July 31st, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Facebook now reaches 1.49bn regular users globally – which is estimated to be half of the entire online population. In the last quarter, the number of regular users on the social network grew by 13%....

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July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Sony Music has signed a goodwill agreement with VKontakte, the social network that everyone is apparently legally obliged to refer to as “the Russian Facebook”, as it looks to become a proper, licensed...

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July 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A new forecast by eMarketer says that Instagram will grow its mobile ad revenue from $595m this year to $2.81bn. To put that in context, that will be equal to 10% of parent company Facebook’s total global...

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July 25th, 2015 by Eamonn Forde

Data from the BPI and the Official Charts Company show that there are now over 500m streams of music tracks a week in the UK – or close to 1bn if YouTube data was added in. This is almost double the...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Part of Facebook’s expansion of its video business is the company’s desire for YouTube stars to experiment with native video uploads on the social network. But as the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday,...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook continues to build out its features for people publishing native videos to the social network. Yesterday saw improved video-uploading tools, including the ability to set videos as “secret”...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Deezer has become the latest company to work with IFTTT (If This Then That) – the startup that connects online services to work better together via “recipes” created by users. Which can sound a bit...

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July 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Everyone in the tech industry has an opinion: it’s just that many of them don’t agree. As the industry waits for Apple’s next financial results to see if the company will divulge sales figures (estimates...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’ve seen several spikes in hype around the idea of social commerce: people buying products (music, tickets and artist merch included) through social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The hype has...

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