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Snapchat going mainstream as parents start snapping

Poor the young millennials. After a good few years having Snapchat to themselves, they’re now seeing their parents flock to the social app.
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Line IPO could raise more than $1bn for social network

Japanese messaging app Line is preparing for its delayed IPO on the Tokyo and New York stock exchanges. The company has announced that it will price its IPO at between $26.50 and $31.50 a share, potentially raising as...
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Snapchat redesign gives Discover section more priority

Snapchat’s latest update gives much more priority to its Discover section of branded videos and articles, which have now been placed right at the top of its Stories screen. Previously, users had to swipe twice to browse...
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Apple tipped to push music buyers towards subscriptions

Today’s Apple Music speculation comes to you via the Wall Street Journal, which has some more titbits on what Apple may be announcing next week at its WWDC conference. It pegs the price at $10 a month rather than the lower...
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YouTube revenues reached $4bn in 2014 claims report

How much money did YouTube make in 2014? $4bn of revenues but no profit according to the Wall Street Journal, which cites two sources for the figures. The piece claims that YouTube is currently running at “roughly break-even”...
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SoundCloud tipped for $150m funding round

It may be less than a year since SoundCloud took $60m in new funding, but according to the Wall Street Journal, it may be returning to VCs for an even bigger round. In fact, it suggests SoundCloud is in talks to raise $150m...
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iTunes music sales down ’13% to 14% worldwide’ this year

The Wall Street Journal has been sparking plenty of gossip since Friday, when it published a piece claiming that “music sales at Apple’s iTunes Store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year”. Not...
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Facebook may be a new home for YouTube’s top MCNs

Interesting news from the Wall Street Journal, which claims Facebook has been in talks with some of YouTube’s top multi-channel networks to bring their content to the social network. The report suggests Maker Studios...
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Did Google try to buy Spotify? Wall Street Journal and Recode disagree

We reported yesterday on news that a pair of Google execs are joining Spotify in advisory roles, and mischievously linked it to an SEC filing late last year when Google said it had “pursued but discontinued a potential...
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Twitter plans 15 new ad types

The need to turn Twitter into a financially viable platform is a pressing one, especially given it is eight years old and has yet to turn a profit.
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Amazon denies speculation that it’s working on a free streaming music service

Amazon denies speculation that it's working on a free streaming music service
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Amazon to use streaming service to drive MP3 sales

More details about Amazon’s streaming service linked to Amazon Prime