October 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook reported its latest quarterly financials yesterday, showing impressive growth in revenues and net profits. But the company still saw its share price slide 9% on investor fears of slowing user...

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October 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a fascinating piece in the New York Times this week about Facebook’s possible plans to host stories for news publishers and split the ad revenues with them, based on a “listening tour”...

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October 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook alternative Ello had one of the shortest journeys from hype to backlash in recent tech memory, but that hasn’t put investors off the company. Yesterday, it announced a $5.5m funding round, while...

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October 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Despite rumours that Facebook was working on an anonymous chat app, the results – a new app launched yesterday called Rooms – are actually quite different. It’s less about anonymity, and more a mobile...

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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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