2018 is a happy new year for Amazon and smart speakers
With Apple’s HomePod delayed to 2018, Amazon’s Echo range enjoyed a merry Christmas in 2017 “with tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices sold worldwide”. That’s according to its year-end press release, with...
January 2, 2018
LG’s new V30 smartphone will include MQA technology
Hi-res audio firm MQA’s latest hardware partnership is with LG, which is preparing to launch its new V30 Android smartphone. “The LG V30 also includes technology from partner company MQA Ltd. that facilitates high...
August 29, 2017
LG launches Hub Robot to compete with Amazon Echo
The two key trends at the CES tech show this year appear to be Amazon putting its Alexa voice assistant in other companies’ devices; and other companies launching their own Echo-style smart speakers. Falling into both...
January 10, 2017
Facebook doubles down on virtual reality with ‘social VR’ team
The Mobile World Congress show is underway in Barcelona, and virtual reality is already one of the hot topics. That’s thanks in part to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg popping up in actual reality at Samsung’s pre-show...
February 22, 2016
Rdio pushes further into the connected home at CES
CES continues in Las Vegas, and in amid the drones, 3D printers and curvy televisions is some digital music news. Rdio, for example, had a flurry of announcements about its partnerships with consumer electronics companies,...
January 20, 2015
LoveLive launches live-music TV app and prepares to raise $20m-$25m in funding
British startup LoveLive has made its name as a B2B partner for major labels, the BPI and Vevo, shooting gigs and live sessions for distribution as online videos. However, the company is building its consumer-facing business...
July 26, 2014
Deezer strikes smart-TV deals with Samsung, LG and Toshiba
Deezer has inked deals with Samsung, LG and Toshiba to make itself available on their connected TVs.
February 7, 2013
LG launching LG Cloud storage service including music
LG is the latest consumer electronics firm to launch its own cloud storage service, with the admirably down-to-earth title of LG Cloud.
May 1, 2012
New smartphones from HTC, Sony, Samsung and LG
Music Ally is on the ground at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which officially kicks off today. Actually, a number of manufacturers showed off their new handsets yesterday though.
February 27, 2012
LG, Sharp and Philips looking to standardise connected-TV apps
Three TV manufacturers have teamed up in an effort to set standards for connected-TV applications. LG, Sharp and Philips are hoping to "define common technical requirements for their Smart TV", making it easier for developers...
September 2, 2011
LG underwhelmed by Windows Phone 7 popularity so far
LG was one of the key handset manufacturer partners for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 smartphone OS last year, so it should have a good idea of how popular it's been.
January 17, 2011