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Napster Nazguled the Music Biz, but What the Internet Tooketh Away, the Cloud Giveth Back

Napster Nazguled the Music Biz, but What the Internet Tooketh Away, the Cloud Giveth Back Once upon a time, there was a wonderful land of music, joy, and love. This land was known as “The Music Biz” and it was inhabited by handsome guy troubadours and gorgeous girl chanteuses who every day woke up and warbled beautiful songs into recording devices, which then transferred the tunes onto eldritch playing apparatuses made of tape, plastic and vinyl. If the people who listened to the tape, vinyl, and CDs found it pleasing, they bought large numbers of the musical devices, enriching the

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Research and Development 2017, Executive Summary

Complete Report Available to Softletter Subscribers The Softletter Benchmark 53 are all publicly-held companies and most of our basic business metrics are derived from documents these companies are legally required to provide to investors. (BTW, if you wondering why the report is showing 2015 results in 2017, the answer is that complete fiscal results for 2016 will only be available in the latter half of 2016 because some of our Benchmark 53 companies have fiscal calendars that run from June to June.) We have completely revamped our Benchmark 50, now the Benchmark 53, to reflect the profound changes the software industry

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