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Flits is a livestreaming app focused on music

We’ve been writing regularly about livestreaming video apps, from Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook’s ‘Live’ feature to startups like YouNow, Live.me and Musical.ly’s Live.ly. Flits is  another one for the list,...
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Tootoot: Concerts Powered By Fans

(This is a sponsored feature) Where are your fans? It’s one of the most important questions in the modern music industry. Not just in terms of which social networks they’re following you on, but also the hunt for the...
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Another UK social startup – Yubl – bites the dust

To have one £16m-funded social-app startup in London plunge into administration within months of its launch may be regarded as a misfortune. To have two looks like carelessness on the part of investors, to say the least....
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Shazam targets emerging markets with ‘Lite’ Android app

Shazam has launched a ‘Lite’ version of its Android app, aimed at music fans in emerging markets. The app will launch initially in India, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nigeria and Venezuela, with a footprint of...
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Justin Bieber-backed Shots is now a creative studio

Back in November 2013, a selfie-sharing app called Shots of Me launched touting financial backing from Justin Bieber. After an initial burst of publicity, it quietly built an audience of teenagers under the radar: not a failure...
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OneRepublic to get a Nokia-powered VR music video

Nokia’s mobile business may have been bought then shut down by Microsoft, but the company it left behind remains a going concern in Finland, working on new technologies. Like virtual reality, in fact: its OZO device is...
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Verizon may buy video startup Vessel

There were high hopes of former Hulu boss Jason Kilar’s Vessel startup when it launched as a video app that would encourage people to pay a monthly subscription to watch YouTube-style video content earlier than it was made...
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Twitter says Vine ‘important’ despite executive departures

There is more speculation about the future of Twitter’s video-sharing app Vine, with Recode publishing a list of nine executives that have left the company so far this year.
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Humm Music is a new YouTube-tapping streaming service

“Humm is a free, no ads, music streaming service that combines a catalogue of tens of millions of tracks, a kick-ass recommendation engine and a simple interface to create a free and seamless music experience.”
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Hungama launches Drive in-car streaming app

Indian digital music service Hungama has launched a new spin-off app for in-car use called Hungama Drive. “What drives you? A long drive? Music? Or both? Gear up for Hungama Drive, an app that streams music on your car...
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Nigerian startup Sharebunk to launch music messaging app

We’ve been fairly gloomy about the prospects for music messaging apps, having seen several crash and burn (or, more often, not even get enough speed up to crash).
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DJ-streaming service Chew gets a ‘Broadcaster’ app

Chew launched in 2015, and has been described as ‘Twitch for DJs’, thanks to the way it enables people to stream live video and audio of their sets to the world.