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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February 26th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

How much money did YouTube make in 2014? $4bn of revenues but no profit according to the Wall Street Journal, which cites two sources for the figures. The piece claims that YouTube is currently running...

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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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February 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple’s first smartwatch is on the way in April, but several of its rivals released devices last year, running Google’s Android Wear software. So how did they sell? Not a clue. But Canalys has some...

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February 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter has released its latest transparency report, revealing how many requests for removals of tweets it fielded in the second half of 2014, and where they came from. Most of the resulting headlines...

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February 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A third? That’s actually higher than we’d have expected, given the dominance of free and freemium apps on the stores of Apple and Google. Still, 33% is the percentage that’ll pay for apps in the...

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February 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Spotify has abandoned its plans to launch in Russia, with its head of Russia Alexander Kubaneishvili spilling the beans on why: “There are several reasons – the economic crisis, the political situation,...

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January 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Former BBC exec and current consultant and Radioplayer evangelist James Cridland has lost his love for Google+, and penned a blog post explaining why. “It’s so clearly unloved by Google, with no...

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