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...
July 8, 2014
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...
July 8, 2014
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...
June 30, 2014
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...
June 25, 2014
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...
June 23, 2014
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.
November 20, 2013
Twitter buys Trendrr, updates to include conversation view and ‘report abuse’ button
Twitter is on another acquisition spree.
August 29, 2013
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.
June 20, 2013
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...
May 20, 2013
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...
March 4, 2013
Backstage acquires Sonicbids for $15m
Sonicbids has received a $15m acquisition offer from entertainment industry publication Backstage, which traditionally focuses on acting jobs.
January 31, 2013