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Google Home Hub to compete with Echo Show and Facebook Portal

We’re going to have to find a new name that isn’t ‘smart speakers’ to cover devices that include a screen: answers on a postcard, please! Hot on the heels of Facebook Portal, Google unveiled its latest smart-home...
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Google+ to shut down after Google reveals user-data leak

It seems a long time since Music Ally was writing articles about what the Google+ social network might mean for music marketing. Google stopped promoting it as a social network some time ago, although Google+ lived on. Not...
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Google adds music features to its Google Maps app

If there’s a list of ‘things the music industry would like Google to do with music’ it’s fair to say ‘adding it to Google Maps’ wasn’t a high priority. Still, that’s exactly what the company has done, as part...
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Google, Yandex and Mail.ru have ‘discussed’ anti-piracy database

Reports of Google and Russian technology companies sitting down to discuss a database of copyright-infringing content is guaranteed to make the western music industry’s ears prick up. TorrentFreak has the details of meetings...
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Google beefs up its music-recognition skills with Sound Search improvements

It looks like Apple’s acquisition of Shazam will soon go through, having been approved by European regulators. That will in turn spark more discussion of what the deal means for rivals: not just Apple Music’s rivals like...
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Anti-touting campaigners call for Google to restrict Viagogo ads

The debate about secondary-ticketing website Viagogo continues in the UK, where anti-touting campaigners have published an open letter to Google asking it to crack down on the company’s search advertisements. The letter...
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UK broadcasters call for more regulation of internet firms

In a year of enhanced scrutiny of internet companies, the latest example is a group of British broadcasters lobbying for Facebook, Google and Twitter to face more regulation by a new watchdog created specifically for the...
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Debate ramps up about Apple and Google’s app-store cuts

We wrote yesterday about the news that Netflix was testing ditching the option for people to pay for its subscription via in-app purchases on iOS – and broke the news that Spotify had quietly removed that option for its...
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China is fastest-growing smart-speaker market says Canalys

Amid a flurry of reports on the growth of the smart-speaker market, research firm Canalys has offered a different angle: it says that China is now the fastest-growing market for these devices. “Despite strong growth...
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Amazon still leads in smart speakers; but Google is really snapping at its heels

It’s not going to surprise anyone that in the latest totting up of smart speaker shipments Amazon’s Echo is leading the pack. The latest numbers come from Strategy Analytics, looking at the smart speaker market globally...
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Where do you go to, my lovely? Google knows

An investigation by Association Press claims that Google services on both Android devices and iPhones are still logging users’ movements – even if they believe they have switched tracking permissions off. AP has had...
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Google launches Cameos app for celebrity Q&As

Google has a brand new app that musicians might be interested in. It’s called Cameos on Google, and promises to be a way for celebrities (artists included) to answer the burning questions of their fans. “Cameos on...