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Tinder’s parent company battles Google over in-app billing

Apple has soaked up much of the criticism (and lawsuits / regulatory scrutiny) over its approach to app-store billing, but Google is no bystander.
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Bandcamp at centre of dispute between Epic Games and Google

If you'd told us that Bandcamp's acquisition by Epic Games would lead to an argument with a tech giant, our money would have been on Apple.
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Spotify on board for Google’s new ‘user choice billing’

Why do we think a post on Google's official Android Developers Blog about 'user choice billing' is of interest for the music industry?
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EU’s Digital Markets Act could focus on €75bn tech firms

The European Union has been working on its Digital Markets Act – the latest legislation attempting to regulate big technology companies – for some time.
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Google Arts & Culture launches a Bob Marley online archive

The online exhibition of Bob Marley artifacts, produced with Tuff Gong, includes biographical content and more than 2,500 images – many of them previously unseen.
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Google wins (again) in Genius song-lyrics legal battle

Google has emerged as the winner in a legal battle with lyrics database Genius that has been running since late 2019.
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Google has bought four audio startups in the last 15 months

What is Google up to in the audio hardware space? Tech site Protocol has been digging into four acquisitions made by the tech giant in the last 15 months.
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Motown Records and Google team up for new creator program

The 'Creator Program Supported by Google' seeks to "find and fund the next outstanding woman content creator, videographer, or creative producer/director".
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YouTube advertising revenues grew by 46% to $28.8bn in 2021

YouTube and Google's parent company Alphabet published its latest financial results yesterday, including figures for the growth of YouTube's advertising business.
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Issa Rae and Google to support women of colour in music

Hollywood star Issa Rae recently made headlines with an interview in which she criticised the music industry.
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Google chips in to AudioMob’s $14m Series A funding round

Mobile advertising startup AudioMob, which has run campaigns for a number of artists and labels, has raised a $14m round of Series A funding. The round was led by investment firms Makers Fund and Lightspeed Venture Partners,...
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Google’s new Pixel Pass subscription includes YouTube Music

Google unveiled its Pixel Pass plan yesterday, as part of the press event launching its latest own-brand Android smartphones.