July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pirate sites on Google’s search engine remain a sore point for music rightsholders, who say Google isn’t doing enough to demote them in favour of legal music services. TorrentFreak has been testing...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures, is setting up shop in Europe, with an initial $100m to invest in startups from the continent. “Our goal is simple: we want to invest in the best ideas...

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July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube is significantly upping its efforts to persuade big brands and their agencies to shift more of their ad budgets from TV to online video – witness its recently-announced Google Preferred initiative...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this year, filesharing site Demonoid relaunched after 20 months offline. Now, though, it has aroused the wrath of Google, which is flagging the site as one that “may harm your computer”...

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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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