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AirPods, iPhone 11 Sales Propel Apple’s Quarterly Earnings to All-Time High of $91.8 Billion

Apple’s high-selling AirPods (photo: Antonio Scalogna) During the first quarter of Apple’s fiscal year, which ended on December 28th, 2019, revenues jumped nine percent from the same period in 2018, to an all-time high of $91.8 billion.  Additionally, Apple’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) came in at $4.99, a 19-percent hike from the first quarter […]

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Grammys Ratings Hit a 12-Year Low, Sinking Another 6 Percent from 2019

The 62nd Annual Grammys TV ratings dipped to 12-year low, skirting 2008 viewership levels. The Grammys telecast garnered slightly lower ratings than last year’s show. On the bright side, the Grammys telecast still managed to outperform the competition, according to Nielsen’s overnight numbers. But these aren’t encouraging stats: Nielsen noted that 18.69 million viewers tuned […]

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Impala Speaks Out Against the UK’s Unwillingness to Enforce EU Copyright Directive

Impala, a leading advocate of independent record labels in Europe, is speaking out against the United Kingdom’s decision to not enforce the European Union’s controversial Copyright Directive. In a statement, Impala said that the Copyright Directive “brings clear benefits” and that all, including “creators, citizens, and of course start-ups,” have something to gain from the […]

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Lady Gaga Tweets Stolen Images to Criticize Her Music Pirates ⁠— ShutterStock Responds

Photo Credit: Justin Higuchi / CC by 2.0 Lady Gaga caused an uproar on social media when she tweeted ‘pirated’ stock photos. The singer used the images to criticize fans who listened to her leaked song early. The singer’s newest song, “Stupid Love” leaked on the internet and soon went viral. While Twitter worked hard […]