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Report claims Playlists.net in talks over an acquisition

With 1m monthly users, Playlists.net has been steadily building an audience for its collection of Spotify playlists. But with playlists and curation hotter than ever within the digital music industry, could the company be...
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48.6% of Spotify streams are skipped before the end

One of the welcome effects of Spotify’s acquisition of The Echo Nest is that the latter company’s Paul Lamere will be let loose on the full dataset of a major streaming service. The first results were published yesterday...
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Microsoft to finalise Nokia acquisition this week

Microsoft announced last year that it would buy Nokia’s devices and services division, but the deal hasn’t yet closed. Microsoft has provided an update on when that will happen though: “The transaction will...
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Twitter buys Gnip, another big social data startup

Twitter is on the acquisition trail again, buying one of its key data partners Gnip. Who? Gnip is one of the few startups to have had full access to Twitter’s “firehose” of public tweets, selling access...
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Seatwave buys location-based discovery app Timbre

Timbre launched in the US in 2012 as an iPhone app that “automatically locates artists performing near you and starts playing their music”, letting users swipe to skip tracks and then buy tickets to local gigs...
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Nokia shareholders approve sale to Microsoft

The sale of Nokia's devices and services division to Microsoft is one step closer after the former company's shareholders voted in favour of the deal.
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Twitter buys Trendrr, updates to include conversation view and ‘report abuse’ button

Twitter is on another acquisition spree.
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Report claims Microsoft considered acquiring Nokia

Big this week: media stories on which companies AREN'T buying Nokia, even if they'd considered doing so.
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Yahoo board approves $1.1bn acquisition of Tumblr

Tumblr will be under new ownership soon, it seems. All Things Digital seemingly had several moles in Yahoo's board meeting yesterday that approved a $1.1bn acquisition of the blogging platform, and suggests that the deal...
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Bertelsmann buys out KKR to take full control of BMG Rights Management

Bertelsmann has taken sole contro of KKR, having bought out KKR's 51% stake in the joint venture for a reported $390m. BMG has bought up the rights to a catalogue of more than 1m songs, while working with master rights for...
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Backstage acquires Sonicbids for $15m

Sonicbids has received a $15m acquisition offer from entertainment industry publication Backstage, which traditionally focuses on acting jobs.
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Cloud service Dropbox buys Audiogalaxy in intriguing music move

Audiogalaxy has been acquired by cloud storage firm Dropbox, in an intriguing deal that suggests Dropbox has its own digital music ambitions.