July 29th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Like with SiriusXM (above), Twitter’s Q2 results were the classic “mixed bag”. Revenues were up by 61% to $502m in the period. HURRAH. Ad revenue was up by 63% to $452m, with mobile accounting for...

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July 22nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Deezer has become the latest company to work with IFTTT (If This Then That) – the startup that connects online services to work better together via “recipes” created by users. Which can sound a bit...

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July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The idea of Twitter and Facebook as news gatekeepers has been talked about widely in the media industry, but now the US-based Pew Research Center has put some figures to it. Its recent survey of more than...

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July 15th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

In recent weeks, we’ve had a number of mentions of the @musically Twitter account in tweets with videos of people lip-syncing to music. We wondered why, until establishing that there’s a Dubsmash-style...

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July 10th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Live-video app Meerkat may have had its thunder stolen by Twitter’s Periscope, but the US startup continues to roll out new features. Its latest update has tighter integration with Facebook to help people...

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July 3rd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter is boosting its audience insights analytics for advertisers with a couple of new features, including “personas” to make its audience more easily targetable. “With personas, you can easily...

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July 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Dick Costolo is on his way out as Twitter CEO, and in one of his final interviews he admitted that going public was a barrier to the company’s “long-term vision”. “You always want to keep focused...

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June 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Dance site Beatport launched an early version of its streaming service earlier this year, but now it’s stepping up its activity – with SoundCloud squarely in its sights. Yesterday, Beatport launched...

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June 19th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter is working on something big called Project Lightning, which is due to make its debut within the social network’s mobile apps later this year. BuzzFeed got the first details: “Project Lightning...

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