While Spotify is theoretically a great discovery platform (through apps, friends' playlists and an instant way of checking out recommendations), listeners are far more likely to be grazing than appraising, and may not go on to form a real connection with the musician.
The internet is in crisis. Wikipedia closed their doors to visitors last Wednesday, in protest at SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and in an almost perfectly-timed, plot-twist-shocker, the US Authorities pulled the plug on file-sharing hub MegaUpload.
If 2011 was the year that the world became completely besotted by viral videos, then 2012 will be the year where original content hosted by online video sites broke through to challenge the waning dominance of the television media and its network overlords.
Unlimited streamed TV and film for £5 a month will land in the UK after Christmas, as Netflix hits our shores. Available
With online video being as popular as it is whilst the DVD market dwindles and only a minute portion of films breaking big
The problem for many consumers in buying movies online has been the storage aspect. The DVD being perfect for moving around at your leisure but for many, downloading a film means storing it on a single device.
These televisions are televisions with Internet access, which enables you to use the TV as a portal for all manner of online services. Surf the Web, share email or access any supported video-on-demand service, including YouTube. And much more...