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Facebook launching Video Metrics for Page owners

Videos have been part of Facebook for a long time now, but in recent months the feature has been kicked up a notch: for example with the self-playing videos in the social network’s timeline. Now Facebook is launching...
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ROK Mobile launches in the US, but only for a few people

We’ve been covering mobile firm ROK’s plans to launch a music-focused mobile operator – well, a virtual one, an MVNO – in the US this summer. On Friday, it went live, sort of. GigaOm reports that ROK Mobile...
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Vevo launches in Mexico after country ‘exploded’ on YouTube

Vevo has launched officially in Mexico, after noting a significant uptick in YouTube views of music videos there. “Mexico certainly in the last year has really exploded in terms of views on Youtube,” CEO Rio Caraeff...
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Cumulus reveals plans for new ad-supported Rdio features this summer

Reports that Rdio is launching a “new” ad-supported tier later this year are puzzling, given that in January 2014, it went free on the web in the US with “in-stream messaging” (Bulletin, 17-Jan-14)....
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Lollapalooza festival gets into RFID wristbands for Lolla Cashless

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has been used at a number of festivals around the world, for paperless tickets through to cashless payments on-site. Now the Lollapalooza festival in the US is launching a...
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WiMP opens up with new web player and sample clips for all

Scandinavian streaming service WiMP has launched a new web player, following a well-trodden path by rivals like Spotify, Deezer and Rdio of being available in web browsers rather than just as a dedicated desktop client. In...
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Twitter launches mobile app promotion feature

Facebook’s mobile app install ads – which promote apps within the news feeds of its users on their mobiles, with tap-to-download buttons – have been a big success for the social network and for developers alike....
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Spotify launches its latest ‘Landmark’ profile: for Nas’ Illmatic album

Last year, Spotify launched a new series of web features called Spotify Landmark, promising to tell “the story behind some of the greatest moments in music, told by the people who made them” (Bulletin, 19-Sep-13)....
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Soundrop launches Android app in beta

It's early days for social-listening app Soundrop on Android: while it launched an app on the Google Play store yesterday, it's currently a beta
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Blur’s new singles available on iTunes, YouTube and Spotify

Yesterday saw the online debut of two new tracks from Britpop veterans Blur, initially promoted on Twitter as promised.
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Spotify: “piracy is bigger in New Zealand than it is in Australia”

Launches in Australia and New Zealand earlier this month have brought Spotify into 15 markets globally and The Music Network has spoken with Kate Vale, the company's head of Australasian operations.