January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook had talks over being one of the investors in Chinese device-maker Xiaomi’s recent $1.1bn funding round, according to Reuters, which suggests that a deal didn’t happen due to “political and...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

2015 is going to be an important year for Twitter, and not just because of persistent rumours that the company’s CEO Dick Costolo could be on his way out. The Wall Street Journal published new details...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A tipping point of sorts for Spotify? 52% of the streaming service’s listening now happens on mobile devices: 42% on mobile phones and 10% on tablets, compared to 45% in its desktop application and 3%...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We wrote about Facebook’s plans to double down on native video in 2015 earlier in the week, but Twitter is also preparing its own push. Recode reports that the company’s new video product could go...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We’re only a few days in to 2015, and already Facebook native video is looking like one of the most interesting trends of the year, certainly for music marketing. Now the social network has published...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Excitement in Vine-land earlier this month, as it seemed that Beyoncé had launched an official account on Twitter’s video-sharing service. Swiftly verified and tweet-welcomed by Vine execs, the account...

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January 12th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

You can set your watch by the now-quarterly chatter about whether Facebook users – particularly teenagers – are fleeing to whatever social app is the buzz of the moment. Yet it’s rare to find a large-scale,...

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January 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The growth of native video on Facebook was one of 2014’s more interesting trends bubbling away, even if it wasn’t until the end of the year that people started talking about rocketing views for videos...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Justin Bieber lost 3.5m Instagram followers last Thursday. No, not because of some spectacularly ill-advised photograph of him kicking a kitten. Bieber was the most high-profile sufferer of Instagram’s...

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