September 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Scrutiny of Google over potentially anti-competitive behaviour with its search-engine results has opened up in a new market: India. The Economic Times reported this weekend that the Competition Commission...

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September 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Technology firms have been told they have until January to comply with new legislation requiring them to store and process data about Russian users within Russia – even though the new laws come into...

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September 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Germany is the latest market to get Google Play Music’s curated playlists – the legacy from its acquisition of streaming-radio service Songza in July 2014. Announced in Germany last week, the mood...

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September 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Russian search engine Yandex isn’t happy at all about a tool enabling people to download MP3 files from its licensed music-streaming service. The company, which has deals with all three major labels,...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Lobbying body the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) includes Google, Pandora, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft among its members. So its new report on “Copyright Reform for a Digital...

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August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

John Cage’s 4’33” and Vulfpeck’s ‘Sleepify’ have a new rival for guaranteed floor-filler status at weddings. ‘Schweigeminute (Traiskirchen)’ is a track consisting of a minute of silence,...

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August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The Chinese stock market caught a cold this week, but tech and music firms in the west were sneezing too. Yesterday saw losses across all the major indices, and the knock-on effects saw Pandora’s share...

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August 26th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Apple’s App Store generated $1.7bn in transactions during July this year – a stat that got a bit lost when Apple’s services boss Eddy Cue announced it, due to being paired with his announcement of...

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August 24th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Android started life as a mobile startup, snapped up by Google in July 2005 to form the base for its push into the smartphones market. The first Android device was released in the autumn of 2008, and...

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