March 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Isn’t Google versus News Corporation a *fascinating* corporate fight? The companies have been at proper loggerheads since News Corp’s chief executive Robert Thomson laid in to Google in a letter to...

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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember Foursquare? It’s working with Twitter on a new feature for the social network that will enable users to tag their tweets with more specific locations. Something that could be interesting when...

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March 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Controversial streaming service Grooveshark is taking a hit to its Google search ranking. The company is being targeted by a blizzard of takedown requests sent to Google, which recently started actually...

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March 23rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In early 2013, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ended an investigation into potential antitrust practices at Google. Now it has emerged that in doing so, the commissioners went against the recommendations...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Nest is the internet-of-things company founded by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell, initially launching a smart thermostat, followed by a smart smoke detector. Acquired by Google for $3.2bn in January 2014,...

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March 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Last October, a change to Google’s search algorithm started downranking sites that had generated lots of piracy takedown notices – a long-anticipated tweak by rightsholders. At the time, we noted that...

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March 5th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Is music important to YouTube, given that many of the popular creators on its platform are playing games or unboxing toys or vlogging? Jeroen Bouwman, manager of content partnerships for YouTube Music...

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March 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google+ has a new boss, although Bradley Horowitz has actually been involved with the company’s social offering since it started. Yesterday, he confirmed a recent rumour that Google+ is splitting up...

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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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