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Streaming services accounted for nearly 80% of all music revenue in 2019

Streaming music services’ share of total music revenues is bigger than ever. According to a year-end report from the RIAA, revenues from streaming services grew nearly 20% in 2019 to $8.8 billion, accounting for 79.5% of all recorded music revenues. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://ift.tt/2HXJCwp

NYC is suing T-Mobile for allegedly selling used phones as new and using other shady tactics

According to the city, T-Mobile and its subsidiary Metro, as well as other authorized dealers, “preyed on consumers” through several tactics. After a year-long investigation, the city says it obtained evidence that, in at least 21 instances, T-Mobile and Metro sold used phones to consumers who paid for new ones and regularly overcharged customers. – Colin Lecher, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2UFyKc3

YouTube back on Fire TV as Prime Video comes to Chromecast, Android TV

Effective immediately, the deal between the two firms will see the Prime Video app be available for streaming to Chromecast, Chromecast built-in devices, and Android TV devices while the official YouTube app for Amazon Fire TV is launching on Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube and Fire TV Stick Basic Edition. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/32hJ2T9

5 products you should buy on Cyber Monday instead of Black Friday

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Game console bundles: While Black Friday is certainly offering its share of great deals on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 bundles, [Kyle James,Wise Bread] notes that retailers GameStop, Target, Costco, and Walmart all offered even deeper discounts on console bundles on Cyber Monday last year. – Brad Reed,BGR

Amazon didn’t break law by banning sales of Google, Apple streaming players

photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images, MarketWatch

Amazon’s new strategy likely falls in the “unwise but not illegal” category. Consumers can — and likely will — make their displeasure known through market behavior, without the need for a regulator to help Amazon get the message. […] although Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, its exclusion of Chromecast and Apple TV from its virtual shelves leaves consumers with many alternative channels for purchase. Interested consumers could purchase the products from other online retailers, brick-and-mortar retailers such as Best Buy, and, in the case of Apple, the company’s own Apple Stores. – Daniel Lyons, MarketWatch

Amazon Just Banned the Sale of Google Chromecast and Apple TV

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Today, Amazon absolutely scorched Google and Apple Inc. by banning the two companies’ streaming TV products from its marketplace. Amazon says it’s “to avoid customer confusion.” Third party sellers just received an email from Amazon with orders to clear out their Google Chromecast and Apple TV inventories by October 29. […] It’s kind of amazing, when you think about it. If Apple and Google don’t want to play nice and support Prime video, then Amazon doesn’t want to play nice and carry their stupid products. Amazon even made a point to say that Roku, Xbox, and PlayStation products wouldn’t be affected by the ban—presumably because they do play nice. – Adam Clark Estes, Gizmodo