September 12th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

The European Commission is returning to its four-year antitrust investigation into Google’s ad and search business. And, in a new twist, it could single out the Android OS for particular scrutiny. The...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

That headline may seem an obvious thing to say, but in the bungled aftermath of the UK’s Digital Economy Act, a government minister talking about piracy in such terms will be welcomed by music rightsholders...

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September 2nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Game-streaming service Twitch, which is being bought by Amazon for nearly $1bn, now has a peak-time audience that rivals the average prime-time audience of some famous cable networks in the US. At least,...

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August 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In recent months, a parade of big-tech companies have published their ‘diversity reports’, breaking down the ethnicity and gender of their staff. Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have shared...

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August 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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The dictionary definition of "gazump" is "to make a higher offer for a house than someone whose offer has already been accepted by the seller, and thus succeed in acquiring the property". Strictly speaking,...

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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Okay, YouTube is already the world’s largest video-on-demand service for children – see the success of Minecraft-cat Stampy for proof of that – but they don’t have registered accounts on the service...

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August 21st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Tech blog Android Police appears to have a big scoop on its hands: screenshots and details of YouTube’s long-planned music subscription service. Well, more details, given that some have leaked over the...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm IDC has published its latest estimates for global smartphone shipments, this time from the second quarter of 2014. It says that handset makers shipped 301.3m smartphones during the quarter,...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

It’s the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing film, and Beats Music is celebrating with a short documentary on YouTube. The 23-minute video was published this week, featuring...

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