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Global app downloads topped 175 billion in 2017, revenue surpassed $86 billion

Global app downloads topped 175 billion and consumer spending exceeded $86 billion in 2017, thanks to growth in emerging markets including China, India, Brazil and Russia, according to a new report fr

eMusic’s new owners believe they can convince users to start buying songs again

Take a moment to consider all that has transpired in your life and the world since the last time you logged into eMusic. For me, it’s been roughly five years, I think, and among a few other slightly

Offline content gets a boost in the new version of Chrome for Android

Google rolled out a “Downloads” feature in its mobile web browser Chrome for Android in December that allows you to save web pages, music and videos for offline access. Today, the company

App stores saw record revenue and downloads in Q1 2017

Mobile applications saw a record number of downloads and revenue in the first quarter of the year, according to a new report from app store analytics firm App Annie out this morning. Across both iOS a

Showtime makes its entire library available for offline viewing on mobile devices

Showtime will now allow subscribers to download its programming for offline viewing on mobile devices – following similar moves by Netflix and Amazon. The network says its entire library will be

Netflix brings offline viewing to Windows 10 PCs and tablets

Netflix added support for offline viewing on iOS and Android late last year, and today it's bringing the same feature to Windows 10, with the exception of Windows 10 mobile devices. Arriving now in th

Spotify, Netflix, LINE, Pandora & HBO NOW top the list of 2016’s biggest apps by revenue

According to a new year-end report from Sensor Tower detailing the top apps of 2016, streaming services dominated when it came to which apps, outside of games, pulled in the most revenue over the pa

China Poised To Overtake U.S. & Japan In iOS Revenue Within The Next Year

Apple’s lead over Google when it comes to revenue generated by the companies’ respective mobile application markets, the App Store and Google Play, has been cemented, according to a new r

Music Download Site eMusic Gets Acquired Again, This Time By Israeli Media Startup TriPlay

Yet more consolidation afoot in the world of digital music, and a new chapter for eMusic, one of the very first sites that let you download music in the form of MP3 files. The company has been acqui

Rakuten’s Wuaki.tv Beats Netflix To Offline Downloads, Starting First With Mobile Devices

While Netflix has remained firm in its stance against offline downloads of its streaming video catalog, one of its competitors in Europe has jumped ahead of it with its own offering. Wuaki.tv, the o

In Europe, Spotify Royalties Overtake iTunes Earnings By 13%

Spotify may be smarting from the removal of Taylor Swift’s music catalogue from its platform, and Taylor Swift may not care, since she is riding a sales blockbuster in the form of her new albu

Groove Playlist Generation App Tops 85,000 Downloads In One Day After Going Free

Groove is a Canadian-made mobile app that's tearing up the charts, reaching a top 1o spot in over 30 countries, and climbing to number 1 in the Canadian app store over other music apps including Rdio

Merlin: iTunes Remains Biggest Digital Destination; Spotify + Amazon 2nd And 3rd; Streaming Still Just An Opening Act

On the heels of Google wading into the music streaming waters with its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/05/15/google-play-music-all-access/">Google Play Music All Access</a> service, with a $

The App Store’s 50B Downloads Vs. Google Play’s 48B: Android Closes The Gap

Apple had a bit of a head start when it came to mobile software sales, since it launched its App Store earlier than the Android Market (which would later become what we call Google Play today). But th

Report: Market For Paid Apps Hits $8B In 2012, While Average Revenue Per App Drops 27%

The mobile app economy continued to show impressive growth in 2012, with Apple's App Store maintaining its course, while its rival, Google Play, was able to make some significant gains. <a href="https

Holiday Week 2012 Sees New iOS And Android Device Activations Rise To 50M Total, A 150% Increase

App analytics platform Flurry has released its annual look at how many new mobile devices came online during the holiday season, and the results show a dramatic change from the situation a year ago. O

Jim Gaffigan Releases His Own, All-New Special, Cutting Out The Media Middleman

America's favorite funnyboy [citation needed], Jim Gaffigan, has just released his new special, <a HREF="http://jimgaffigan.com/purchase/mr-universe">Mr. Universe, in download and streaming formats</a

iPhone App Downloads Drop In July, Incentivized Install Crackdown To Blame (Thank?)

Marketing technology company Fiksu has released <a href="http://www.fiksu.com/resources/fiksu-indexes">new data</a> that shows a downward trend in mobile application installations on iPhone. The incre

Peter Moore: Yeah, disc-based games will go the way of the [insert extinct animal here]

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/discssss.jpg" />Looks like EA finally understands what we've been talking about for a while now: that, in just a few year's time, we'll l

How to use RSS to automatically download anything from Usenet

It’s the tree of life, and for no particular reason, either. As a corollary to Biggs’ “cable companies are doomed” article from earlier today, I thought I’d demonstrate how easy
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