September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

10 months ago, British music body the BPI had reported 50m URLs to Google that it believed to be infringing, in order to get them removed from its search listings. Now that total stands at more than 100m,...

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September 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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We're well used to verbal slingshots being fired at Google by music industry rightsholders of various sizes, but the company also attracts criticism from elsewhere in the media industry. News Corporation,...

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September 16th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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In June at Google's I/O developer conference, the company announced a new initiative called Android One. Its aim was to increase Android's push into emerging markets with a set of reference specs for...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Following RIAA-led accusations that it is a hotbed for infringing piracy, Grooveshark is no longer supported on the Google Chromecast dongle for TV sets. Grooveshark confirmed this was because Google said...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

New research claims that music piracy in Australia slipped by 20% between December 2012 and December 2013. Oh, and we should point out that the research was undertaken by Spotify, a service that has long...

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September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The European Commission is returning to its four-year antitrust investigation into Google’s ad and search business. And, in a new twist, it could single out the Android OS for particular scrutiny. The...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

That headline may seem an obvious thing to say, but in the bungled aftermath of the UK’s Digital Economy Act, a government minister talking about piracy in such terms will be welcomed by music rightsholders...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Game-streaming service Twitch, which is being bought by Amazon for nearly $1bn, now has a peak-time audience that rivals the average prime-time audience of some famous cable networks in the US. At least,...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In recent months, a parade of big-tech companies have published their ‘diversity reports’, breaking down the ethnicity and gender of their staff. Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have shared...

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