Tag: mobile

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Bloom.fm reaches 100k users in the UK

Mobile music app Bloom.fm has been tried by 100k people since its iPhone-only launch in the UK three months ago, the company announced this weekend
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iOS and Android users spend 80% of their time in apps

Mobile analytics firm Flurry has published its latest data on how people are using iOS and Android devices.
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A few reasons why ‘mobile-first’ is a buzz-phrase for the music biz

"Mobile-first" has been a phrase worth dropping in startup and investor circles for some time now – a blog post titled Mobile First Web Second by Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson in September 2010 being the first time...
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Pandora caps mobile usage at 40 hours a month

Pandora is introducing a 40-hour monthly cap on free mobile listening, although it says the change will affect less than 4% of its monthly active listeners (meaning around 2.6m people out of 65.5m active listeners).
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Slow start for EE’s UK 4G service, as rivals prepare for launch

EE added 201k net contract customers in Q4 2012, down from 313k a year before, meaning customers aren't exactly flocking to 4G.
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NPD report shows core PC activities going mobile

There's a widespread awareness that people with smartphones and tablets are doing more stuff on those devices that they used to do on PCs.
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Nokia financials reveal operating profit as Symbian bows out

Nokia posted its latest quarterly financial results yesterday, revealing $10.7bn in net sales and an operating profit of $584m for the final quarter of 2012.
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The near-future is mobile for Universal Music UK

Several members of Universal Music UK's digital team have been brainstorming their expectations for 2013, laying out some of their ideas in a blog post.
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Rhapsody starts selling $5 monthly subscriptions on MetroPCS

The $10 monthly rate for music subscription services on mobile phones has become a standard, but now US service Rhapsody is trying a cheaper model
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Gartner predicts $11.4bn of mobile advertising revenues in 2013

Tech industry analyst Gartner has published its latest forecasts for mobile advertising spend – a topic of considerable interest to many music rightholders keen to explore more ad-supported music models.
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60% of Songkick signups now come from its mobile apps

Songkick had more than 7m monthly active users by the end of 2012, but it seems a big chunk of its growth is now fuelled by its mobile apps.
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Music Ally Report 309 – Welcome to 2013

Welcome to the first Music Ally Report of 2013 where we plant a flag (or, rather, several flags) in the ground and pinpoint the themes and trends that we feel will shape and define the coming year.