Beatport president sees dance music pioneering new digital rights
Beatport’s new president Lloyd Star has been talking about the recent controversy around EDM star Kaskade and SoundCloud, and the rights issues around mix sets and mash-ups. “It’s interesting how electronic music...
July 24, 2014
Yahoo snaps up mobile ads/analytics firm Flurry for $200m-$300m
We’ve regularly written about mobile firm Flurry over the last five years: it regularly publishes data harvested from the apps that use its analytics service, to help people understand trends in the app market. Yesterday,...
July 22, 2014
Pew report digs into the implications of the Internet of Things
If you’ve ever seen the buzzphrase ‘Internet of Things’ and wondered what it means, a new report from Pew Research lays down a definition, of sorts: “A global, immersive, invisible, ambient networked...
July 18, 2014
Geek Wave hi-res music player bags $1.3m of Indiegogo crowdfunding
PonoMusic isn’t the only technology startup raising money from the crowd for a high-resolution music player. A company called LH Labs has just completed its campaign on Indiegogo, raising $1.3m for a “no-compromise...
July 15, 2014
Sonos rolls out its redesigned iOS and Android app
In March this year, connected hi-fi firm Sonos announced plans for a big redesign of its iOS and Android apps, with a slinkier interface and new universal search feature to look for artists and songs across all its partner...
July 11, 2014
Pinterest starts selling ‘promoted pins’ in first advertising drive
Image-focused social media service Pinterest has never made any money, but that’s about to change. After a trial of “promoted pins” the company is ready to start selling them to advertisers, with the likes...
July 10, 2014
London’s Copyright and Technology event gets major new speakers
This October will see the return of the Copyright and Technology: London conference for its third consecutive year. Taking place on 1 October 2014, the event will feature presentations and debates on all things copyright,...
July 10, 2014
Shakira bags T-Mobile as sponsor for her new app
Shakira has a new iPhone app out this week, which has a few twists beyond the usual news + videos + social media fare. For starters, the app is sponsored by T-Mobile (the US arm, we’re assuming), with prominent branding...
July 9, 2014
The $20 Android smartphone is coming this year
As the maker of processors for a range of mobile devices, ARM has a good view of the evolving smartphone market. figures presented at its Tech Day for journalists and analysts threw up one important stat: the $20 smartphone....
July 8, 2014
Lollapalooza festival gets into RFID wristbands for Lolla Cashless
Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has been used at a number of festivals around the world, for paperless tickets through to cashless payments on-site. Now the Lollapalooza festival in the US is launching a...
July 2, 2014
Spotify won’t be a P2P company much longer
One of Spotify’s most notable achievements since its launch has been reminding the music industry that peer-to-peer (P2P) technology isn’t JUST about piracy: it’s a way of delivering content as quickly and...
June 26, 2014
Former Hulu boss Jason Kilar launching new startup: Vessel
The former CEO of online video service Hulu, Jason Kilar, is working on a new startup. It’s called Vessel, and yesterday Kilar published a few hints at its plans – backed by a reported $75m of funding from VC firms...
June 25, 2014