The NPD Group on Tuesday issued what at first appears to be a pair of contradictory facts:
Apple (AAPL) now controls the largest share of the music business, its iTunes Store accounting for 25% of unit sales in the first half of 2009, up from 14% in 2007.
Compact discs are still the most popular format for paid music, accounting for 65% of unit sales.
How can this be? The trick is that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 18, 2009 2:50 PM ET
We're getting an unusually sharp divergence of expert opinion on how well the iPod is likely to do this holiday season.
The conventional wisdom -- reflected in Arik Hesseldahl's "Apple's iPod Problem" in Businessweek -- is that everybody who wants an iPod already has one, and doesn't see much reason to upgrade, especially with the economy in the dumps. "As a result," he wrote, "some analysts believe this will be the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 3, 2008 12:41 PM ET
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