July 2nd, 2013 by Music Ally

Google Piracy

The rapid rise in DMCA takedown requests for links in Google's search results continues. In early July 2012, the company was fielding 719k weekly takedown requests, but a month later this had doubled to...

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January 2nd, 2013 by Music Ally

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TorrentFreak has been doing some sums based on Google's publication of the DMCA URL takedown requests it received in 2012 for its search engine.

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January 2nd, 2013 by Music Ally

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It's an irony we've noted before that back in 2010, opponents of the UK's Digital Economy Act criticised the lobbying power of the music industry, yet by 2012 that industry was itself criticising the lobbying...

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August 17th, 2012 by Music Ally

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Google’s new anti-piracy rankings are rolling out this week and it’s fair to say that the pirates are not exactly quaking in their boots.

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May 21st, 2012 by Music Ally

Microsoft has launched a new social search platform called So.cl. It allows users to post their searches to Facebook as well as watch videos with friends.

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May 21st, 2012 by Music Ally

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Has Microsoft just launched its own social network? Not quite, even if that's the tone of many headlines covering the launch of So.cl. But this isn't trying to be a Facebook rival really.

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May 17th, 2012 by Music Ally

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Google is rolling out an important change to its search engine that has relevance for music artists. It's called the Knowledge Graph, which is characterised in a blog post by SVP of engineering Amit Singhal...

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December 16th, 2011 by Music Ally

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What were the most popular search terms on Google in 2011? The search engine has rolled out its annual Zeitgeist charts to explain.

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June 2nd, 2011 by Music Ally

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We reported on Google's new +1 button in March (Bulletin, 31-Mar-11), which let people recommend specific search results to friends by clicking on the button. It only worked within Google's own search...

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