July 1st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Talking of Vivendi… The media group has completed its acquisition of an 80% stake in online video site Dailymotion for €217m (around $241m). The company was previously owned by Orange, with the French...

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May 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

A paragraph from Fortune’s feature on the evolving online video market. “Thirty-six million people have watched ‘6 Fruits You’re Eating Wrong’, a recent video created by the team at BuzzFeed....

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May 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

The technology industry has been expressing its shock and sadness at the death of David Goldberg, the CEO of SurveyMonkey who died on Friday at the age of 47. Many reports have noted that Goldberg was...

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April 28th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Music remains a key plank in Yahoo’s online video expansion plans, with the company renewing its partnership with Live Nation to broadcast video streams of concerts, and also picking up Simon Cowell’s...

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April 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Who’s going to buy online video site Dailymotion? Well, from a failed bid in 2013 by Yahoo, we know it’ll probably have to be a French company, since the French government nixed that deal on the grounds...

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February 4th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Like Facebook, Twitter is taking steps to build out an advertising network that extends beyond its own service. Yesterday the company announced the first partnerships to extend its ‘Promoted Tweet’...

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November 18th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

There have been persistent rumours that Yahoo is planning to launch a YouTube rival soon, focusing on ad-supported shortform video. Now it seems Samsung has similar ambitions. According to tech news site...

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October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Yahoo held its latest analyst call following its quarterly financials this week, and it included some interesting details on the growth of Tumblr – and its prospects for making money from ads over the...

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October 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Rumours have been bubbling for several months now that Yahoo wants to take on YouTube in the online video space, including poaching some of its biggest stars. One of the questions sparked by this is whether...

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