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iTunes May Be Soon Be Worth More To Apple Than Macs

on Wednesday, Feb. 13th

Apparently Apple made more money from iTunes and accessories sales alone than all other companies made from phone sales during the most recent quarter.

In a new analysis of Apple revenue by the always reliable Asymco website, author Horace Dediu also notes that iTunes may be worth more to Apple than its Mac business within the current year. “iTunes+Accessories combined is a bigger business in terms of revenues than any of the other phone vendors except Samsung. iTunes is now Apple’s fourth largest business, having overtaken the iPod in revenues two years ago. iTunes growth relative to the Mac means that it could become the third largest business during this year,” Dediu said.

What Dediu fails to comment on is the emergence and continued growth of the commercial music streaming service Spotify and it’s possible shakeup of the digital music industry.

Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, but for now, with Samsung being the only outlier,  this study proves Apple’s current dominance over, well, everybody.

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Tribeca’s Storyscapes Returns For An Epic Second Year

The Tribeca Film Festival leapt into the vanguard of transmedia art last year with the inaugural edition of Storyscapes, an event led by TriBeCa’s Director of Digital Initiatives Ingrid Kopp.

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Simple Machine Announces Micro-Festival Grants

We’ve been keeping up with Simple Machine, the independent film curation tool for festival and art house programmers, since running across their booth at South By Southwest last year.

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Transmedia Beat: Bernie Su’s “Emma Approved” Monetization Secrets

Disclosure: I’m one of the organizers of Transmedia LA, so take any excessive positivity with a grain of salt.

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First Ever Crappy Awards Target SF’s Tech Industry

Inspired by the sly tradition of the Razzie Awards, which commemorate the worst of Hollywood, San Francisco fair housing advocates are kicking off “The Crappy Awards” tonight in the city’s art’s district.

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Image Disruptor: Flag Looks To Upend Photo Printing Through The Magic of Free

Flag, a photo printing start-up that is holding a barnstorming 14-day Kickstarter campaign right now, turned up on my radar this week thanks to John Gruber’s Daring Fireball.

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