April 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Well, the first thing to say is that the name ‘Mobilegeddon’ (yes, it’s inevitably also a hashtag) vastly oversells the likely impact of Google’s latest changes to its search-engine algorithm....

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April 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

When YouTube launched Music Key, it was keen to stress that its first music subscription service was very much a beta. That’s been reinforced this week with news that some Google Play subscribers are...

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April 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Has the barrage of DMCA takedown requests sent to Google for copyrighted files linked to from its search engine died down? In a word: no. In fact, it continues to accelerate: more than 100m takedown requests...

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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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