August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon’s latest apps move is very interesting: a hub for apps that are “actually free” including their in-app purchases, with Amazon paying developers for every minute of usage instead. It’s called...

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August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The world of smartphones is an increasingly mature market, and research firm IDC is predicting a slowdown in growth accordingly. It claims that global growth in smartphone shipments will slow from 27.5%...

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August 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

app-stores

Apple’s App Store generated $1.7bn in transactions during July this year – a stat that got a bit lost when Apple’s services boss Eddy Cue announced it, due to being paired with his announcement of...

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August 24th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

android-briefing

Android started life as a mobile startup, snapped up by Google in July 2005 to form the base for its push into the smartphones market. The first Android device was released in the autumn of 2008, and...

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August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm Gartner has published its analysis for smartphone sales to end users in the second quarter of this year, reporting that while they grew 13.5% year-on-year to 330m units, that’s the slowest...

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August 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google is significantly expanding its Android one affordable-smartphones initiative in Africa, taking the program to Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Egypt, and Morocco. Google is working with smartphone...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

American Express has launched a standalone mobile app for its Unstaged music initiative. Released as a free download for iOS and Android devices, the app provides streams of concerts by the likes of Arcade...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

American telco Comcast will reportedly launch a rival to YouTube in the coming weeks, with Business Insider claiming the new platform is likely to be called Watchable. Its report focuses on non-music partners,...

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August 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has published its latest smartphone sales stats, calculating the market share of the various platforms in countries around the world. Its figures for sales (note, actual sales,...

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