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10 of the coolest iPhone music-making apps

We've written a fair bit about promotional music apps on iPhone for artists like Pink, Snow Patrol, Lady GaGa and Soulja Boy.
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Mikz platform will turn your mobile into a web server

Swedish startup Conveneer has announced that it's raised $4.5 million to develop its Mikz technology, which lets people turn their mobile handsets into web servers.
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Bandcamp exits beta with new features

Bandcamp is one of the startups offering artists a way to sell music direct to fans, and it's just exited its beta stage with a bunch of new features.
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Nokia cagey about plans for free apps on Ovi Store

There seems to be confusion around Nokia's plans for its Ovi Store in one area - what happens with developers who want to give away their applications for free and make money from mobile advertising?
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SeatKarma merges secondary ticketing with venue maps

SeatKarma is the latest secondary ticketing search engine, but at least it has a schtick.
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Coda.fm: the slickest torrent site yet?

Who will the music industry go after once The Pirate Bay trial is done and dusted? Torrent tracker Coda.fm may be in the firing line - it's one of the slickest and most user-friendly torrent sites yet - as Hypebot points...
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Twitter investor: `There IS a business model… but it’s secret’

As one of the investors in Twitter, Spark Capital's Todd Dagres should have a good idea of how the micro-blogging startup plans to make money.
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3Sixty buys file-sharing site DivShare

Internet firm 3Sixty has acquired file-sharing startup DivShare for an undisclosed amount.
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Mobile social networks collaborate on location data

12 location-based mobile startups have collaborated on a new initiative called OSLO - Open Sharing of Location-based Objects).
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Mufin launches new PC media player

Music recommendation firm Mufin has launched a new media player application for PCs, which lets people generate playlists similar to any song that they have in their library.
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Moogis offers streaming jam-band gigs

$125 to watch webcasts of 15 gigs by the Allman Brothers Band in March? Sign us up! Okay, so only select members of the Music Ally team (i.e. Juan and Stu) are in the target demographic for Moogis.com, a new site that's...
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Shazam adds 15m users in just five months

Shazam has announced that it now has 35 million people using its mobile applications, tagging more than a million tracks a day, and generating more than 100 million page impressions a month. It passed the 20 million milestone...