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Horizon highlights – Tech history edition

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Our regular roundup of sci-tech stories from across the Web includes: recent milestones and retrospectives. Let’s kick it off:

Music biz: Digital sales surpass CDs at Atlantic
"Since MP3s first became popular a decade ago, music industry executives have obsessed over this question: when would digital music revenue finally surpass compact disc sales? For Atlantic Records, the label that in years past has delivered artists like Ray Charles, John Coltrane and Led Zeppelin, that time, apparently, is now." (via New York Times)

What goes up: Windows market share dives below 90 percent for first time
"Microsoft Corp.'s Windows OS last month took its biggest market share dive in the past two years, erasing gains made in two of the past three months and sending the operating system's share under 90 percent for the first time, an Internet measurement company reported today." (via Computer World)

E-celebrity: Internet meme timeline
From "Burt is evil" to "Leave Britney alone" to "RickRolls," this interactive timeline walks through many of the online smashes that got more than their fair 15 minutes of fame. (via Dipity)


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