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Apple rumoured to be revising its 30% App Store cut

And so the pre-announcement Apple Rumour Mill cancels holidays and forces all staff in the Tittle-Tattle Department into working overtime. This particular rumour, run by the FT, is not explicitly music-based but could have...
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Finnish digital rights ruling could have wider implications

Startlingly, musician’s contracts from labels in the 1970s and 1980s didn’t factor in the idea of digitally-distributed music in the future. But does that mean those contracts can’t cover digital distribution of those...
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Pebble Time smartwatch: $7.7m of Kickstarter orders in 15 hours

Pebble was the company that ignited the smartwatch market back in 2012, when it raised $10.3m on crowdfunding site Kickstarter to make its first e-paper screened device. Yesterday, it returned to the site for a new model,...
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Twitter buys ‘Niche’ agency to connect brands and creators

Have you heard of Niche? Twitter certainly has: it’s bought the company for a reported $30m. But what is it? Twitter describes it as “a provider of software, community and monetisation services for the growing creative...
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Facebook reportedly offering to host news publisher’s content

There’s a fascinating piece in the New York Times this week about Facebook’s possible plans to host stories for news publishers and split the ad revenues with them, based on a “listening tour” the social network has...