Vivendi boss says music is ’at the heart of our strategy’
There have been persistent rumours of companies wanting to buy Universal Music Group, fuelled by parent company Vivendi’s recent flurry of divestments in other areas. However, Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine isn’t biting,...
March 18, 2015
Yes, there really are rumours that Apple is making a car
An Apple car? It certainly won’t have windows. You’ll have to recharge its battery by 5pmevery day. Its Apple Maps satnav system will take you to the wrong places… So many jokes. Yet the speculation that Apple is working...
February 17, 2015
Latest rumours predict $7.99-a-month price for rebranded Beats
Drip… drip… drip… Time for the latest leak on Apple’s plans for streaming service Beats Music, courtesy of 9 to 5 Mac’s Mark Gurman – whose sources within Apple are a.) good and b.) not sanctioned by the company....
February 5, 2015
More details emerge on Twitter’s ad and video plans
2015 is going to be an important year for Twitter, and not just because of persistent rumours that the company’s CEO Dick Costolo could be on his way out. The Wall Street Journal published new details on one of Twitter’s...
January 20, 2015
TalkTalk buys Blinkbox but music service’s fate unknown
As rumoured, British ISP TalkTalk has acquired digital entertainment brand Blinkbox from supermarket chain Tesco, but the deal only includes the Blinkbox movies service. Blinkbox Music and Blinkbox Books remain owned by Tesco,...
January 20, 2015
Now Samsung may be working on its own YouTube rival
There have been persistent rumours that Yahoo is planning to launch a YouTube rival soon, focusing on ad-supported shortform video. Now it seems Samsung has similar ambitions. According to tech news site The Information,...
November 18, 2014
Yahoo’s new YouTube may be… Tumblr?
Rumours have been bubbling for several months now that Yahoo wants to take on YouTube in the online video space, including poaching some of its biggest stars. One of the questions sparked by this is whether this would happen...
October 11, 2014
YouTube MCN Fullscreen tipped for majority-stake sale to Otter Media
As one of the biggest YouTube multi-channel networks, Fullscreen has been sparking acquisition rumours ever since Disney agreed to buy its rival Maker Studios in a deal that could reach $950m. The latest report on Fullscreen...
July 24, 2014
After the Apple/Beats rumours, time for the speculation
We enjoyed Dr Dre’s drunken video on Friday in which he appeared to confirm the Apple/Beats rumours: “The first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the motherf***ing west coast,” as he put it. Apple,...
July 9, 2014
SoundCloud adds city details to its analytics
SoundCloud is the latest digital music service sharing more geographical data with artists, after adding city details to its analytics system. “Ever wondered which cities your tracks are most popular in? Question answered,...
July 2, 2014
Twitter may supplant Ping as iTunes’ social layer
The companies plans reportedly involve "more deeply melding Twitter and iTunes" as Apple prepared to dispatch its own Ping to the dumper later this year.
August 2, 2012