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Google questioned over highlighting ‘best torrent sites’

Oh Google… No sooner had we reported that Google was doing something music rightsholders would appreciate – preparing to automatically block many of the ads that fuel the businesses of piracy sites – than the company’s...
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Amazon and Google launch smart-speaker flash sales

Don’t underestimate Amazon and Google’s determination to get their smart speakers – the Echo family and Google Home respectively – into as many homes as possible. Amazon has launched an aggressive sale for the...
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Newspapers want to team up to negotiate with Google and Facebook

The music industry’s major labels know all about the need to avoid looking like a cartel in their dealings with technology companies. So they’ll be keen to follow the progress of a group of major news publishers, who...
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Paid search may be driving secondary ticketing popularity

The UK’s FanFair Alliance, which campaigns against abuses in the secondary-ticketing market, has published some new research on how secondary services are using search-engine marketing. The body analysed ticketing for...
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Music rightsholders attack ‘complete tomfoolery’ of YouTube

"There is a massive contradiction in the messages they are giving out... It is complete tomfoolery." BASCA chairman Crispin Hunt was speaking at an event held in London last night by British collecting society PRS for...
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Canada ruling could force Google to remove ‘illegal’ sites

Equustek hasn’t been on Music Ally’s radar before, as industrial automation solutions aren’t quite our editorial bag. However, a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada involving the company is making major waves in...
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Google fined $2.7bn by European Commission in antitrust ruling

Earlier this month, we reported on an anticipated antitrust ruling by the European Commission over whether Google had abused its search dominance to promote its Google Shopping over rival services. “Google could be facing...
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Google Play Music adds ‘New Release Radio’ feature

There is some debate around whether Google Play Music’s latest feature is exclusive to Samsung smartphones or not: initial reports claimed it was, but Engadget reports that some non-Samsung subscribers are also accessing...
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The BPI has now sent 312m takedowns to Google

Life comes at you fast when you’re reporting on how many takedown notices music-industry bodies have sent to Google. Yesterday, TorrentFreak reported that UK body the BPI had passed the 310m notices mark. This morning,...
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Google’s latest Android milestone: 2bn active devices

In recent years, we’ve thought a lot about Apple’s iOS as a platform for music services and apps, but perhaps not as much as we should have done about Google’s Android. At the company’s opening keynote for its...
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EC responds to Spotify / Deezer complaints on Apple / Google

Earlier this month, Spotify and Deezer signed a letter to the European Commission alleging that big internet platforms like Apple and Google “can and do abuse their privileged position” as the gatekeepers of app stores...
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Spotify and Deezer back regulatory crackdown on Apple and Google

Long-simmering discontent among pureplay streaming services about some of the terms and conditions of operating within the apps ecosystems of Apple and Google is bubbling back out into the open this week. Spotify and Deezer...