January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Wondering why there has been no free ‘Single of the Week’ download on Apple’s iTunes store this year? So have other customers, with a discussion thread on the Apple website leading to this claim...

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January 21st, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple has bought the London startup behind music analytics service Musicmetric, judging by documents filed with Companies House in the UK earlier this month. The amount that it paid for the company is...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Neil Young’s PonoMusic launched its high-def music downloads store earlier this month, as its first device went on general sale. But its biggest catch, artist-wise, may be yet to come: the Beatles. Hollywood...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple published some figures on the performance of its App Store in 2014 yesterday, including the headline stat that it paid out $10bn to developers of iOS apps last year. The company said that billings...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

2015 must be underway: the smartphone market-share analysts are back at work. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has published its first figures of the year, examining the market share for sales of new smartphones...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple-owned Beats Electronics and its co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dre Dre are facing a new lawsuit this week, from one of the company’s early partners. Technology firm Monster collaborated with Beats...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google has sold millions of its Chromecast dongles, which help people stream media to their televisions, controlled from their mobile devices. Now it’s launching a related technology called Google Cast...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One of our trends to watch in 2015 is the continued growth of Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Huawei, which are huge in their home market but which also have strong global ambitions. Here are...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

U2 frontman Bono has been giving his views on Apple and Spotify again, in a blog post to mark the new year. He likes them both still. “That Apple remains a music company is the best news for any one...

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