Tag: wider angles

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eMarketer breaks down US digital-video advertising predictions

Research firm eMarketer has published its latest predictions for digital video advertising in the US, which includes a new number for YouTube. “This year, YouTube will generate $3.36 billion in net US video ad revenues,...
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Study outlines internet-access growth in sub-Saharan Africa

The music industry’s excitement about the potential of countries in sub-Saharan Africa is underpinned by the awareness that internet access – particularly through smartphones – is growing rapidly in those markets. Now...
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Google+ to shut down after Google reveals user-data leak

It seems a long time since Music Ally was writing articles about what the Google+ social network might mean for music marketing. Google stopped promoting it as a social network some time ago, although Google+ lived on. Not...
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European Parliament approves video-streaming local-content quota

The European Parliament has voted in favour of new rules for ‘audiovisual media services’ – meaning broadcasters but also on-demand video platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Facebook. The...
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Snapchat hopes new strategy will make it profitable in 2019

If you have some time on your hands this morning, there’s a 6,500-word internal memo from Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel to read, after it leaked to (and was published in full by) tech-news site Cheddar. It’s something of...
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New study explores the clout of modern ‘power gamers’

Online-video network Fullscreen has teamed up with research firm Magid to explore the changing demographics – and the purchasing power – of modern gamers. Obligatory caveat: Fullscreen owns a number of gaming brands,...
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Tim Berners-Lee offers new plan for data-sharing on the web

Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in 1989, and remains the director of web standards body W3C. He’s rightly someone who commands respect when he talks about how the web is evolving. Spare a few minutes for his...
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US ‘plateaued’ in internet, social media and device ownership

US research organisation the Pew Research Center is on a run of interesting reports this autumn, with its latest focusing on internet and social media usage, as well as device ownership in the US. The headline: all three...
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Facebook reveals new Oculus Quest virtual-reality headset

In a busy day for Facebook news, the company unveiled the latest virtual-reality headset from its Oculus VR division. It’s called the Oculus Quest, and will go on sale in the spring of 2019 starting at $399. Like this...
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WhatsApp co-founder joins the fray over Facebook culture

This week’s news that Instagram’s two co-founders are leaving the company sparked several reports on the tensions between them and parent company Facebook. Now the co-founder of another prominent Facebook acquisition,...
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Bandcamp to hold fundraiser to protect voting rights in the US

Bandcamp has announced the details for its next day-long fundraiser, which will take place this Friday, seven weeks ahead of the US mid-term elections. The focus this time round is on voting rights, with Bandcamp planning...
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Google, Yandex and Mail.ru have ‘discussed’ anti-piracy database

Reports of Google and Russian technology companies sitting down to discuss a database of copyright-infringing content is guaranteed to make the western music industry’s ears prick up. TorrentFreak has the details of meetings...