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UK comms regulator set to examine the smart speakers market

British communications and media regulator Ofcom is training its sights on the tech giants again, with a new market study.
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Google may challenge Dolby Atmos with a new 3D audio format

Dolby's Atmos 3D-audio format has been gaining a lot of momentum in music thanks to its adoption by Apple Music, Amazon Music and Tencent Music's QQ Music among others.
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Google lets more companies sign up for ‘user choice billing’

Apple and Google have both been under pressure to remove some of their barriers for developers who want to bill their users directly.
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Sonos and Google’s legal battle gets a couple more lawsuits

It's more than two and a half years since Sonos first sued Google alleging patent infringement, but the legal battle shows no signs of cooling down.
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Google allows alternative Android billing systems in Europe

Google and Apple continue to face pressure around how (or indeed whether) they allow apps to use alternative payment systems to their own.
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Creative AIs and music in 2022: startups, artists and key questions

From the 1950s onwards, there have been researchers exploring algorithmic composition using computers around the world.
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More developments in Google and Apple’s app store policies

Google and Apple have been under pressure over how they manage their app stores, with a campaign for changes led by Spotify and Epic Games.
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Artists and companies respond to overturning of Roe v. Wade

A previous leak meant that the US supreme court's ruling on Friday overturning the Roe v. Wade case protecting women's abortion rights did not come as a surprise.
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TikTok, Twitch and Google back new EC disinformation code

The toughened-up code of practice on disinformation is based on the lessons learned from Covid-19 and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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CMA publishes final report on Apple and Google’s apps policies

UK competition regulator the CMA is emerging as a notable player in the ongoing debates (and potential crackdowns) on how Apple and Google run their app stores.
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Google’s Pixel smartphones get a music video creation feature

Google is adding an interesting new music-focused feature to its Pixel range of Android smartphones.
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Bandcamp keeps its existing Android payment system for now

Bandcamp is stuck in the middle of the latest in-app purchases dispute between Epic Games and Google, but for now its billing system will continue on Android.