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Google facing new antitrust investigation in Europe, over Android

Indie label bodies WIN and Impala are hoping the European Commission will investigate YouTube over its licensing practices, but parent company Google already has one major regulatory investigation in Europe to contend with,...
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Spotify’s VP of Europe Chris Maples leaves for pastures new

Spotify’s European boss Chris Maples has left the company. The ad industry veteran joined the streaming service in April 2011 as its UK managing director and European sales director, before being promoted to VP, Europe...
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Google sets aside $100m to invest in European startups

Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures, is setting up shop in Europe, with an initial $100m to invest in startups from the continent. “Our goal is simple: we want to invest in the best ideas from the best European...
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Demi Lovato’s next European tour to be driven by Shazam tagging data

Shazam’s latest big music data partnership is with an artist, Demi Lovato, with the claim that her upcoming European tour will be planned around cities where she’s most popular with users of Shazam’s app....
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Spotify’s Kevin Brown predicts service will overtake iTunes in Europe

Once upon a time, Spotify executives were wary of publicly comparing the streaming service’s prospects to Apple’s iTunes – not least because Apple was a key distribution platform for its mobile app. In recent...
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EC hauls in Apple and Google to discuss in-app purchases

The European Commission is investigating the booming industry for ‘free-to-play’ mobile games
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Tesla chooses Rdio over Spotify for in-car integration in Europe

Electric vehicle maker Tesla has announced a deal to integrate streaming music service Rdio into its dashboard in Europe, matching an
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Rara expands Euro in-car partnership with BMW

Streaming music service Rara has expanded its partnership with BMW in Europe, making its in-car version available.
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Music Ally Report 332 – Around the world: digital music in 2013

To mark the last Music Ally Report of the year (the final Sandbox will run next Wednesday), we have looked at the key trends in digital music in the main regions around the world. The growth of digital is happening at different...
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Windows Phone continues to climb in Europe

It may be time to stop seeing Microsoft's Windows Phone as a minor player in the smartphone market.
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IDC warns of smartphones slowdown in Europe

A warning if you're taking smartphone growth for granted: in Western Europe, there's been a slowdown in smartphone shipments according to IDC.
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Spotify inks in-car deal with Ford for US and Europe

Spotify is the latest digital music service getting into cars – in this case via a partnership with Ford to make Spotify's smartphone apps work with the carmaker's Sync AppLink platform.