January 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Just before Christmas, Google published an article about the popularity of games videos on YouTube, but a chart of the service’s top search terms in 2014 within that piece shed some light on music too....

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A couple of years ago, music and film rightsholders adapted their tactics trying to persuade Google to crack down on pirate sites, by increasing their takedown filings for infringing links on its search...

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January 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Google has sold millions of its Chromecast dongles, which help people stream media to their televisions, controlled from their mobile devices. Now it’s launching a related technology called Google Cast...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Is Google set to deliver a mortal blow to the unlicensed online lyrics industry? On 22 December, the company added lyrics to its search results in the US, meaning that for some songs, searching for the...

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December 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The Sony Pictures hack that has led to the cancellation of plans to screen and sell movie The Interview is a hot mess, as are the various revelations in the media based on emails leaked as part of that...

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December 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Who was the only musician to make it into Google’s chart of the top 10 trending searches of 2014? Nope, not Taylor Swift. Not Beyoncé. Another diva, just a more beardy one. Yep, Eurovision winner Conchita...

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December 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Songza never did launch outside North America before being acquired by Google earlier this year, but now its new parent company is taking it abroad. Songza’s ‘Concierge’ context-based playlists will...

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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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