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Students’ Apple Music web player has attracted nearly 200k users

Apple Music doesn’t (yet) have a web-player version of its service: for now it’s native apps for the various Apple devices, plus PCs and Android. Now four students from the University of Kent in the UK are trying to plug...
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Spotify playlists the focus for 2018 RecSys Challenge

Spotify already has a feature suggesting songs that might fit with a user’s playlist, to speed up the process of creating them. The streaming service clearly sees potential for improvement though, as its involvement...
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Developers can now make money from (some) Spotify apps

Spotify’s mobile SDK has historically had one rather important restriction: developers couldn’t make money for them by charging or selling ads. That’s now changed. Well, sort of. “We are pleased to announce that we’ve...
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Facebook’s mobile Like button now live for developers

Earlier this year, Facebook trailed plans for a mobile Like button, which developers would be able to use within their iOS and Android apps. The idea: people playing games could Like that game or its developer’s Facebook...
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Mobile games firms want star licences, but will the deals add up?

Have you played Kim Kardashian: Hollywood yet? If you’re involved in digital music marketing and/or artist management, you probably should. The mobile game has been a runaway success on iOS and Android, sparking (admittedly...
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Microsoft tempts third-party developers with Xbox Music affiliation offers

Microsoft has opened up its Xbox Music API for third-party developers, with the aim of getting people to start creating apps on various devices that tie in to its streaming music service. It includes access to the service’s...
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Startup Dice plans to ‘overhaul’ ticketing for music, entertainment and sports

London already has its fair share of disruptive live-music startups – Songkick being the obvious example – but another one is set to make its debut later this month. It’s called Dice, and it’s come to our...
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Is Facebook now an ‘undesirable platform’ for startups?

Online marketing entrepreneur Andrew Chen's blog post on Why Developers are Leaving the Facebook Platform is an essential read today, although it will make uncomfortable reading within the social network.
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Tomahawk launches an API

Tomahawk has now an API providing its multi-source music player to other developers, enabling them to add it into their own websites and apps using a few lines of code.
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ShareMyPlaylists launches API for developers

Spotify-focused music community ShareMyPlaylists has been going since 2009, and now has a collection of 120k playlists and 1.5m unique monthly visitors.
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25 developers take 50% of iOS/Android US app revenues

Analyst firm Canalys has put out some new estimates for how US app revenues are being carved up on iOS and Android.
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25 developers take 50% of iOS/Android US app revenues

Analyst firm Canalys claims that in the first 20 days of November, 25 developers hoovered up 50% of app revenue in Apple and Google's stores.