Nielsen: 54% of all US music is now streamed, surpassing all formats for the first time; on demand audio hit 400B streams in 2017, up from 252B in 2016 (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

January 5, 2018

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Nielsen: 54% of all US music is now streamed, surpassing all formats for the first time; on demand audio hit 400B streams in 2017, up from 252B in 2016  —  U.S. album sales declined in 2017 as streaming continues to grow, according to Nielsen’s year-end music report released this week. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Spectre and Meltdown Attacks Against Microprocessors

The security of pretty much every computer on the planet has just gotten a lot worse, and the only real solution — which of course is not a solution — is to throw them all away and buy new ones. On Wednesday, researchers just announced a series of major security vulnerabilities in the microprocessors at the heart of the world’s computers for the past 15-20 years. They’ve been named Spectre…

January 5, 2018
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Carrier digitalization slowing NVO’s Asia import share gain

Service contracting and booking cargo have always been a cumbersome manual process involving the extensive exchange of paperwork between carriers and their customers. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) grew their share of US imports from Asia by only 0.4 percent in the first three quarters of 2017, down… Source: http://www.joc.com

January 5, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: Who benefits from the abolishment of net neutrality?

Stephen Hawking once said, “We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.” The world wide web has taken over the epicenter of our existence. It has been a tool that influences the way we think, speak, and act. While its power is undeniable, the Internet is now being placed under scrutiny by the United States government for this known fact. In a bid to…

January 5, 2018
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