January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The rash of social music discovery apps that we saw in 2013 and early 2014 has died down somewhat, with little evidence so far that there’s a big audience for these startups – let alone a sustainable...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

For years, alt-rock band They Might Be Giants had a thing called Dial-A-Song where fans could call a phone line to hear new songs, played from an answer machine. Now it’s back, but with a webby twist....

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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 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

What better time to publish a financial filing revealing a whopping great funding round than New Year’s Eve? That’s what messaging app Snapchat did, for a round totalling $485.6m that reportedly values...

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December 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The latest high-profile artist app is for Frank Sinatra, to celebrate what would have been his centennial year. A joint venture between Universal Music and the singer’s estate, it’s being billed as...

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December 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Microsoft has announced several new third-party apps available for its Xbox One console, including Pandora and Vevo. The latter’s app is live in 14 countries, offering its now familiar connected-TV service...

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December 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The App Store is festooned with micro-video sharing apps, all following far in the wake of Vine and Instagram. But lyrics firm MusiXmatch at least has an original spin for its new app Clip: it gets people...

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December 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter caused a minor kerfuffle last month when it emerged that its mobile app was tracking other apps installed by users. Now it’s explained what that means for advertisers, with the launch of “tailored...

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December 20th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Bop.fm is one of the startups trying to build bridges between the various streaming music services, helping people share links with friends that automatically play tracks from whatever services they have...

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