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Skype launches new ‘add-in’ to play music from Spotify

Spotify’s latest integration with another digital service is an interesting one: it’s with internet-comms app Skype. For now, the integration will be restricted to people running the version of Skype that previews new...
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Sandbox Issue 196: Try Switching it online and offline again

Lead: Reports of the death of offline marketing spend are, to paraphrase Mark Twain, greatly exaggerated. TV spend is hanging in there and billboard spend is now a key part of “statement” campaigns – counterintuitively...
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Campaigns: Play Double Deutsche With a Pro – Sandbox 156

Only those with a very long memory are likely to recall Now Play It from way back in 2007. For those who have forgotten (or never knew in the first place), it was an EMI initiative offering music tuition videos from the...
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New comms app Wire includes SoundCloud support

Janus Friis should be a name familiar to Music Ally readers: he co-founded Kazaa, Skype, Joost and Rdio, among other tech firms. The latest project that he’s involved with isn’t directly music-related, but there is an...
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The Skype girls

Erstwhile Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has been signed up by Skype as it looks to distinguish itself from Google Hangouts as a celebrity
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Skype launches ‘Ones to Watch’ music promotion with Live Nation

This is interesting: a customer email from Skype yesterday promising "You + Skype + music's brightest new bands"
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Will.I.Am: ‘The state of the music industry is delusional!’

Bagging Will.I.Am for a Midem keynote was a coup, even if the chosen delivery method – a Skype video-call – had its downside in occasional audio glitches.
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BitTorrent traffic on the rise in North America

Broadband firm Sandvine has published its latest web traffic report, claiming a 40% rise in BitTorrent traffic in North America over the last six months.
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Musician sings for cash on Skype

Call it an intimate online gig or bespoke busking if you like: singer/songwriter Denison Witmer is playing songs for individual fans on Skype video calls, and charging $25 a go.
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Webcam music lessons starting to take off

The New York Times has an interesting article about the growth of remote-learning music lessons, thanks to webcams and software like Skype.
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Alice Cooper and Boyz II Men get Skype e-cards promotion

Skype? Christmas cards? Alice Cooper?! This would count as one of the more leftfield digital marketing campaigns of 2011, but it's certainly interesting.
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Rdio gets a new TV/film-focused sibling, Vdio

This isn't directly a music story, but it's interesting to see the entrepreneurs behind Rdio make a move into the online TV and films space. Kazaa/Skype/Rdio co-founder Janus Friis is the man behind new service Vdio, with...