February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A decade ago, in the heyday of Symbian and BlackBerry, if you’d said two unannounced smartphone operating systems would be hoovering up 96.3% of the market by 2015, many mobile industry folk would have...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pebble was the company that ignited the smartwatch market back in 2012, when it raised $10.3m on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to make its first e-paper screened device. Yesterday, it returned to the site...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook announced a new milestone yesterday: more than 2m advertisers on the social network, which is up from 1.5m in July 2014. “You’re creating jobs, sharing new ideas and inspiring all of us to...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

It’s no secret that Spotify – and the rightsholders it pays – makes significantly more money from a paying subscriber than it does from a free user. Could that change in time, though? The company’s...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Indian telco Bharti Airtel says its Wynk Music streaming service’s app has been downloaded 5m times in the six months since it launched. That’s been fuelled by a feature in the Indian Google Play store...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music games never went away on console: they just shifted emphasis from plastic instrument peripherals and rock music to motion-tracking cameras and dance/pop. But now the former category could be making...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music sales in Japan fell 4.6% to ¥297.9bn ($2.5bn) in 2014, according to Billboard’s analysis of figures published by industry body the RIAJ. And yes, a drop in physical sales was the cause, in a market...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube launched a standalone app for children yesterday, although YouTube Kids is only available in the US for now. The app is free and ad-supported, serving up a child-friendly selection of channels...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook’s balance between organic page reach and paid ads is a divisive subject: some artists and marketers rail against the idea of having to pay to reach fans who’ve Liked them, while others are...

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