Why Apple Acquiring Primephonic Could be a Turning Point for Classical Music (And a Smart Move from Apple)
Apple surprised many by announcing that it has purchased Primephonic, one of the leading classical music streaming services. This acquisition could be a true milestone for classical music in the digital era.
The Beginning of the End for Vertically Integrated Photo Players?
The announcement this week of the sale of The Photobox Group’s UK printing facility in London to The Precision Proco Group follows the floating of Moonpig/Greetz in January 2021, both of which have reduced the count of The Photobox Group’s printing facilities. At a time when newer, app-based resellers continue to grow in the Photo Output markets in Western Europe, this begs the question: “Are we s ...
Headphones were the Most Purchased Tech Product during Lockdown
Headphones stood out as the top tech product purchased during lockdown, with nearly a third of respondents indicating that they spent more than they usually would pre-pandemic. That’s according to a new Audio Tech Lifestyles survey from Futuresource Consulting, carried out with consumers across the USA, UK, Germany, Japan and China.
Global Wearables Market Achieves 35% Volume Growth
The global wearables market continues to thrive, sidestepping any negative fallout generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and achieving 35% volume growth in 2020. That’s according to a newly-released market report from Futuresource Consulting. “2020 has been another milestone year for wearables,” says Stephen Mears, Market Analyst, Futuresource Consulting. “Widespread lockdowns, enforced social dista ...