July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s nothing like a reported $3.2bn acquisition to drum up a lawsuit. Or two. Fresh from learning that Mog founder David Hyman is suing Beats for $20m, now another face from the company’s...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

“Interest: yes. Acquisition offer: no,” was German news site Der Spiegel’s verdict on the rumours that Twitter was about to buy SoundCloud that emerged earlier this week. It claimed that...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s dispute with book publisher Hachette has been rumbling for a couple of months now, with the latter complaining that Amazon has axed pre-orders and discounts for its catalogue as a bullyboy tactic...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A couple of articles written by app developers this week have highlighted growing unrest about the size of the market for paid (as opposed to freemium) apps. Jared Sinclair has provided a “candid look”...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We first wrote about Guvera and its plans to launch an ad-supported music, films and TV shows service in 2009 (Bulletin, 19-Nov-09) and have since followed the Australian company’s launch in its homeland...

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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The BBC’s Radio 1 is planning to launch a ‘visual’ space on its parent corporation’s iPlayer service later this year, and controller Ben Cooper has been explaining why and how in a blog post. “Over...

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July 30th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Anyone suggesting that Spotify’s lack of profitability will be a barrier to any IPO should take a look at Twitter’s latest financial results: the social network’s net losses grew from $42.2m in the...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Repeat after us: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” It’s the now-familiar response from Apple when quizzed about small...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There are no surprises at the top of the latest monthly YouTube chart, with gaming channel PewDiePie’s 351.1m views making it the most popular in the world in June. Shakira held on to second place with...

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