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The Pirate Bay launches The Mobile Bay for smartphones and tablets

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 head: The Pirate...
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Second-screen TV app Zeebox relaunches as Beamly

Zeebox launched in 2011 as an iPad app for chatting about TV shows while watching them – one of a clutch of ‘second-screen’ startups playing an almost Foursquare-like role in getting people to check in to shows...
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Mobile usage is now outpacing TV viewing in the US and UK

Mobile usage is now outpacing TV viewing in the US and UK
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I dreamed a dream… of rising digital soundtrack sales

The BPI has hailed rising sales of film and TV soundtracks in the UK.
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Vevo tipped to get round-the-clock Apple TV app

Vevo TV launched earlier this year: an "always-on broadcast-style music and video channel" available through Vevo's website and its smartphone.
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Ministry of Sound launches a Samsung Smart TV app

Ministry of Sound is launching an app for Samsung's Smart TV range, offering a mixture of music videos, interviews with artists and DJs, and behind-the-scenes footage from its London venue.
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Nielsen claims Twitter buzz DOES affect TV ratings

Nielsen has published selected data from its latest research into whether Twitter buzz affects TV shows' ratings in the US. Its conclusion: they do.
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Shazam ‘will drive more than $300m in music sales this year’

"We will drive more than $300 million in music sales this year via our digital storefront partners like iTunes and Amazon" claims Shazam's EVP of marketing.
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Sony adds track-tagging to its Bravia TVs

People with Sony's Bravia connected TVs will now be able to tag tracks using their remote control AND then add them to their Sony Music Unlimited collection
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Spotify to diversify into TV? HBO partnership rumoured

Danish report suggests Spotify is in negotiations with HBO to distribute the TV network's new HBO Nordic service in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.
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UK population are spending 2 hours watching online video

Netflix has commissioned a survey from YouGov that suggests 10% of the UK population is now spending two hours or more a day watching TV shows delivered over the internet.
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Shock news! People like to watch TV and films on their TVs…

It turns out people like to watch video, with Netflix and YouTube the two most popular apps for smart TVs. They're followed by Facebook, Amazon Instant Video and – interesting from Music Ally's perspective – Pandora.