compact discs generate a whole lot of waste. Enter the CDSea, an attempt to turn discarded CDs into a breathtaking work of art.
Abandon hope, all ye traditional journalists who enter here: AOL has plans to be the "world's largest producer of high-quality content" and is hiring "hundreds" more content-generators to fill up its 17 new "super networks" of content.
It's safe to say the music industry is in a transition period, but one thing that's not going anywhere? iTunes.
iTunes has quickly taken hold of a good portion of the entire music industry: it accounts for 25% of all music units sold in the U.S., digitial or otherwise, up from 21% in 2008, according to NPD Group.