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e-commerce and retailing

Since the first online sales transaction in the US in 1997, commercial transactions over the web have grown dramatically and the global market for e-commerce and online retailing is now worth over $700 bn, based on the most conservative estimates. The three main components of this digital marketplace by size are: business-to-business e-commerce;online retailing; and online sales of travel and financial services. The market size of b-to-b e-commerce is probably an order of magnitude bigger than online sales, but can now only be estimated roughly given its pervasive reach. The online retail and other services markets are more amenable to measurement.

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Online video consumption grows, but pricing and business model challenges still remain

In spite of increasing consumption, the challenge of monetising online video content still remains as evidenced by the experience of YouTube and Hulu. More »

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Content owners cannot rely on Ads to compensate for declining Music revenues

Falling revenue growth and pricing pressures mean that ad-supported business models cannot compensate for declining music revenues. More »

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Changes in Advertising Market will dramatically impact Business Models

Major changes in the advertising market are starting to impact the business models of companies that rely on advertising revenues. Traditional publishers have already borne the brunt of the shift from print to online advertising. New media publishers who initially benefited from the explosive... More »

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Indian IMI Mobile acquires DX3 Digital Music Distributor

Mobile content distributor IMI Mobile, based in Hyderabad in India is buying digital music distributor DX3 of London as a beachhead to push in to the European and non-mobile markets. The UK company distributes music to white-label platforms like that of UK broadcaster ITV. IMI's delivery... More »

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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