July 2nd, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

Songza - Mobile Screenshot

Earlier this year, Google was rumoured to be sniffing around streaming music service Songza as a potential acquisition. Yesterday, it went ahead and bought the US company in a deal reported by the New...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google SVP Vic Gundotra announced yesterday that he’s leaving the company, sparking instant speculation about the likely impact for Google+, the social initiative he had been spearheading. “This...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music analyst Mark Mulligan has been thinking about the recent rows between independent labels and YouTube, as well as between book publishers (major and indie) and Amazon. He sees both as an illustration...

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June 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Changes are afoot within YouTube at its higher executive levels, with head of product Shishir Mehrotra stepping down from his role this week. “Shishir has taken on an advisory role at Google,”...

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June 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The first quarter of 2014 was another big one for Google financially, although the company missed analyst projections for its revenues and profit. What figures, though: Google posted revenues of $15.4bn...

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June 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this week, we reported on YouTube’s plans to tempt more big brands to advertise more heavily on its service with something called Google Preferred (Bulletin, 15-Apr-14). It’s an initiative...

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June 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s I/O developer conference kicked off last night, just weeks after Apple’s similar WWDC event. The big stat announced was this: there are now 1bn active users of Android devices around...

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June 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile analytics firm App Annie has published its latest index report on the global iOS and Android apps market. It claims that Android’s Google Play store is now doing 45% more daily downloads than...

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June 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Late last week, Billboard reported on some details of a contract sent by YouTube to an independent label, but now rival site Digital Music News has published the entire contract in 32 screenshots. Cue...

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