July 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple announced its latest quarterly financials last night, and predictably made a shedload more money: revenues of $37.4bn and a net profit of $7.7bn, up from $35.3bn and $6.9bn respectively in the corresponding...

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July 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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A fascinating link between Google and Spotify emerged last night, with a report by tech site Recode that Spotify has a new board member: a senior figure from Google. Omid Kordestani's official title...

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July 21st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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There’s a lot of news bubbling around about YouTubers this morning, so we’re wrapping three stories into one. They’re not linked, as such, but together they give a picture of some of the more interesting...

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July 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Today, Microsoft announced plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, including 12,500 from the Nokia Devices and Services unit that the company recently acquired. That's around half the staff...

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July 16th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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With the row between YouTube and indie label bodies WIN and Impala still rumbling, WIN is keeping up the pressure on Google's video service with something it's calling The Fair Digital Deals Declaration. What's...

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July 15th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Historically, Shazam built its music business on identifying songs then pointing people to digital music stores to buy them. Over the last couple of years, though, its app has adapted to the world of...

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July 14th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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SoundCloud’s lack of music licensing deals has been a source of growing unrest among some rightsholders over the last couple of years, even if the artists using the platform have seemingly been comfortable...

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July 10th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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What's really happening in the tablet market? Earlier this month, we reported on the latest figures from research firm Gartner, which claimed tablet shipments are on course to overtake PCs and laptops...

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July 8th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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YouTube's dispute with independent labels has gone quiet in recent days, amid reports of Google's video service delaying its planned takedowns of channels from labels that haven't signed up for its new...

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