March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Social service Pinterest has raised another $367m of funding, taking it over the $1bn raised so far mark. And the company is looking to raise even more: its current round could reach $578m by the time...

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March 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In February 2013, messaging app Snapchat was valued at $70m. Just over two years on, that valuation has soared to $15bn – quite possibly more than the valuation of Universal Music and Warner Music added...

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February 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Transparency is a big deal for Kobalt: a key part of the music publishing firm’s pitch to songwriters is its promise to not just track and collect more digital royalties for them, but to ensure they...

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February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember when Snapchat raised $485m of funding in December valuing the messaging app at $10bn? If your jaw dropped then, it may be hitting the floor again this morning: Snapchat is reportedly looking for...

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January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Plex hasn’t really been on our radar so far, being a ‘media centre’ app that helps people organise and play their collections of digital media on various devices. But having raised $10m of funding...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In a smartphone industry that’s sometimes been fixated by the battle between Apple and Samsung, the rise of Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi may have come as a surprise to some. However, this year as it has...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It may be less than a year since SoundCloud took $60m in new funding, but according to the Wall Street Journal, it may be returning to VCs for an even bigger round. In fact, it suggests SoundCloud is in...

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December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Taxi-app firm Uber signed a deal with Spotify last month, but it also faced a damaging scandal around its willingness to investigate critics in the media, including accessing their private data. Not that...

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December 3rd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Connected audio firm Sonos has raised $130m of new funding, according to an SEC filing first reported on by TechCrunch. Although the company isn’t commenting yet, the new round will take its total funding...

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