December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There have been a few reasons for friction between Google and music rightsholders in recent years, and the availability of piracy apps on Android’s Google Play app store has been one of them. But...

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December 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Another take on the future for mobility? “Apple and Google both won. Apple now sells around 10% of all the 1.8bn (and growing) phones sold on Earth each year and Android the next 50%, split roughly between...

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December 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Filesharing site FilesTube is one of the most prominent in Google’s list of sites attracting copyright notices, with more than 10m so far received by its search engine. What’s more, FilesTube is blocked...

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December 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Chris Messina used to work on Google+, which is why a blog post he wrote criticising the social network is getting a wide airing this week. In a nutshell: “What’s going on with Google+? Where is it...

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December 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google may be under pressure from European MEPs, but in the UK, politicians are taking aim at a different class of internet company: social networks. A report published this morning by the Commons science...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

2015 is going to be the year of exclusivity in the streaming market, with big artists playing streaming services off against one another for first dibs on their new albums. Take That are getting in early...

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November 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last night, we sent out our fortnightly Music Ally Report, with the lead feature looking at Spotify’s financial results, which were published on Tuesday. Our main conclusion: they tell us a lot about...

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November 28th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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As predicted, European politicians have voted in favour of breaking up Google. Without, as it turns out, actually mentioning Google by name at all. In a vote passed by 384 to 174, the European Parliament...

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November 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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It’s rare to see the word “brazen” in a Financial Times story, but that’s how the newspaper is describing plans afoot in the European Parliament to call for a break-up of Google, including unbundling...

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