August 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple’s App Store generated $1.7bn in transactions during July this year – a stat that got a bit lost when Apple’s services boss Eddy Cue announced it, due to being paired with his announcement of...

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August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google is ready to step up its marketing for its Google Play music streaming service, with the company saying it is a priority – even above Android apps – this year. “Music is our priority within...

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August 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify secured a coup on Friday: the launch of an official White House account on its service, complete with two 20-song summer playlists from president Barack Obama. The ‘daytime’ playlist ranges...

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June 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile industry analyst Benedict Evans has been looking at the latest stats published by Google and Apple about their respective app stores: Google’s latest stat of $7bn of developer payouts and 50bn...

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May 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A few weeks behind rival Meerkat, Twitter’s Periscope app has officially launched for Android smartphones. “As a small startup, our initial launch was limited to just iOS, but we’ve been working...

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April 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

When YouTube launched Music Key, it was keen to stress that its first music subscription service was very much a beta. That’s been reinforced this week with news that some Google Play subscribers are...

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March 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Just before Christmas, Spotify launched a promotion offering three months of Premium access for $0.99 – a calculated attempt to entice a large group of free users to experience its ad-free service ahead...

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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google may be putting plenty of welly into its two streaming music services, Google Play Music All Access and YouTube Music Key, but its cloud locker hasn’t been entirely forgotten. Yesterday, Google...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Android app Timote – formerly known as Spotimote – has had its premium version removed from the Google Play store, seemingly as the result of a complaint from Spotify. The app lets people control Spotify...

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