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

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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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August 6th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

On Friday, we reported that Samsung was pulling the plug on its Music Hub offering and focusing its efforts on Milk instead. It now appears that Music Hub will continue in Australia after the 1st July...

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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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July 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Piracy on smartphones has been a growing headache for creative industries in recent years, but most of their focus has been on MP3 download apps on iOS and Android. Now, though, an old foe has reared its...

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July 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

PledgeMusic doesn’t describe itself as a crowdfunding service: it prefers the term “direct-to-fan”, stressing the way campaigns on its site connect artists to fans with updates throughout...

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July 8th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm Gartner has published its latest predictions for shipments of devices – PCs and laptops, tablets and smartphones. It thinks that across these categories, 2.4bn devices will ship in 2014,...

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