Anyone can now see their own Twitter analytics
Until yesterday, you had to be an advertiser or verified user to get access to Twitter’s official analytics dashboard. That’s now changed. “Absolutely thrilled to open up access to http://analytics.twitter.com...
August 30, 2014
Tor can cope with Aphex Twin traffic (but not Taylor Swift)
When Aphex Twin announced his new album on the deep web via the Tor network, the page with its title and tracklisting was viewed 133,000 times in a day. That’s according to Tor, which says more artists are seeing the benefits...
August 27, 2014
Rdio looks beyond Shazam with expanded SoundHound deal
Rdio has had a tight relationship with Shazam for some time now, but the streaming service isn’t putting all its eggs in one music-identification basket. Rdio announced an expansion of its partnership with SoundHound yesterday:...
August 27, 2014
New from Spotify: Tastemakers tab and Serendipity website
News of two new product features from Spotify yesterday: one officially announced, and the other being tested for some of the streaming service’s users. The latter is a new tab within Spotify’s Follow section called ‘Tastemakers’,...
August 27, 2014
Every month, 100m people watch Vine video clips
Twitter’s Vine video app got a small but significant update yesterday: the ability (on iOS only for now) to import videos stored on your iPhone and turn them into six-second clips for sharing via Vine. Previously, clips...
August 25, 2014
Yahoo and Tor: a tale of two artists revealing new music
Taylor Swift and Aphex Twin are making new music. No, not together, sadly. But both revealed their next moves yesterday, making for an interesting contrast. Swift used a 30-minute livestream on Yahoo to announce plans for...
August 21, 2014
Sony has sold 10m PlayStation 4 consoles so far
Sony announced a new milestone for its PlayStation 4 console yesterday: 10m sales. And that’s proper sales – units in the hands of consumers – rather than shipments that may be still sitting on the shelves of retailers....
August 18, 2014
Spotify’s Daniel Ek: ‘The more people play, the more likely they are to pay’
You’ll have hopefully seen our alert yesterday about Spotify’s latest milestones: 10m paying subscribers and 40m active users. CEO Daniel Ek gave a sprinkling of interviews alongside the announcement, including...
July 30, 2014
Pandora appoints former Columbia Records exec as VP of industry relations
Personal radio service Pandora has plenty of work to do with its relations with the music industry, having become one of the villains of choice for artists, songwriters and publishers in recent years. Remedying that is now...
July 24, 2014
YouTube creator liaison Bing Chen leaves company with advice on community
Bing Chen is YouTube’s global creator development and management lead – a key position in helping to build its thriving community of YouTubers, many of whom sit well outside the existing creative industries. Well,...
July 9, 2014
Twitter’s Q1 saw it grow to 255m active users, generating $250m of revenues
Twitter announced its latest financial results last night, reporting revenue of $250m and a net loss of $132m for the quarter, up respectively from $114.3m and $27m in Q1 last year. Twitter averaged 255m monthly active users...
July 2, 2014
Vic Gundotra leaves Google, sparking speculation of Google+ downgrade
Google SVP Vic Gundotra announced yesterday that he’s leaving the company, sparking instant speculation about the likely impact for Google+, the social initiative he had been spearheading. “This is a group of...
July 1, 2014