Tag: mobile

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Music Ally Report: Mobile Streams

Our lead: With full-track mobile music downloads failing to take off as the industry had hoped, could streaming be the answer? The buzz around Spotify’s iPhone application suggests that it could. The only question now is...
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NTT unveils the world’s first flute-phone

That's right, a flute-phone. Because what mobile users really, REALLY want is a mobile handset that can turn itself into a two-piece flute.
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Spotify shows off Android mobile app at Google I/O event

Spotify has made no secret of the fact that it's working on mobile applications to access its streaming music service, but here's the first video of how they'll actually look.Spotify has released the footage...
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Spotify was ‘inspired by the Pirate Bay’

At Music Ally we were thrilled when we heard that Daniel Ek, the founder of Spotify, had accepted our invitation to speak at The Great Escape festival in Brighton at the weekend. He didn't disappoint.Ek chatted openly...
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Mexico big for mobile music

We covered Mexico recently in the Music Ally Report, but the New York Times had an interesting piece on Friday looking at mobile music there too.
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Spotify reveals mobile plans: iPhone, Android, S60…

Streaming music service Spotify is growing rapidly in Europe via its downloadable PC client, but mobile appears to be the next frontier.
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Android gets Guitar Hero World Tour mobile game

Hands-On Mobile has launched Guitar Hero World Tour as a game for Android handsets, following its success on other mobile devices.
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eMarketer predicts $1.5 billion of ad-funded mobile music revenues by 2013

We're all going to be rich from adverts after all! Maybe. At least, eMarketer is predicting that ad-supported mobile music will grow from $42 million last year to $116 million this year, and will reach $1.5 billion by...
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Verizon Wireless to offer Rhapsody America to mobile customers

We wrote yesterday about Rhapsody America's launch of a DRM-free digital music store, but simultaneously the company was striking a deal with US mobile operator Verizon Wireless, which will be offering Rhapsody to its...
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Social networking going mobile in the UK

New research from Nielsen Mobile claims that 1.7% of all UK mobile subscribers – about 812,000 people – visited a social networking website using their phone in the first quarter of 2008. However, when you consider...