July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The funding numbers behind Pinterest are eye-boggling: it raised $100m in October 2012, $200m in February 2013, then another $225m in October. And now it has announced another $200m round. In total, Pinterest...

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July 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google announced its latest financial results yesterday, for the second quarter of 2014. The company’s revenues rose 22% year-on-year to $16bn, while its net profit rose 5.9% to $3.4bn. Alongside...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile analytics firm App Annie has published its latest quarterly report into the mobile apps market, identifying strong growth in app downloads for Android through the Google Play store, but noting that...

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July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm eMarketer has published some new numbers on the growth of the global advertising market, including digital. It sees brands spending $545.4bn on ‘paid media’ this year, up 5.7%...

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July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Bop.fm is one of a clutch of startups trying to help people build and share playlists between the various streaming music services – see also Whyd and Songdrop. Now the company has some more money to...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Shock news: there’s still money in mobile gaming. Lots of it. King, which makes Candy Crush Saga and other games, reported its first-quarter financials yesterday: $606.7m of revenues and $127.2m...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

UK-based multi-channel network (MCN) Base79 is familiar to the music industry, partly through its deal to run the channel of Ministry of Sound – one of the first of its kind when it launched in 2009...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, that’s not strictly true: music is mentioned a single time in the body of Amazon’s announcement of its latest quarterly financials: a note that last quarter Amazon’s Indian website...

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June 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The first quarter of 2014 was another big one for Google financially, although the company missed analyst projections for its revenues and profit. What figures, though: Google posted revenues of $15.4bn...

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