September 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The dispute between Amazon and Hachette – and by extension a growing group of writers campaigning under the banner of Authors United – continues. The latest authors to sign up to protest Amazon’s...

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September 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire TV set-top box and Fire Phone are only the start of its hardware ambitions, judging by a US government document reported on by Reuters yesterday. The...

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September 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon refreshed its line of Fire tablets last night, including a new six-inch model that costs $99 – its cheapest tablet yet. Across its range of Android-based tablets, there are faster processors and...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The Authors United collective of writers has published another open letter about Amazon’s dispute with book publisher Hachette, addressed to Amazon’s board of directors. It claims Amazon’s...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A pair of stories from the world of connected set-top boxes this morning, starting with Amazon’s Fire TV in the US. Spotify is now available for the device, with Amazon having incorporated the streaming...

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Shazam has announced another music service integration for its mobile app, this time on Android. “You can now purchase tracks straight from Google Play and listen to full tracks with Google Play...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

As they announce a new album in November, singing people One Direction made the first track from it available online – but only for 24 hours. ‘Fireproof’ is offered on the band’s website for free...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Game-streaming service Twitch, which is being bought by Amazon for nearly $1bn, now has a peak-time audience that rivals the average prime-time audience of some famous cable networks in the US. At least,...

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August 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The dictionary definition of "gazump" is "to make a higher offer for a house than someone whose offer has already been accepted by the seller, and thus succeed in acquiring the property". Strictly speaking,...

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