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User-Generated Content No.1 Threat to Media and Entertainment Industry: Accenture Survey

Media and entertainment executives see the growing ability and eagerness of individuals to create their own content as one of the biggest threats to their business, according to a recent Accenture survey. 

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Click Fraud Rate Rises to 14.8% in First Quarter

The pay-per-click (PPC) industry average click fraud rate jumped to 14.8% for 1Q07 from 14.2% in 4Q06, according to Click Forensics. The average click fraud rate was 13.8% for 3Q06, 14.1% for 2Q06, and 13.7% from 1Q06.

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Overheating Worries: China Economy Sizzles with 11.1% Growth in Q1 07

China's economy surged 11.1% in the first quarter, causing the country's Cabinet to declare Thursday it will take steps to keep the economy from overheating, reports AP. It was the highest growth rate since Q2 2006's 11.5% growth, the fastest in a decade.

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Worldwide PC Shipments Hit 62.7 million in Q1 2007, Says Gartner

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 62.7 million units in the first quarter of 2007, a 8.9 percent increase from the same period last year, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. The Asia/Pacific region surpassed the U.S. PC market to take the No. 2 position in terms of shipments for the first time.

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Worldwide IT Leasing and Financing Market to Exceed $100 Billion by 2010: IDC

Worldwide IT leasing and financing market, encompassing leasing or financing IT equipment, software, and IT-related services, exceeded $70 billion worldwide in 2006, and will pass the $100 billion mark by 2010, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 8%, according to IDC. 

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Broadband Internet Access Reaches 77% - Wireless Connectivity To Drive Next Phase 

The number of Internet adults utilizing ‘wired’ broadband connections may be peaking, according to results released from Ipsos Insight’s annual The Face of the Web study. At the end of 2006, it is estimated that 77% of the global online population was utilizing a broadband connection to access the Internet. 

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