August 27th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

This weekend sees the latest MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and Twitter is getting in on the celebration: creating a dedicated emoji for the event. When Twitter users use the #VMAs hashtag, it’ll be accompanied...

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August 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Getting a glowing recommendation from Ryan Adams on Twitter and Instagram is good, but know what’s better? Writing about it on Reddit then getting onto that site’s frontpage. In fact, it’s 40 times...

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August 13th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Twitter’s UK director Bruce Daisley has set tongues wagging on the tech blogs with a Vine clip that appears to show a recorded-music soundtrack. The video, which he posted yesterday, shows him tapping...

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August 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Remember the flurry of articles earlier this year about the copyright issues around Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope? People live-streaming Game of Thrones episodes or pay-per-view boxing matches...

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August 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

If you work on YouTube regularly, you’ll know all about the famous ‘301+’ views counter. If not, here’s the story: every video on YouTube at some point has its views counter paused at 301. “People...

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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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