Category Archives: Tipping points

The Future of the Music Industry in Numbers. Digital Tipping Point in 2014?

“Like a popular rocker who burns out, only to try to stage a comeback a decade later, the     sickly music industry will probably never regain its previous vigour. But even modest        growth is welcome news for the industry.” Source: The … Continue reading

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The PC Era Launched

Today in 1981, IBM announced the IBM Personal Computer, model 5150. The PC featured a 4.77MHz Intel 8088 CPU containing 29,000 transistors, 16KB RAM (64KB standard, expandable to 256KB), 40KB ROM, one or two Tandon brand 5.25-inch floppy drives (160KB capacity), a mono … Continue reading

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Tipping Point for Internet Video vs. TV

According to Ypulse (via eMarketer), among high school and college students between the ages of 18 to 30, 70% reported watching Internet-streamed TV in a typical week, while 66% watched programs on a regular TV set. In contrast, among those … Continue reading

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Digital Tipping Point: Analog Vs. Online Movie Views/Transcations

eMarketer: This year, for the first time, US consumers will pay more for online movies than they will for DVDs and Blu-ray discs. IHS Screen Digest, a media-focused research and consulting company, projects online video views and transactions in 2012 … Continue reading

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“There You Have Electronic Television”

Today in 1927, Philo T. Farnsworth, 21, succeeded in transmitting the image of a line through purely electronic means with a device he called an “image dissector.”

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Tipping Point for the Internet of Things and Connected Cows

In 2008, the number of things connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on Earth. This according to a Cisco Infographic on the Internet of Things today and tomorrow. One Internet of Things start-up it mentions is Sparked, … Continue reading

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Digital Tipping Point: Online Advertising vs. Newspaper Advertising

In 2010, online advertising ($26B) in the United States surpassed for the first time newspaper advertising ($22.8B). Source: PwC/IAB

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