Mobile Phones To Overtake PCs By 2013

Mobile Phones To Overtake PCs By 2013

Mobile Phones To Overtake PCs By 2013
Mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most-used device to access the Web by 2013, according to a report from research firm Gartner. The use of smartphones and browser-equipped phones will exceed 1.82 billion units in 2013, while the number of PCs in use will reach 1.78 billion units. Additionally, the report predicts Facebook will become a central hub for social network integration and Web socialization by 2012. (1/14)

Ke$ha Sets No. 1 Digital Sales Record
Ke$ha's debut album Animal debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 152,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A total of 76 percent of the album's first-week sales came via digital retailers, the largest weekly digital percentage for a No. 1 album in the chart's history. (1/14)

Columbia Records Appoints New President
Columbia Records has named Ashley Newton as its new president. Newton is formerly the vice president of A&R for RCA Records. In related industry news, RealNetworks founder and CEO Rob Glaser announced his resignation from the company. Glaser will remain on as chariman and Robert Kimball has been named interim CEO while RealNetworks' board of directors seeks to hire a replacement. (1/14)

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