October 17th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When Syco Entertainment boss Simon Cowell keynoted at the MIPCOM conference this week, there was a quick reference to smartphones’ potential for music. He’s since expanded on that in an interview....

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October 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Vine might have started life on smartphones, but as more people watch its looping seven-second clips without necessarily wanting to create them, it’s ramping up its efforts to be on other devices. Witness...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Paging Prince, Kate Bush and any other artist who’s ever asked fans not to whip their smartphones out at gigs. A US startup called Yondr has come up with a way to enforce that: a phone case handed out...

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September 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Last week, Apple took plenty of praise for its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, before shifting 10m of them in their first weekend. This week is… not as good, it’s fair to say. In...

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September 23rd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

If you’re reading this, Kate Bush or Prince – because obviously that’s likely – turn your eyes away now. Rather than encouraging fans to put their smartphones away at gigs, it looks like...

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September 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Apple has tried to defuse the controversy around its U2 album giveaway by making it easier to delete, but now its attention is turning to another matter: shifting as many units of its new iPhone 6 and...

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September 16th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

android-one

In June at Google's I/O developer conference, the company announced a new initiative called Android One. Its aim was to increase Android's push into emerging markets with a set of reference specs for...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Here’s an interesting stat about personal radio service Pandora’s audience: 25% of its monthly listeners are Hispanic. Billboard reports that the company now has nearly 19m Hispanic listeners, making...

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August 19th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm IDC has published its latest estimates for global smartphone shipments, this time from the second quarter of 2014. It says that handset makers shipped 301.3m smartphones during the quarter,...

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