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2008-01-25 11:49:42

While record companies' revenue from digital music sales rose 40 percent to $2.9 billion over the past year, the growth is still failing to cover losses from the collapse of international CD sales. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI, told AP that the increase in legitimate music sales did not come close to offsetting the billions of dollars being lost to music piracy, with illegal downloads outnumbering the number of tracks sold by a factor of 20-to-1. The...

2005-07-04 03:11:19

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - BoA sings. She dances. She is the faceused to sell Japanese cars and South Korean mobile phones. While ties between Seoul and Tokyo drift further apart, shebridges the gap between the neighbors and racks up huge recordsales in both countries. BoA is a South Korean pop star who goes by a single namethat is as well known in Tokyo -- where she has been atop-selling artist since breaking into the music world fiveyears ago at just 13 -- as it is in Seoul....

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.