March 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Taylor Swift’s withdrawal from Spotify last year hogged plenty of headlines, but her rapidly-growing subscriber totals on YouTube has been more under the radar. Yet it’s well worth following, because...

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March 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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As predicted, Facebook announced plans yesterday to turn its Facebook Messenger app into a bona-fide platform for external developers, while also confirming that the messaging app now has 600 million monthly...

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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Clearly, the number of unofficial ‘turn multiple photos into collage shots for Instagram’ apps triggered some kind of ‘we should really do this ourselves’ switch within Facebook’s photo-sharing...

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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Well, this was inevitable: Twitter is testing videos that start playing automatically when encountered in people’s main feed within its iOS apps. Why inevitable? Because Facebook did it some time ago,...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

More Facebook, although this is looking to the future. Analyst Nomura has published its latest predictions for the social network’s nascent video advertising business, claiming that by 2017 Facebook...

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March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One of the more interesting offshoots from messaging apps is peer-to-peer payments, and Facebook just dived in to the market. “Today we’re adding a new feature in Messenger that gives people a more...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook is opening up more of its big data for brands, with plans to help them dig in to what people are posting about specific topics on the social network. It’s through a deal with a company called...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A blast from the past, here: FriendFeed was a social service that enjoyed a brief flurry of fame – within tech circles, at least – in 2008 and 2009, before being bought by Facebook in August 2009....

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March 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook has warned page admins to expect a “small dip” in their number of Likes over the coming weeks as it cleans up its data. “We’re updating the way Page likes are counted by removing memorialised...

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