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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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

2015 is shaping up as the year of an expensive battle for exclusives between streaming music services, with Apple likely to be waving the biggest wallet of all. On 28 December, the New York Post claimed...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In a smartphone industry that’s sometimes been fixated by the battle between Apple and Samsung, the rise of Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi may have come as a surprise to some. However, this year as it has...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Ministry of Sound chief executive Lohan Presencer has published an “alternative Christmas message to the music industry” as an opinion piece for the Guardian. It pulls few punches, from describing...

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December 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple has avoided the prospect of a $1bn+ fine in the long-anticipated iTunes DRM lawsuit. The jury in the case decided yesterday that Apple’s iTunes 7.0 update from 2006 was a “genuine product improvement”...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Does Taylor Swift like iTunes? Of course she does. In an interview to celebrate being named Billboard Woman of the Year, she talks about how she discovers music. “I buy it on iTunes. Things I see...

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