November 5th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Beyoncé has 13.7 million followers on Twitter, but her account is mothballed: it has only ever tweeted eight times, and the last one was on 19 August 2013. Yesterday, I got to find out why, by interviewing...

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October 31st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Instagram has been testing 15-second video ads for a few months now, but its new units officially went live yesterday with four brands: Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW. Disney’s ad...

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October 27th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Tumblr rolled out some new features for its video player last night, including the ability to pop it out as a separate window, so that users can continue to scroll through their dashboards while watching...

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September 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday, the UK became the second country to get advertising in Instagram, following the US, where the Facebook-owned app launched ads last year. Seven brands are on board for the UK launch: major label...

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August 30th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Talk about bum cakes? Etienne de Crecy’s new interactive video’s got ‘em. But beyond the wiggling backsides – and yes, this being the music industry in 2014, none of them belong to...

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August 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook’s strategy of “unbundling the big blue app” is well known, but now its Instagram subsidiary is trying something similar. Well, it’s launched a single spin-off app, anyway,...

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August 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter’s Vine video app got a small but significant update yesterday: the ability (on iOS only for now) to import videos stored on your iPhone and turn them into six-second clips for sharing via Vine....

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July 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We were reading the other day about an inventive use for Instagram by retailer Ikea, which has created a ‘catalogue website’ using tagging and cross-linking for individual products. We wondered...

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June 26th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

While it’s tempting to think about social networking in terms of a few big services – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for example – the reality is that there are some very interesting...

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