Day: February 4, 2016

Wii beats iPhone with biggest ever launch buzz

Wii beats iPhone with biggest ever launch buzz The iPhone launch generated a lot of buzz, but fell far short of the record held by the Nintendo Wii, which launched in November 2006 and generated more than twice the online discussion for the month following its launch than the iPhone. According to an evaluation of the launch of Apple’s iPhone, there was a strong increase in consumer buzz for July, following the frenzy of the pre-launch hype. This online discussion increased in the month that followed, despite a 27 per cent decline in mainstream media coverage for July (broadcast,...

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RIAA sued under Mob laws

RIAA sued under Mob laws The Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA’s) litigation against file-sharers has met resistance once again. Michele Scimeca is one of hundreds of people accused of copyright infringement by the music industry body; and she’s fighting back. Scimeca is countersuing in the courts – and she’s shooting from the hip. The RIAA stands accused of extortion and racketeering under US gang laws. She says that by suing file sharers and then offering to settle instead, the RIAA is violating the law. CNet reports the litigant’s lawyer, who calls the RIAA approach a “scare tactic” that...

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