Data Show Dramatic Shifts In Mobile Operating System Share Over Time: The latest monthly smartphone and mobile data from comScore show little change. Google’s Android continues to lead the US smartphone market, with 51 percent market share. Apple’s iOS is roughly 10 points behind. Microsoft’s smartphone market share is below three percent, and BlackBerry is at one percent.
YouTube’s Robert Kyncl says digital video will trump TV by 2020: Digital video will overtake television by the end of the decade according to YouTube’s chief business officer Robert Kyncl speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Nielsen: Music Streams Doubled In 2015, Digital Sales Continue To Fall: 2015 was a good year for streaming services, according to Nielsen’s year-end Music report out now. In 2015, on-demand streaming services grew to 317 billion streams – that’s a doubling from 2014, which saw 164.5 billion songs streamed, Nielsen report states.
Insiders say what’s going on inside $11 billion Pinterest – and it’s not all good: Pinterest is a strong contender to go public in 2016, having already been valued at $11 billion after raising $1.3 billion in funding. The visual scrapbook platform should be printing money.
Photo Evidence Shows Facebook Is Building Messenger For Mac: TechCrunch has obtained photographic evidence and an eyewitness report that Facebook has built an as-yet-unreleased Facebook Messenger For Mac desktop app.
Taylor Swift Out of the Woods: Taylor Swift has released the music video for Out of the Woods. Launched on New Year’s Eve, the music video picks up the theme of self discovery after a romantic break up hinted at in the track featured on her 2014 album 1989. The music video shows Swift in a blue dress in a variety of New Zealand’s outdoor locations, including a beach (Bethell’s Beach), a forest, mountains, the sea, fleeing a pack of wolves (CGI), dealing with snow, ice, heat, rain and fire.
Apple’s music streaming subscribers top 10m: Apple has passed 10m subscribers for its music streaming service, taking six months to hit a milestone that took its arch-rival Spotify six years to hit, say people familiar with the matter.