August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

YouTube is launching a major redesign of its app for televisions, starting with the one available for Microsoft’s Xbox One console. While one thrust of the redesign is to match YouTube’s design...

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August 4th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

A different twist in the battle for mobile OS supremacy has emerged with the news that Microsoft is suing Samsung for what it claims are late payment on per-device royalty fees relating to the mobile and...

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August 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Music discovery platform 22tracks has worked with Microsoft/Internet Explorer on its HTML5 redesign. The reboot includes improved functionality and an audio visualiser but perhaps the most interesting...

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July 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

We wrote last week about Microsoft’s plans to spin off Nokia’s MixRadio as a standalone company, but wondered what would happen to its other streaming music service: Xbox Music. Comments by CEO Satya...

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July 17th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Today, Microsoft announced plans to cut up to 18,000 jobs over the next year, including 12,500 from the Nokia Devices and Services unit that the company recently acquired. That's around half the staff...

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July 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Microsoft is preparing for a new round of job cuts, including some of the company’s “areas of overlap” with Nokia. That’s according to a report on Bloomberg yesterday, which suggested...

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July 10th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Microsoft’s Xbox Music service already has a scan-and-match feature, examining a user’s personal music collection and matching files to its database for playing on other devices. What it’s...

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July 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Microsoft has opened up its Xbox Music API for third-party developers, with the aim of getting people to start creating apps on various devices that tie in to its streaming music service. It includes access...

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July 1st, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Nokia’s mobile handset business is now part of Microsoft, after the latter company’s acquisition closed on Friday. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is transitioning to executive vice president of Microsoft’s...

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