Tag: social networks
Russia may crack down on social-network piracy
It’s probably a good time for Russian social network vKontakte to have sorted its licensing deals with music labels. Why? The Russian government is reportedly planning a new crackdown on piracy through social networks.
August 11, 2016
Periscope adds Facebook but latter opens up live video too
The headline for the latest update to Twitter’s live-video app Periscope is the addition of landscape mode, enabling people to hold their smartphones horizontally for proper widescreen filming. Good news for the purists...
September 11, 2015
Facebook is building shops into Facebook Pages
We’ve seen several spikes in hype around the idea of social commerce: people buying products (music, tickets and artist merch included) through social networks like Twitter and Facebook. The hype has often turned out to...
July 16, 2015
Eventbrite claims ‘streaming drives concert attendance’
Fans have been able to buy concert tickets through streaming services for some time now, but hard data on whether lots of them do has been thin on the ground. Now ticketing provider Eventbrite is talking up the links between...
July 16, 2015
Twitter and Facebook growing as a news source for Americans
The idea of Twitter and Facebook as news gatekeepers has been talked about widely in the media industry, but now the US-based Pew Research Center has put some figures to it. Its recent survey of more than 2,000 American adults...
July 15, 2015
Shazam hopes its artist profiles will increase ad revenues
We reported last week on Shazam’s latest music initiative: signing up the likes of Pitbull, Calvin Harris and One Direction to maintain official profiles within its app, with fans able to follow them. Now executive chairman...
July 6, 2015
Latest advertising forecasts: social networks and mobile
There’s never a shortage of estimates and forecasts for ad revenues, and they don’t always agree. Reserve the usual pinch of salt – but also the usual interest – for the latest claims from Strategy Analytics and eMarketer...
April 9, 2015
Facebook adds ability to subscribe to events, including music
Facebook has a new feature that could be useful to musicians: a “Subscribe” button for events posted on the social networks. It’s hosted within the events section of all pages on Facebook according to TechCrunch, offering...
March 31, 2015
Squidlle wants to bring together social networks and music
Squidlle? As startup names go, it’s not one of the better ones. The concept that it’s touting is interesting though: an app that aggregates all a user’s social networks, as well as streaming music and other digital...
March 24, 2015
Guvera takes on the US with Fradio app
Streaming service Guvera has a new offshoot: an iOS and Android app called Fradio, which launched this week at SXSW. The company is pitching it as “your own personal radio station, run live from your phone”, with users...
March 19, 2015
Backplane rebrands as Place and opens up to ‘everyone’
Well-funded startup Backplane made a name for itself by creating own-brand social networks for big stars – notably Lady Gaga, whose Little Monsters community launched its platform. Guns’n’Roses were later another band...
February 26, 2015
Social music app Mindie gets locked out of Snapchat
Messaging app Snapchat is on a drive to stop people using unofficial clients to access its service, after the ‘Snappening’ hack last year that saw thousands of private photos and videos leaked. That’s having a knock-on...
February 11, 2015