Tag: mobile apps

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StreamSquid hopes to revive Grooveshark – but with legal music

We’re starting to lose count of the number of ‘new Groovesharks’ since the controversial streaming service shut down earlier this year. Many have tried to revive the Grooveshark name, but a new venture called StreamSquid...
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Twitter’s Project Lightning will curate tweets from events

Twitter is working on something big called Project Lightning, which is due to make its debut within the social network’s mobile apps later this year. BuzzFeed got the first details: “Project Lightning will bring event-based...
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Twitter video now embeddable, but what’s up with Meerkat?

Twitter recently launched native video features for people to shoot, edit and share clips from its mobile apps. What you couldn’t do was subsequently embed those videos elsewhere on the web. You can now, through an ‘Embed...
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Twitter now helps brands target ads based on app installs

Twitter caused a minor kerfuffle last month when it emerged that its mobile app was tracking other apps installed by users. Now it’s explained what that means for advertisers, with the launch of “tailored audiences from...
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Pandora’s mobile apps get more personalisation

Yo dawg, I heard you like personal radio apps, so I put more personalisation in your personal radio app… Yes, Pandora has published its latest update to its Android and iOS apps, with a button for every station providing...
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MTV and MusicQubed team up for MTV Trax app

British music startup MusicQubed has another high-profile client: MTV. The latter has launched its new MTV Trax mobile music service, just in time for its EMA awards show in Glasgow this weekend. It follows in the footsteps...
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Buddybounce launches iPhone ‘fan club’ app

We’ve been aware of BuddyBounce since 2013, when the startup pitched as part of an EMI Innovation Challenge event that we organised (Bulletin, 18-Feb-13). The pitch then was for “a loyalty and engagement platform...
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Robbie Williams taps Upfront for subscription-based mobile app

Robbie Williams is the latest musician to test in-app subscriptions in a mobile app. Robbie Williams Official launched last week for iOS, promising “the ultimate digital destination for fans who want to go backstage...
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Pandora testing video ads for ‘Sponsored Listening’

Pandora is testing a new ad format, Sponsored Listening, which enables people to listen to an hour of ad-free music if they watch a video ad first. Fox and Sony PlayStation are the first brands to test it out, according to...
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We Are Hunted co-founder returns with Wonder.fm discovery site

A grid of streaming songs organised as a chart based on online buzz? Sounds familiar… We Are Hunted’s charts led to the startup being acquired by Twitter to work on its ill-fated Twitter #music app, but now the...
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Blinkbox passes 1bn streams in the UK from ‘very casual’ listeners

British streaming music service Blinkbox has passed the 1bn streams milestone that it was nearing earlier this year (Bulletin, 24-Jun-14). The company told the Evening Standard that 95% of its users are accessing it from...
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JoyTunes raises $5m to make more educational music apps

We’ve been writing about Israeli startup JoyTunes since 2012, when it first showed off its plans to teach people to play musical instruments through microphone-accessing mobile apps (Bulletin, 13-Jun-12). The company...