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CBC launch music portal and iPhone app

CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, has followed in the footsteps of its NPR and BBC cousins and have launched its own music portal, in addition to an iPhone app. Though much of the content is a consolidation of its existing...
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1bn smartphones by 2016 says Forrester

More than one billion people will own smartphones by 2016.
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100k registered users for Mobile Backstage apps

Finnish apps startup Mobile Backstage says its service has signed up more than 100k registered users on mobile phones since the launch of its first apps, with those users registering 4m 'interactions' in 2011 and 92m page...
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Music apps proving popular on Google TV

Market analysis firm Xyologic has been crunching the numbers on the Google TV platform, figuring out which apps have the highest install base on the interactive TV service.
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Myspace has signed up 1m new users since December

Myspace has signed up 1m new users since the relaunch of its music player in December. The latest figures from comScore suggest Myspace's traffic was up 4% in January compared to December, too
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WMG financials reveal flat revenues and digital growth

Warner Music Group have released their latest quarterly financials and their positive, with revenues slightly up - $779m versus $778m in the same quarter the year before.
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Facebook looks for e-commerce boost with latest Bango deal

UK-based mobile billing and analytics company Bango has signed an agreement to provide payment services to the world's biggest social network, Facebook.
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iTunes still a big earner for CD Baby

CD Baby released its 2011 Stats, including the information that iTunes is still 77.4% of its digital distribution revenue, ahead of Amazon (10.5%) and the CD Baby store itself (4.5%). Streaming music still accounts for less...
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Seatwave launches ticketing APIs with Echo Nest deal

European ticketing firm Seatwave has unveiled its API, which lets developers integrate its service into their apps and take 35% of net revenues as affiliate commissions.
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Aspiro inks WiMP partnership with Roskilde Festival

Aspiro has announced a partnership with the Roskilde Festival in Denmark for its WiMP subscription service.
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Music app startup TastemakerX raises $1.8m

An upcoming music discovery app called TastemakerX has raised $1.8m in funding from Baseline Ventures, AOL Ventures, True Ventures and other investors.
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Ovelin raises $1.4m to take its WildChords app forward

Finnish developer Ovelin has announced a $1.4m funding round, led by True Ventures. With more than 100,000 downloads for the iPad version, Ovelin will now be able to invest in taking the game to other platforms.