Trends in Multimedia E-Commerce. Furht, B., editor In Encyclopedia of Multimedia, pages 874–875. Springer US, 2008. 00000
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DefinitionTrends in multimedia e-commerce will always be a function of market factors and the cultural landscape. As such, several surprising and lucrative trends have dominated land-line and wireless multimedia e-commerce in recent times.Ringtone E-CommerceRingtones are the sounds that are activated on cell phone when incoming calls arrive. In early cell phones tones were limited to a small set of just nine. Today's cell phone have the capability to play monophonic (a single voice), polyphonic, and sampled (e.g. clips of actual recordings) ringtones. Initially a sort of “geek sub-culture” activity, ringtone e-commerce broke-out in 2003 as service providers and third party communications providers established e-commerce sites for ringtone download. Some experts estimate that consumers put down near \$2 billion worldwide in that year alone for tones [1]. Ringtone e-commerce revenue generally gets split between many business entities. Some of these entities ar ...
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	title = {Trends in {Multimedia} {E}-{Commerce}},
	copyright = {©2008 Springer-Verlag},
	isbn = {978-0-387-74724-8 978-0-387-78414-4},
	url = {http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-0-387-78414-4_231},
	abstract = {DefinitionTrends in multimedia e-commerce will always be a function of market factors and the cultural landscape. As such, several surprising and lucrative trends have dominated land-line and wireless multimedia e-commerce in recent times.Ringtone E-CommerceRingtones are the sounds that are activated on cell phone when incoming calls arrive. In early cell phones tones were limited to a small set of just nine. Today's cell phone have the capability to play monophonic (a single voice), polyphonic, and sampled (e.g. clips of actual recordings) ringtones. Initially a sort of “geek sub-culture” activity, ringtone e-commerce broke-out in 2003 as service providers and third party communications providers established e-commerce sites for ringtone download. Some experts estimate that consumers put down near \$2 billion worldwide in that year alone for tones [1]. Ringtone e-commerce revenue generally gets split between many business entities. Some of these entities ar ...},
	language = {en},
	urldate = {2016-05-03},
	booktitle = {Encyclopedia of {Multimedia}},
	publisher = {Springer US},
	editor = {Furht, Borko},
	year = {2008},
	note = {00000},
	pages = {874--875}
}
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