October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple is unveiling its new iPads tonight, but Google got in yesterday with its latest device announcements. Well, device and software: the company formally unveiled the next version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop,...

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October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Earlier this month, it emerged that some popular torrent sites were benefitting from a new feature on Google’s search engine: ‘sitelinks’ boxes enabling people to search those sites from...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally

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Following our recent Tools piece on how Google+ gif maker Google+Motion can be used for artist campaigns, here’s a fresh example of a band that actually use it. Italian rock band Subsonica has, in partnership...

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Recently, News Corporation’s Robert Thomson made waves with a letter to the EC’s competition commissioner accusing Google of being a “platform for piracy”. It sparked a reply from the company claiming...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Well, this is awkward. A recently-introduced Google search feature called sitelinks has had a side-effect that will have creative industry rightsholders raging: it creates a custom search box for The Pirate...

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October 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Former Google exec Vic Gundotra was seen as the company’s champion for its Google+ social service, so his departure earlier this year was understandably seen as potentially bad news for the social...

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October 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Google’s Transparency Report for DMCA takedown notices has become a reliable way to gauge the efforts of creative industry rightsholders to get piracy links removed from its search engine. So here’s...

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October 6th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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There hasn't always been a music angle to the rise of messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and WeChat, but the massive audiences and expanding features of these services has been an important...

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October 1st, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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After a long, argumentative incubation period, Google's new YouTube-branded streaming music service is set to go live. At least, that's according to Reuters, which reports that it'll launch "in the...

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