August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the social network’s latest milestone last night. “For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth...

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August 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

How have we coped without a virtual-reality social network on our mobile phones? Don’t answer that. But this is the idea being floated by UK startup Starship with a service called vTime, which is due...

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August 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

If you’re interested in the evolution of messaging apps into platforms for media, we recommend a reading of a new blog post by Connie Chan, partner at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz about WeChat (aka Weixin)....

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August 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We reported yesterday on the speculation that Apple is in talks with European and US mobile operators to launch its own MVNO for iPhone, and noted that this could have some *very* interesting implications...

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July 16th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

What is a smartwatch for, really? It’s nice to have something on your wrist that tells the time, but many of the much-hyped ‘smart’ features aren’t proving that appealing beyond the earliest adopters....

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June 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

We published our interview with YouTube’s senior content exec Robert Kyncl yesterday, but he’s also been talking at more length about the wider strategy of Google’s online video service. It’s almost...

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April 17th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm eMarketer has published some new numbers on UK adults’ mobile usage, and they’re pretty interesting. “This year, for the first time ever, the amount of time UK adults spend daily with...

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April 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There’s never a shortage of estimates and forecasts for ad revenues, and they don’t always agree. Reserve the usual pinch of salt – but also the usual interest – for the latest claims from Strategy...

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December 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Digital distribution firm TuneCore has snapped up US mobile startup DropKloud. The latter was unveiled in beta earlier this year as a way for musicians and brands to “drop” digital stuff – tracks...

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