Streaming accounts for 75 percent of music industry revenue in the US The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released music industry revenue statistics for the first half of 2018 in the US, and on average, revenue growth has slowed. While overall revenue was up 10 percent compared toRead More →


Google Home Mini was the top selling smart speaker in Q2 Alexa had better watch out: Google, not Amazon, had the bestselling smart speaker worldwide in Q2 of 2018. The Google Home Mini had a 20 percent market share during that quarter, selling 2.3 million units. It was followed closelyRead More →

Evernote cuts staff as user growth stalls Note-taking app Evernote has fallen on hard times of late, culminating in its latest spate of job cuts impacting 15 percent of its workforce (54 employees). CEO Chris O’ Neil — an ex-Googler who took the reins in 2015 — announced the firingsRead More →

Eelgrass wasting disease has new enemies: Drones and artificial intelligence Every year, the world loses an estimated 7 percent of its seagrasses. While the reasons are manifold, one culprit has long confounded scientists: eelgrass wasting disease. This September a team of biologists is zeroing in on the problem, in theRead More →

Pokémon Go’s top players can nominate PokéStops in Brazil and Korea Hot off its 35 percent active player boost this summer, Pokémon Go aims to keep the momentum going with a new PokéStop nominations beta. “Coming soon” for level 40 trainers in Brazil and Korea (excluding kids), with plans forRead More →

Climate change may drive 10 percent of amphibian species in the Atlantic Rainforest to extinction Climate conditions forecast for 2050 and 2070 will be potentially lethal to species less adapted to climate variation, according to Brazilian researchers. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} Top Environment News — ScienceDaily TopRead More →

Apple’s new iPhone hardware will have more renewable materials Earlier this year, Apple announced that it is now globally powered by 100 percent renewable energy. At the iPhone event earlier today, the company reiterated its commitment to the environment and announced that even the materials to make its latest h…Read More →

‘Pokémon Go’ saw a 35 percent growth this summer Pokémon Go remains one of the most recognizable mobile games around, but it definitely experienced periods of user decline over the past couple of years after it took the world by storm. While not everyone who used to play the gameRead More →

Sony vows to use 100 percent renewable electricity by 2040 Sony is the latest tech giant pledging to power its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable energy. All of its 111 global business sites — which produce everything from games consoles and semiconductors to Hollywood blockbusters — will go g…Read More →

Special antibodies could lead to HIV vaccine Around one percent of people infected with HIV produce antibodies that block most strains of the virus. These broadly acting antibodies provide the key to developing an effective vaccine against HIV. Researchers have now shown that the genome of the HI virus isRead More →

Cover the U.S. In 89 percent trees, or go solar Researchers found that using bio-sequestration to capture carbon produced by US coal-fired plants even after carbon capture and storage would require using 62 percent of the nation’s arable land for that process, or 89 percent of all US land withRead More →

Marijuana use continues to grow among baby boomers Marijuana use is becoming more prevalent among middle-aged and older adults, with 9 percent of adults aged 50-64 and nearly 3 percent of adults 65 and older reporting marijuana use in the past year, according to a new study. Continue reading .Read More →

Bitcoin Price Update: BTC Erases Recent Gains, Drops Three Percent in Minutes as Cryptocurrency Market Suffers … Bitcoin Price Update: BTC Erases Recent Gains, Drops Three Percent in Minutes as Cryptocurrency Market Suffers …  Ethereum World News (blog) Apex will soon custody cryptocurrency assets  InvestmentNews Bitcoin price crash: Cryptocurrency market in mysteriousRead More →

Wind turbines: How much power can they provide? Wind turbines could cover 40 percent of the current electricity consumption in Germany. Continue reading . . . {authorlink} Top Environment News — ScienceDaily Top stories featured on ScienceDaily’s Plants & Animals, Earth & Climate, and Fossils & Ruins sections. More →

China clamps down on cryptocurrency speculation, but not blockchain development China clamps down on cryptocurrency speculation, but not blockchain development  CNBC Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology Recruitment up by 50 Percent in Asia  Ethereum World News (blog) Asia Sees 50% Uptick in Blockchain, Cryptocurrency Jobs  Bitcoinist Full coverage Continue reading . . . {authorlink}Read More →