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Driving School Cannock You Driving Guide

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As soon as you become an adult, you get to enjoy the freedom of doing various things. For instance, taking driving lessons seems to be a priority for most individuals.

As soon as you become an adult, you get to enjoy the freedom of doing various things. For instance, taking driving lessons seems to be a priority for most individuals. There are many advantages to getting your driver’s license and this investment is definitely worth it in the long run, for you will no longer depend on others to drive you around England wherever you need. Thus, if money is an issue and you cannot afford to spend too much on your driving lessons, you don’t need to worry anymore as most driving school Cannock services are available at cost effective fees. These schools help people in clearing the practical and theoretical test easily so that they could acquire a driving licence instantly.

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Young generation today dream of owning a car and cruising down the highways; however, the first step towards achieving this dream are driving lessons Cannock, which are mandatory to obtain the driver’s license. Luckily, the availability of cheap driving school Cannock makes it possible for you to learn driving easily without having to burn a hole in your pocket. Nonetheless, keep in mind that it is essential to choose a professional and experienced instructor as he can guide you and prepare you in becoming a responsible driver.

Driving school Cannock services offer a range of courses from the basics to advanced driving courses. Such schools provide the liberty of starting and completing a driving course at our own pace. High techniques of driving are taught in intensive driving courses Cannock. Drivers are taught skills, such as accident avoidance and skid avoidance, among others. These driving courses are quite affordable, thus you do not have to worry about the hefty driving course fees and enjoy your driving lessons.

Today, most of the households own at least a single car. Hence, learning to drive a four wheeler has become a necessity in today’s world. This is the only reason more people are opting for driving lessons to get their driving license within a short span of time. However, you need to make sure that while learning tab on the safety measures. Learn to drive Cannock from a reputed driving school; rest assured you will get the best driving lessons that will provide you with a life time experience.

Getting yourself enrolled in a reputable driving school is very important nowadays as you can see that the cases of accidents are rising very rapidly. One of the main reasons of those rising cases of accidents is the lack of proper knowledge of driving and not having enough information about various traffic rules and regulations. There are many competent driving schools which offer great driving lessons at very affordable rates. You can surely get benefitted from the best driving school Cannock. A good driving instructor will teach you best driving skills. If you learn driving from someone who is professional and well experienced, he will help inculcate good driving habits in you. Qualified instructors provide best training and it’s for sure that the driving lessons you have learnt will keep you safe. So get yourself trained and enjoy driving with passion.

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Sava Tires: Novi letnji pneumatici

Beograd (PRObjave) Sava Tires, jedno od vodećih preduzeća za proizvodnju automobilskih guma u Srednjoj Evropi, predstavlja gumu Sava intensa suv – novi letnji pneumatik visokih performansi za savremena vozila za aktivnosti u slobodnom vremenu (SUV) kao što su Volkswagen Touareg, Kia Sorento, Mercedes ML, Volvo XC 90, … i Sava intensa uhp – novi letnji pneumatik vrhunskih performansi koji nudi odličnu vodljivost i na suvoj i na mokroj podlozi i istovremeno štedljivim vozačima snažnih sportskih automobila omogućava manju potrošnju goriva.

Sava intensa suv ima široko centralno rebro, čvrste blokove na spoljašnjem ramenu i široku gazeću površinu koja obezbeđuje ravnomernu distribuciju pritiska na podlogu. Navedene karakteristike pneumatika omogućavaju odličnu vodljivost na suvoj podlozi, precizno upravljanje i visoke performanse pri vožnji u krivini. Ovaj pneumatik ima visoke performanse i na mokrim putevima. Široki uzdužni kanali gazećeg sloja efikasno odvode vodu, što povećava otpornost pneumatika na akvaplaning. Pneumatik Sava intensa suv smanjuje potrošnju goriva jer ima vrlo mali otpor kotrljanja. Usavršen raspored raznih vrsta blokova i kanala u gazećem sloju pneumatika omogućava ravnomerno habanje, zato sa njim možete da pređete više kilometara. Pneumatik je raspoloživ u sedam ključnih dimenzija.

Sava intensa uhp nudi vozačima vrlo dobru vodljivost na suvim putevima. Širokim centralnim rebrom, čvrstim blokovima na spoljašnjem ramenu i širokom površinom naleganja koja obezbeđuje ravnomernu distribuciju pritiska na podlogu, Sava intensa uhp omogućava precizno upravljanje i sigurno vođenje u krivini. Karakteristika novog pneumatika Sava intensa uhp je tehnologija smeše gazećeg sloja sa punom silikom koja znatno povećava prianjanje pneumatika na mokru podlogu. Osim toga, široki uzdužni kanali obezbeđuju efikasno raspršivanje vode, što dodatno poboljšava prianjanje pneumatika pri vožnji po kiši. Ovaj pneumatik dostupan je u širokoj paleti od 28 dimenzija.

Sava Tires: Novi letnji pneumatici

Beograd (PRObjave) Sava Tires, jedno od vodećih preduzeća za proizvodnju automobilskih guma u Srednjoj Evropi, predstavlja gumu Sava intensa suv – novi letnji pneumatik visokih performansi za savremena vozila za aktivnosti u slobodnom vremenu (SUV) kao što su Volkswagen Touareg, Kia Sorento, Mercedes ML, Volvo XC 90, … i Sava intensa uhp – novi letnji pneumatik vrhunskih performansi koji nudi odličnu vodljivost i na suvoj i na mokroj podlozi i istovremeno štedljivim vozačima snažnih sportskih automobila omogućava manju potrošnju goriva.

Sava intensa suv ima široko centralno rebro, čvrste blokove na spoljašnjem ramenu i široku gazeću površinu koja obezbeđuje ravnomernu distribuciju pritiska na podlogu. Navedene karakteristike pneumatika omogućavaju odličnu vodljivost na suvoj podlozi, precizno upravljanje i visoke performanse pri vožnji u krivini. Ovaj pneumatik ima visoke performanse i na mokrim putevima. Široki uzdužni kanali gazećeg sloja efikasno odvode vodu, što povećava otpornost pneumatika na akvaplaning. Pneumatik Sava intensa suv smanjuje potrošnju goriva jer ima vrlo mali otpor kotrljanja. Usavršen raspored raznih vrsta blokova i kanala u gazećem sloju pneumatika omogućava ravnomerno habanje, zato sa njim možete da pređete više kilometara. Pneumatik je raspoloživ u sedam ključnih dimenzija.

Sava intensa uhp nudi vozačima vrlo dobru vodljivost na suvim putevima. Širokim centralnim rebrom, čvrstim blokovima na spoljašnjem ramenu i širokom površinom naleganja koja obezbeđuje ravnomernu distribuciju pritiska na podlogu, Sava intensa uhp omogućava precizno upravljanje i sigurno vođenje u krivini. Karakteristika novog pneumatika Sava intensa uhp je tehnologija smeše gazećeg sloja sa punom silikom koja znatno povećava prianjanje pneumatika na mokru podlogu. Osim toga, široki uzdužni kanali obezbeđuju efikasno raspršivanje vode, što dodatno poboljšava prianjanje pneumatika pri vožnji po kiši. Ovaj pneumatik dostupan je u širokoj paleti od 28 dimenzija.

Dinero del club brasileño Corinthians puede ser de la mafia

13 de abril de 2005

São Paulo, Brasil — El dinero que está por recibir el popular club de fútbol Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, de Brasil, que proviene de la asociación con la empresa MSI, pertenece a la mafia rusa. La asociación fue creada para ser utilizada en lavado de dinero. Esas son las conclusiones de los fiscales de justicia del Ministerio Público de São Paulo, según declaraciones emitidas por ellos el jueves, 14 de abril, por la tarde.

El fiscal de justicia Roberto Oporto dijo:”Estamos combatiendo la mafia rusa, ellos tienen experiencia en lo que están haciendo.”

Existe sospecha de que el presidente de la empresa MSI en Brasil, el iraní Kia Joorabchian, esté envuelto con el ruso Boris Berezovsky y Badri Patarkatsishvili, de Georgia, que ya fueron condenados en Rusia por crímenes graves de fraude y corrupción.

MSI es la empresa que va a financiar las contrataciones de futbolistas del equipo del Corinthians. Una de las últimas contrataciones hechas para el club fue del argentino Carlos Tevez, del Boca Juniors, que fue la más cara contratación hecha por un club brasileño en los últimos tiempos.

Según los fiscales, el informe de la investigación será enviado al Ministerio Público Federal para que sean tomadas las acciones necesarias.

Kia Joorabchian de la MSI dijo: “Ellos usaron varias informaciones ya conocidas y sólo hablaron del Boris Berezovski, no probaron nada contra mí ni contra la MSI”

Masturbation Techniques For The Jaded Feel Great Again In 4 Easy Steps

Submitted by: J Dugan

If modern research can be trusted, the average guy has engaged in his own private playtime about 2,000 times by the time he reaches the ripe old age of 18, making him a veritable master of the craft. On the other hand, during most of these sessions, the average guy has likely been in a hurry, furiously yanking away and desperately hoping no one will interrupt. The act might be successful in the moment, but in time, it can also become a little tedious; and truth be told, after years of practicing the same old routine, it just might not feel as thrilling as it once did.

The good news is that following a few choice steps can allow men to really experience joy at their fingertips, and while it might never replace the sensations available through intimacy with a partner, it might be more fun than anything a man hoped to experience during his furtive youth. Proper penis care can also ensure that the tool isn’t abraded by the frequent beating it’s bound to get due to renewed interest in an old hobby. Read on to find out more.

Pull Together the Tools of the Trade

Most masturbation sessions are spur-of-the-moment affairs that take place when a man has a few moments of free and private time. Experiencing sheer bliss, on the other hand, means doing a bit of planning. This means:

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Dim lighting

Plenty of lubrication

Soft music

Just as a man might set the stage in order to seduce and wow a partner, he should do the same for his own pleasure sessions. Getting the mood right might take a few moments, but it can really put the brain in the pleasure zone.

Work Up to It

Latching on and never letting go is great for a quickie, but longer sessions might require a bit of preparation. Soft strokes on the chest and belly, or even the tops of the legs, can set the nerve endings tingling, and they might be waiting to see what happens next.

When the urge just can’t be ignored, the movements should be slow and sensual, and they should stop right before the peak occurs. The goal is to walk up the mountaintop to pleasure and then walk down again, and repeat that journey at least twice. This builds up tension, and it makes the coming release all the more pleasurable.

Varying stroke speed, hand placement and pressure applied can switch up the sensations the penis can experience, and these alterations can also make men more aware of their own pleasure zones.

Get the Whole Body Involved

Incorporating hip movements, while keeping the hands stationary, can activate entirely different nerve endings, and it can remind the body of the motions that are typically in play during partnered sex. Adding these moves to the last stage of the masturbation process can really take the climax to the next level, and it can be a bit of a workout for the muscles of the hips, legs and back. Standing up or otherwise shifting position might be required, but the change in pose is well worth the pleasure it can bring.

Work in a Cool-Down Period

The fun doesn’t need to stop abruptly when a climax takes place. In fact, sensitivity rates tend to soar when the peak of pleasure has passed. Continuing with gentle touches, moving from the penis to neighboring areas, can help to extend the sensation.

When breathing rates have returned to normal, a cool bath can help to reward hardworking skin, and when a penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) follows the bath, the skin can really heal. Products like this have softening ingredients that can smooth skin roughened by heavy play, while the vitamins and minerals in these products can nourish nerve cells. The combination of emollients and vitamins can produce skin that’s responsive to a touch that’s as light as a feather, making future self-play sessions all the more rewarding.

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Spelbound declared winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010 

An acrobatic group known by the name of Spelbound has been declared as the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2010, a televised variety talent show competition broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom. As the winning act of the show, Spelbound have won £100,000 (US$144,580, €120,313, A$175,079) and a place at The Royal Variety Performance, an annual gala evening that is attended by senior members of the British Royal Family.

In no particular order, the top three acts were revealed to be two dancers known by their stage name of Twist and Pulse, gymnastic group Spelbound and Kieran Gaffney, whose act involves playing on the drum kit. After Kieran Gaffney was revealed to be in third place, Anthony McPartlin, who hosts Britain’s Got Talent with Declan Donnelly, said to Kieran: “Well done Kieran. Kieran, you’re a star, you came back, you got all the way to the final. I know you’ve loved this. You’ve loved this, haven’t you?” In response to this, Kieran Gaffney stated: “Thank you very much. Thank you, everyone for supporting me. Thank you.”

Shortly afterwards, on the episode that was broadcast live on ITV1 on Saturday, Anthony announced: “After tens of thousands of auditons, five semi-finals and an amazing final, this…this is it. One of you is about to walk away with £100,000 and a place at this year’s Royal Variety Performance. The winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2010 is…Spelbound!” Glen Murphy from Twist and Pulse commented about finishing in second place, stating: “Yeah, it’s amazing. I can’t even believe it. I can’t believe it at all.”

Alex Uttley, a 24-year-old member of Spelbound, commented on the gymnastic group’s victory, commenting: “Oh, my god. This is unbelieveable. We just want to say thank you to everyone out there. It just shows that all our hard work has paid off.” One of the coaches of Spelbound, named Neil Griffiths, stated about Spelbound: “Oh, they’ve worked so hard over the last few weeks. Um, since the semi-final, we…we really had to pull out the stops to try and up the game. They’ve not known they’ve worked in the gym from six in the morning till twelve…twelve o’clock of the night. I couldn’t have asked for more. Um, it’s a team of coaches. I don’t take all the credit myself. There’s, uh, two people up there that know who they are who’ve been fantastic.”

Spelbound consists of 24-year-old Alex Uttley, Nicholas Illingworth, aged 24, Adam Buckingham, aged 21, 20-year-old Adam McAssey, 19-year-old Douglas Fordyce, 18-year-old Edward Upcott, 18-year-old Leighanne Cowler, 17-year-old Katie Axten, 17-year-old Lauren Kemp, 15-year-old Jonathan Stranks, Abigail Ralph, aged 15, 13-year-old Hollianne Wood and Amy Mackenzie, aged 12. Bookmakers had previously predicted that Spelbound would be the most likely act to become the winner of the series.

The running order for the final started with Twist and Pulse. The second act to perform was Liam McNally, a 14-year-old singer. The running order subsequently continued with 40-year-old impressionist Paul Burling, singer Christopher Stone, aged 28, Tina & Chandi, a woman and dog dancing act, Connected, a five-piece singing group, Kieran Gaffney, aged 12, 22-year-old Tobias Mead, a dancer, 80-year-old singer Janey Cutler and Spelbound in that particular order.

Earlier on in the final, Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has stated to Spelbound: “We are hosting the 2012 Olympics and I think ‘what a brilliant opening act’.” Fellow judge Piers Morgan also commented that “[t]he purpose of this show is to identify hidden great British talent. You are that act.” After Spelbound won in the final, another judge, named Simon Cowell, stated that “the right boys and girls won on the night” and that he could “only say on live TV that that was one of the most astonishing things I have ever seen. Seriously.”

2000s in the music industry

In the first decade of the 21st century, the rise of computers as the primary means to record, distribute, store, and play music caused widespread economic changes in the music industry, fundamentally changing the relationships between artists, record companies, promoters, retail music stores, the technology industry, and consumers. The rise of digital music consumption options contributed to a few fundamental changes in consumption. First the decline of album sales. With the A la carte sales models increasing in popularity, consumers no longer download entire albums but rather choose single songs.

The initial stage (from approximately 1998 to 2001) of the digital music revolution was the emergence of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks that allowed the free exchange of music files (such as Kazaa and Napster). By 2001, the cost of hard drive space had dropped to a level that allowed pocket-sized computers to store large libraries of music. The iPod and iTunes system for music storage and playback became immensely popular, and many consumers began to transfer their physical recording media (such as CDs) onto computer hard drives. The iTunes Music Store offered legal downloads beginning in 2003, and competitors soon followed, offering a variety of online music services, such as internet radio. Digital music distribution was aided by the widespread acceptance of broadband in the middle of the decade.[1] At the same time, recording software (such as Avid’s Pro Tools) began to be used almost exclusively to make records, rendering expensive multitrack tape machines (such as the 1967 Studer) almost obsolete.

The chief economic impact of these changes was a dramatic decline in revenues from recorded music. In the 21st century, consumers spent far less money on recorded music than they had in 1990s, in all formats. Total revenues for CDs, vinyl, cassettes and digital downloads in the U.S. dropped from a high of $14.6 billion in 1999 to $9 billion in 2008.

The popularity of internet music distribution has increased and by 2007 more units were sold over the internet than in any other form.[2] However, as The Economist reported, “paid digital downloads grew rapidly, but did not begin to make up for the loss of revenue from CDs.”[3] The 2000s period stands in stark contrast from the “CD boom” of 1984-1995, when profit margins averaged above 30% and industry executives were notorious for their high profile, even frivolous spending.[4]

The major record labels consistently failed to heed warnings or to support any measures that embraced the change in technology.[4] In the early years of the decade, the industry fought illegal file sharing, successfully shutting down Napster in 2001 and threatening thousands of individuals with legal action. This failed to slow the decline in revenue and was a public relations disaster.[4] Some academic studies have even suggested that downloads were not the true cause of the decline.[5]

The turmoil in the industry changed the balance of power among all the various players. The major music-only stores such as Tower Records (which once wielded considerable influence in the industry) went bankrupt, replaced by box stores (such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy). Recording artists began to rely primarily on live performances and merchandise for their income, which in turn made them more dependent on music promoters such as Live Nation (which dominates tour promotion and owns a large number of music venues.)[6] In order to benefit from all of an artist’s income streams, record companies began to rely on the “360 deal”, a new business relationship pioneered by Robbie Williams and EMI in 2007.[7] At the other extreme, record companies also used simple manufacturing and distribution deals, which gives a higher percentage to the artist, but does not cover the expense of marketing and promotion. Many newer artists no longer see any kind of “record deal” as an integral part of their business plan at all. Inexpensive recording hardware and software made it possible to create high quality music in a bedroom and distribute it over the internet to a worldwide audience.[8] This, in turn, caused problems for recording studios, record producers and audio engineers: the Los Angeles Times reported that, by 2009, as many as half of the recording facilities in that city had failed.[9] Consumers benefited enormously from the ease with which music can be shared from computer to computer, whether over the internet or by the exchange of physical CDs. This has given consumers unparalleled choice in music consumption and has opened up performers to niche markets to which they previously had little access.[10] According to a Nielsen and Billboard report, in 2012 digital music sales topped the physical sale of music.[11]

Napster was an online music file sharing service created by Shawn Fanning while he was attending Northeastern University in Boston and operating between June 1999 and July 2001.[20] Its technology allowed people to easily copy and distribute MP3 files among each other, bypassing the established market for such songs and thus leading to the music industry’s accusations of massive copyright violations.

The first peer-to-peer case was A&M Records v. Napster, 239 F.3d 1004 (9th Cir. 2001). The court found that Napster was contributory liable for the copyright infringement of its end-users because it “knowingly encourages and assists the infringement of plaintiffs’ copyrights.”[21] Although the original service was shut down by court order, it paved the way for larger decentralized peer-to-peer file-distribution programs such as Kazaa, Morpheus, Grokster, iMesh, and Limewire, which have been much harder to control because they practice more technically and legally creative approaches.[10]

A number of studies have found that file sharing has a negative impact on record sales. Examples of such studies include three papers published in the April 2006 issue of the Journal of Law and Economics (Liebowitz, Rob and Waldfogel, Zentner).[22] Alejandro Zentner notes in another paper published in 2005,[23] that music sales have globally dropped from approximately $38 billion in 1999 to $32 billion in 2003, and that this downward trend coincides with the advent of Napster in June 1999. Using aggregate data Stan J. Liebowitz argues in a series of papers (2005, 2012) that file sharing had a significant negative impact on record sales.

In March 2007 the Wall Street Journal found that CD sales have dropped 20 percent in one year, which the Wall Street Journal interpreted as the latest sign of the shift in the way people acquire their music. BigChampagne LLC has reported that around one billion songs a month are being traded on illegal file-sharing networks. As a result of this decline in CD sales, a significant amount of record stores are going out of business and “…making it harder for consumers to find and purchase older titles in stores.”[24] On 19 December 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported the following:[25]

After years of suing thousands of people for allegedly stealing music via the Internet, the recording industry is set to drop its legal assault as it searches for more effective ways to combat online music piracy.The decision represents an abrupt shift of strategy for the industry, which has opened legal proceedings against about 35,000 people since 2003. Critics say the legal offensive ultimately did little to stem the tide of illegally downloaded music. And it created a public-relations disaster for the industry, whose lawsuits targeted, among others, several single mothers, a dead person and a 13-year-old girl. Instead, the Recording Industry Association of America said it plans to try an approach that relies on the cooperation of Internet-service providers.

With the explosion of formats and the creation of legitimate digital content, the IFPI observed that three main business models have risen to dominance. They are a-la-carte, subscription service, and advertisement-based.[26]

A-la-carte is a service that sells individual songs, typically for $0.99 and now $1.29. They are known to consumers as “Download Stores”. The leading provider is iTunes Store (Apple Inc.), who surpassed Wal-Mart to become the US’s largest music retailer in April 2008.[27] Sector leaders include:

Many hundreds more stores operate worldwide, often prominent only in particular countries or specialist genres. A third kind of operator never retails directly to the public, instead offering branded whitelabel stores and portals for organisations including bricks-and-mortar music stores, mobile telephony operators and ISPs.[28][29]

Some services which initially only offered streaming of tracks now also offer a-la-carte downloads, either through third parties (e.g. Spotify) or fully integrated (Deezer, Juno Digital, Rhapsody etc.).

In 2009 Rolling Stone reported a price war between iTunes and Amazon MP3. Bill Carr, vice president of digital media for Amazon.com mentioned the following of digital music “one of the great benefits of the digital business versus the CD business is that we can experiment with price changes for an hour, a day or however long we like, with no impact on inventory”.[30]

A subscription service offers the consumer unlimited downloads for a monthly fee. This approach, according to the Open Music Model, is theorized to maximize revenues in the long run. The sector leader is Napster,[26] which costs $12.95/month and offers 6 million downloads and now offers a $5 a month program.[31] Napster’s net revenue for the quarter ending on 30 June 2008 was $30.3 million.[32] Sector leaders include:

Advertisement-based services offer music free of charge to the consumer, while funding is derived from advertisement. The model is widespread as seen by the success of AOL Music, Yahoo! Music and YouTube (multimedia provider). Many of these services are internet radio stations, as they offer continuous streaming music, while others are not continuously streaming. Many of these services offer multimedia or additional services. For example, MySpace(owned by Fox Interactive Media) offers social-networking as its flagship service. comScore reports the top 10 in internet radio viewership in the United States:

Other sector players:

See also List of Internet radio stations

YouTube (owned by Google Inc.) is the premier site for finding music videos for both independent bands and mainstream bands that have released their music on CD or digitally, while also being useful for finding rare songs.[33] YouTube is a multimedia provider, so it is difficult to say how much entertainment it has provided to music consumers, however it did provide about one-third of all 11 billion online video views in the US in the month of April 2008.[34]

The site is also testing three new landing pages dedicated to the popular categories of news, movies, and music. Each page will be populated with the most popular content on the site related to that category.[35] Some have even hailed YouTube as being the “digital successor to MTV”[36] as they seem to be positioning themselves in that manner. Currently, they have mixed relations with labels as evidenced by their icy relationship with Warner Music Group[37] but more optimistic relationship with Universal Music.[38]

MySpace (owned by Fox Interactive Media) is also a key player and Rolling Stone reports that it hosts more than 70 million users monthly and that “visitors to the site can hear both Bob Dylan’s or The White Stripes’ entire catalogue”. Unlike many services, MySpace has been successful in making copyright deals with the RIAA’s “Big Four”, which is Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, Universal Music and EMI,[39] in September 2008. In January 2009, MySpace made partnerships with the following independent labels: Nettwerk, INgrooves, Iris Distribution, RoyaltyShare, and Wind-up Entertainment.[40] In March 2009, CNET News reported that there are more than 5 million bands with music on the streaming-and-discovery music service, and more than 100 million playlists have been created.[41]

Pandora Internet Radio is distinctive from both YouTube and MySpace in that it offers consumers continuously streaming media rather than non-continuous music, which makes it highly similar to terrestrial radio or television. However, it can be contrasted with radio in that it offers music recommendation. YouTube is similar to Pandora in that it also offers recommendation, but is distinct in that content is user-generated.

A new type of service that has also become popular is sites that allow consumers to pay what they wish or pay by advertising on social networking sites. Sites like Noisetrade.com and comeandlive.com are examples of sites that sponsor artists and allow users to download music in exchange for advertising for the artist. Music is essentially free to users essentially costing only the time it takes to post information about the artist downloaded on Facebook, Twitter, or email. Another example was the release of the most recent Radiohead album In Rainbows in which users could download the album and name their own price. The idea of pay what you want music consumption is new, but catching on with users and growing.

This trend has broader implications in the use of formats. It has been a trend in music,[42] television, movies,[43] and print.[44] The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reported data on the music industry’s sales by format over the ten-year period from 1998 until 2007. The data in the table below is from the 2007 report.

Format Market share

Note: These figures represent data collected only from RIAA member labels, which constitutes only a portion of total online music exchanged.

Statistical analysis suggests the large-scale change in distribution:

In 2008, physical album sales fell 20 percent to 362.6 million from 450.5 million, while digital album sales rose 32 percent to a record 65.8 million units.[45]

The advent of digital media has led to the sudden creation of many new music formats available to the average consumer. In 2003 there were less than 10 formats available, but by 2007 there were over 100. Today a single artist release can be packaged in multiple formats including video downloads, ringtones or mobile full tracks. As the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) notes:

Five years ago music distribution formats were numbered in single figures – today, they number in the hundreds…In the digital era, record companies are licensing music across a multitude of platforms, in scores of different formats and with hundreds of different partners.[26]

Rise of MP3 players, which are consumer electronics devices that stores, organizes and plays audio files. Some DAPs (digital audio players) are also referred to as portable media players as they have image-viewing and/or video-playing support. The first mass-produced DAP was created in 1997 by SaeHan Information Systems, which domestically sold its “MPMan” player in the middle of 1998.[46] In October 2001, Apple Computer (now known as Apple Inc.) unveiled the first generation iPod, the 5 GB hard drive based DAP with a 1.8″ Toshiba drive. With the development of a minimalistic user interface and a smaller form factor, the iPod was initially notable within users of the Macintosh community. In July 2002, Apple introduced the second generation update to the iPod. It was compatible with Windows computers through Musicmatch Jukebox (now known as Y!Music Musicmatch Jukebox). The iPod series, which grew to include microdrive and flash-based players, has become the market leader in DAPs.

The 21st century saw the birth of 3G enabled mobile phones, which enables network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency.

The key advantage of 3G enabled phones over MP3 players is their greater web integration. This enables users to readily access a far larger quantity of songs than MP3 player users can. For an MP3 player, songs must be stored before the user leaves their computer, but with 3G enabled phones the device is not separated from the source. It is projected that revenue from mobile media and entertainment (MME) services in the US will more than double during the next five years.[47]

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Dramatic Changes In Web Development

Dramatic Changes in Web Development

by

Sri Ram

The wonder invention of the century, The Internet has drastically mutated the life of humans and their industry. Since the web space is infinite, the basic framework of utilization and accessing this sea of global space was carefully designed. And standard protocols were set up to put various types of content on this enormous space. Starting with just text, today the internet supports high quality forms of content such as HD videos, photos, sound and graphics.

The unlimited scope of the cyber world invited hundreds of thousands of web development companies into business, and today the competition is ever growing. Like any other industry the web developers have clearly understood that change is constant . And the changes they are facing today are actually challenges !

Milestones

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- Tim Berners-Lee published the first website in August 1991 and was the first to combine Internet communication with hypertext. Early versions of HTML were very basic, only giving a website s basic structure (headings and paragraphs), and the ability to link using hypertext. This was the beginning platform for web development.

Today there are so many advanced resources than the HTML.

- It was a huge leap when the web pages attained the ability to become dynamic pages from the previous state of just being static. Websites became interactive and people dropped jaws at this possibility. .NET, Java etc. was the most popular web developing languages in this period.

- Php (pre-processor hypertext) since the beginning of this open source programming everyone started to use php widely for web development. This opened the gate for the flourishing of CMS such as Joomla, WordPress etc. This milestone in web development arena proved to be highly advantageous for small scale and freelancer developers. Php developers are growing in number day by day as the demand grows. Php has even developed the interactive web design today.

- The statistics saw great raises in the number of web development companies in this decade and it even raised when business trends such as Clone Scripts evolved. Recently I felt very inspired when I read a news article about the web development company Contus Support interactive (the maker of the famous HD FLV Player and Groupclone) which has been excelling with laudable results in short time.

- Framework? A framework could be defined as a a set of functions within a system and how they interrelate or the layers of an operating system or the layers of an application subsystem or how communication should be standardized at some level of a network and so forth. A framework is generally more comprehensive than a protocol and more prescriptive than a structure.

- Other current trends: Unlike before readymade CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and readymade ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) are being provided. With the entering of web 2.0 now more new developments will take place and shoot challenges to the participants of the cyber world.

Sriram (a) Ram has more than 10 years of experience in IT Outsourcing Industry such as Software Development, Tech Support,

web development company

Transition and IT infrastructure services. Started career as a Software Engineer in late 1990s.

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