January 30th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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It's a good day if you like streaming music surprises: Jay Z is buying Aspiro, the Scandinavian company behind streaming services WiMP and Tidal. Project Panther, a company owned by the rapper's S. Carter...

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January 30th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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It’s quite the week for financial results: Apple on Tuesday, Facebook on Wednesday, and now Google, Amazon and Alibaba on Thursday to help take the current pulse of online advertising and commerce. Here’s...

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January 29th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Sony’s decision to can its Music Unlimited streaming service in favour of an exclusive deal with Spotify is a feather in the cap for the latter company, but their big challenge remains proving that games...

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January 28th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Even by its own standards, Apple’s latest quarterly financials are startling. In the final three months of 2014, the company generated $74.6bn of revenues and posted a profit of $18bn – the most profitable...

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January 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Messaging app Snapchat has launched its new entertainment section, Discover, as predicted. But don't, whatever you do, describe it as social media. The new section will offer content (including videos)...

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January 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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You’d be forgiven for wondering whether there was much left to announce, so comprehensively have Snapchat’s plans to add media to its messaging app been covered in recent months. Still, ‘Discover’...

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January 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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For all the talk about streaming / downloads cannibalisation, one of the biggest factors in overall growth for the recorded music industry remains physical sales – from countries like Germany where CD...

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January 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Did you think the rows over YouTube contracts and indie musicians would end once the company struck a deal with licensing agency Merlin? Think again. Independent musician Zoe Keating has gone public...

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January 23rd, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

For a deeper dive into some of the themes influencing Silicon Valley investors this year, spend some time reading the “16 Things” series of blog posts by VC firm Andreessen Horowitz. It lays out...

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