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Foursquare Checks In: Expands into Latin America, Unlocks New Markets

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March 31st 2014
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – Remember Foursquare, that scrappy company that made headlines when it first burst on the social scene, allowing consumers to check-in at locations around the globe before Facebook began offering similar features on its platform? With gamification elements that encourage social sharing and online conversations about the businesses and ... more...

Can Programmatic Buying Save Traditional Media?

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June 14th 2013
Author
John Rosso

ADOTAS — Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify … these services are all popular household names. But they have something else in common: they are also Internet-based alternatives to traditional ad-supported media – and they compete for the same ad dollars. Call me nostalgic, but as much as I love the Internet, ... more...

Apple to Launch Streaming Music Service at WWDC Today

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June 10th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – Audiophiles, this one’s for you. Sony Music has officially signed on for Apple’s iTunes Radio service. This means that each of the three major music labels are now on board for the Pandora-like service, according to AllThingsD. Pandora had better take notice: Apple is getting into the streaming ... more...

Today’s Burning Question: Impact of Google I/O Announcements?

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May 16th 2013
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS – We’ve asked our esteemed panel of industry thought leaders the following Burning Question: “What will be the impact of the big announcements coming out of this week’s Google I/O conference? Here’s how they responded: “Up until now, Google Wallet was primarily focused on mobile payments. Google’s announcement about Wallet Objects APIs ... more...

Watch It Live: Big Announcements Expected at Google I/O 2013

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May 15th 2013
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS — The three-day Google I/O conference kicks off today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, promising to introduce “the tech world’s latest web, mobile and social breakthroughs to create simple, life-improving technologies and viable businesses among a rich and diverse community of cutting edge developers.” Acccoding to Business Insider ... more...

Blogshare: Google Readies its Spotify Competitor with Universal and Sony Now on Board

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May 15th 2013
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS (via The Verge) – Google will unveil new subscription music services [today] at the Google I/O conference, sources close to the company said. Google has now signed separate licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment for both YouTube and Google Play, setting the stage for such ... more...

Music Industry in a Tailspin: Will Streaming Music Services Ever Turn a Profit?

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May 13th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – It’s been over a decade since the first iPod emerged on the scene, disrupting the music industry and prompting the inevitable shift towards digital. When it was first introduced, this pocket-sized music player went head-to-head against the now legacy playback formats that previously dominated the recording industry, including ... more...

Tweet, Spin & Listen: Introducing Twitter’s #Music App

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April 17th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – Is Twitter entering into the music game? Sources are tweeting “yes” and the Twitter Music App for iOS will be launching soon to compete with some heavy-hitters in the social music space like Spotify, Pandora, Rdio and even iTunes. Last Friday, at the start of Coachella, Twitter created ... more...

The Power of ‘Real Identity’ & ‘Discovery’: How Facebook Could Unseat Craigslist and eBay

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February 25th 2013
Author
Naren Reddy

Facebook is moving to position itself as the hub of all interest-based communities (Pinterest, Spotify, Foodspotting, and Goodreads for example) with its OpenGraph platform. The people we follow in these networks are not necessarily our friends, but people whose content ‘interests’ us. At the end of the day, all these ... more...

Winners and Losers: The Grammys on Twitter

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February 11th 2013
Author
Adotas

What were the most buzzed about Grammy moments from last night? To figure it out, Whispr Group, a social media intelligence agency (Spotify is among its clients), looked at all publicly available Grammy tweets posted on February 10, 2013 – spanning nominees, performances, red carpet looks, memorable moments, hashtags, etc. – and created a ... more...