October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The Foo Fighters are the latest artist to livestream a gig on Facebook, but their partner comes from the broadcasting world: HBO. The band’s Chicago gig will be streamed on Facebook on 17 October, as...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s been a lot of hype – in tech circles at least – around anonymous sharing apps like Secret and Whisper over the last year. Now it seems Facebook may be joining the party. The New York...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

American musician Rosanne Cash has criticised Spotify and streaming music before, but last week she elaborated on her views in a series of Facebook posts. “‘Download’ and ‘stream’...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, Facebook trailed plans for a mobile Like button, which developers would be able to use within their iOS and Android apps. The idea: people playing games could Like that game or its developer’s...

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October 6th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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There hasn't always been a music angle to the rise of messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and WeChat, but the massive audiences and expanding features of these services has been an important...

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September 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

No, Ello isn’t a Facebook for British people. It’s a social network that’s hoping to provide an ad-free alternative to Facebook, the latest in a line of such alternatives that include...

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September 22nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Research firm eMarketer has published its latest analysis of Facebook, comparing time spent on the social network in the US with its digital advertising market share. It yields some interesting stats....

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September 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Interesting news from the Wall Street Journal, which claims Facebook has been in talks with some of YouTube’s top multi-channel networks to bring their content to the social network. The report suggests...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

That is equal to 50% of the online population of the continent – with 80% of them accessing the social network on mobile. “We know that a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work when it comes to building...

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