July 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In the history of corporate acquisitions, Microsoft’s decision to pay $7.3bn for Nokia’s devices and services business in 2012 is looking like one of the most-regretted ones – certainly within Microsoft....

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July 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Yes, Xbox Music is still a thing, or at least was. Microsoft is rebranding its cloud/streaming music service to Groove as part of its Windows 10 software launch. “Groove describes what people feel and...

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June 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We know SoundHound best as a rival to Shazam that didn’t quite get the same traction with users. However, the company is receiving excitable press this week for its new direction: voice-search app Hound,...

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April 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Yesterday was a big day for financial results from tech giants, with Google, Amazon and Microsoft all reporting their latest earnings. A summary follows. Google reported $17.3bn of revenues for the first...

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April 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Nokia sold its smartphones division to Microsoft, but what’s left of the company is reportedly planning a return to the market once the terms of that deal – which bar it from competing in the mobile...

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February 25th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

YouTubers covering songs has sometimes been a source of tension for rightsholders, but a recent marketing campaign for Microsoft’s Lumia smartphones featuring Clean Bandit showed the positive side. It...

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February 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Originally a messaging app but now a fully-fledged social/entertainment network, Line has been building its profile in the West over the last year, even if the majority of its 181 million active users...

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December 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There’s a really good piece on Medium about why some of the biggest technology firms are creating their own programming languages. “Google has Go, first conceived in 2009. Facebook introduced Hack...

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December 18th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

MixRadio started life as Nokia's free streaming music service, preloaded on its Lumia range of Windows Phone smartphones. After Microsoft bought it as part of Nokia's devices and services business earlier...

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