August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Lobbying body the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) includes Google, Pandora, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft among its members. So its new report on “Copyright Reform for a Digital...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Virtual assistants are all the rage, from Apple’s Siri and Google Now to Microsoft’s Cortana. Now Facebook is getting into the AI-helper game with M, a new feature in its Facebook Messenger app. For...

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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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