October 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google bought Songza in July, promising to “explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music“. Now we know how: yesterday, the company updated its Google Play Music app...

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October 20th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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How long has the verbal battle between the creative industries and Google over piracy sites and search rankings been running? Too long. But on Friday, there were some interesting new developments coming...

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October 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s latest set of quarterly financial results is a familiar story of very big numbers, but there’s a longer-term trend that’s making some analysts chatter. First, the numbers: Google’s revenues...

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October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple is unveiling its new iPads tonight, but Google got in yesterday with its latest device announcements. Well, device and software: the company formally unveiled the next version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop,...

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October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this month, it emerged that some popular torrent sites were benefitting from a new feature on Google’s search engine: ‘sitelinks’ boxes enabling people to search those sites from...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Following our recent Tools piece on how Google+ gif maker Google+Motion can be used for artist campaigns, here’s a fresh example of a band that actually use it. Italian rock band Subsonica has, in partnership...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Recently, News Corporation’s Robert Thomson made waves with a letter to the EC’s competition commissioner accusing Google of being a “platform for piracy”. It sparked a reply from the company claiming...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, this is awkward. A recently-introduced Google search feature called sitelinks has had a side-effect that will have creative industry rightsholders raging: it creates a custom search box for The Pirate...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Former Google exec Vic Gundotra was seen as the company’s champion for its Google+ social service, so his departure earlier this year was understandably seen as potentially bad news for the social...

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