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July 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

You’ll have hopefully seen our alert yesterday about Spotify’s latest milestones: 10m paying subscribers and 40m active users. CEO Daniel Ek gave a sprinkling of interviews alongside the announcement,...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Repeat after us: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” It’s the now-familiar response from Apple when quizzed about small...

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July 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

One more barrier to Apple buying Beats Electronics has been removed, with news yesterday that the European Commission has approved the proposed $3bn acquisition. “The Commission concluded that the combination...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

After endless online analysis of Apple’s $3.2bn deal to buy Beats, it still hasn’t actually been announced. Still, there’s more speculation to plug the news gap, including from the late Apple boss...

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July 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, at least we have something else to gossip about besides Apple buying Beats now. Twitter may be buying SoundCloud, although for now the story is equally speculative: Recode’s scoop includes lashings...

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July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple hasn’t acquired Beats Electronics and Beats Music yet, but there’s already a related lawsuit. Back in 2012, Beats bought streaming music service Mog to use as the base for what eventually became...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

iPhone app Gig Sq. is the latest live music discovery app, initially focused on London in the UK. People can use it to see who’s playing near their current location, as well as browsing featured gigs...

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July 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple announced its latest quarterly financials last night, and predictably made a shedload more money: revenues of $37.4bn and a net profit of $7.7bn, up from $35.3bn and $6.9bn respectively in the corresponding...

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July 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Kanye West jetted into Cannes for its Lions advertising fest yesterday, and left an audience with his views on why Apple bought Beats Electronics. The key, he thinks, is Samsung’s partnership with...

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