In some ways, Sweden is the chilly laboratory of the global music industry. The local hero, Spotify, took over the country already at the end of 2011 as the cool animation by Digital Music News demonstrates. In 2009, streaming music was just 7% of music sales in Sweden. In 2013. streaming had exploded to 70% of the entire music industry sales. As the streaming revolution took off, something curious happened in Sweden: National music sales started growing robustly again, from $150 million in 2012 to nearly $170 million in 2013.
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Google is making another foray into the living room with the Chromecast, a small $35 dongle that allows users to stream videos from a phone or tablet to their TV using Chrome. Essentially, it turns every TV into a smart TV, but it lets you control it through whatever device you’re on rather than providing a new interface.
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The Nokia 1020 is the newest flagship Windows phone that was released yesterday. This phone is made to be an upgrade of the Nokia 808 that ran Symbian and a new version of the 920 that runs Windows. There really isn’t anything different from this smartphone that’s not on the Lumia 920 from Nokia but its camera, new camera grip, and the camera app.
The new Nokia Pro Camera is an update to the normal stock camera. The 41-megapixel camera that is added to this phone makes it a lot more powerful than the 808 PrueView camera and the 920’s stock camera. With the six-lens Carl Zeiss optics hardware gives it another profession camera look, it has a 3x zoom feature, autofocus feature, and a dual-flash feature.
Nokia’s Lumia 1020 also as a Xenon flash (the same as the Lumia 928) with a smaller LED flash. It also captures HD 1080p video.
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