• Apple to buy music-recognition app Shazam

    1 month ago - By Macworld

    After rumors started swirling around a few days ago, Apple has confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it is indeed buying the music-recognition app Shazam. The acquisition price was not revealed, but is reportedly around $400 million. That's a far cry from the Shazam valuation of $1 billion the company was claiming in its last round of fundraising , but the world of streaming music services has evolved since then. Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr made the following statement to BuzzFeed News: To read this article in full,
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  • Apple's purchase of Shazam goes well beyond music as it adds data, algorithm knowhow and talent

    Apple's purchase of Shazam goes well beyond music as it adds data, algorithm knowhow and talent

    1 month ago - By ZDnet

    Shazam may be a natural fit for Apple Music, but the acquisition is also going to make Siri smarter and bring expertise in data engineering and algorithms to the company.
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  • Apple buys music recognition service, Shazam

    1 month ago - By WMPoweruser

    Apple has confirmed its speculated acquisition of the music streaming service, Shazam. The deal was first reported by Vox Media's Recode, and will set the firm back $400 million. This acquisition will build up Apple's music portfolio, which currently includes the long-running iTunes, Apple Music (which evolved from Beats Music when Apple aceponymouse eponymlus firm),...
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  • Apple scoops up Shazam for a musical score - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    It's not quite $3 billion for Beats, but still: Apple confirms it'll buy the music recognition app to bolster its Spotify competitor, Apple Music.
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  • Apple to buy song recognition app Shazam

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    Apple will buy leading song recognition app Shazam, the companies said Monday, in a fresh bid by the tech giant to gain an edge in online music.
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  • Apple officially acquires music identification platform Shazam for $400 million

    Apple officially acquires music identification platform Shazam for $400 million

    1 month ago - By MobileSyrup

    Apple has acquired music and video identification platform Shazam for a sum amounting to $400 million. Reports stemming from TechCrunch emerged last week regarding the tech giant's plans to acquire Shazam. “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple,” said Apple in a statement. “Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users.” “We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today's agreement.” While this is a substantial...
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  • Apple Shazam acquisition just confirmed: A match made in Music

    Apple Shazam acquisition just confirmed: A match made in Music

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    This morning Apple and Shazam announced that the former would acquire the latter in a deal that'll combine the two companies. This acquisition will connect users to a library of content identified by audio clips. Much like the Google Pixel ability to identify a number of songs, Shazam is an app that allows users to do the same with audio,...
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  • Apple confirms it's buying music recognition app Shazam

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    Well, that was fast. Following reports on Friday that Apple was planning to buy music recognition app Shazam, CNBC reports that Cupertino has confirmed the purchase. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but TechCrunch estimates the agreement to be wo...
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  • It's official: Apple is buying Shazam

    It's official: Apple is buying Shazam

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Apple has bought Shazam, the popular music-recognition app and augmented reality service.
    Shazam and Apple both confirmed the purchase on Monday morning. "We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple," an Apple spokesperson told Business Insider.
    "Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS. Today, it's used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, across multiple platforms," he continued.
    A price was not included in the announcement, but a person familiar with the deal told Business Insider...
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  • Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

    1 month ago - By BBC

    Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover.
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  • Apple confirms it's buying Shazam

    Apple confirms it's buying Shazam

    1 month ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Apple has confirmed reports that it's buying Shazam, the ubiquitous music-recognition app. Rumors of an acquisition were first reported by TechCrunch on Friday, before being confirmed by the Financial Times.
    The purchase price has not been disclosed, but it's believed to be in the region of $400 million. That would be a significant exit for a company that's been in the business since the 1990s, but the valuation would be far less than the $1 billion Shazam has previously raised funds at.
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  • Apple buys music recognition app Shazam for $400 million

    Apple buys music recognition app Shazam for $400 million

    1 month ago - By Pocket-lint

    Apple has acquired Shazam, one of the most popular apps for recognising music, TV shows, films and adverts, in a deal allegedly worth $400 million. Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference? Although the official sum is still...
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  • Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    SAN FRANSICO - Apple Inc on Monday confirmed it had reached a deal to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, the U.K.-based app that lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone at the audio source.
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  • Apple confirms it has acquired Shazam

    Apple confirms it has acquired Shazam

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Apple has acquired Shazam, the company announced today in a statement to BuzzFeed. The deal was first reported by TechCrunch last week and is worth $400 million, according to Recode. Shazam lets users identify songs, movies, TV shows, and commercials from short audio clips.
    “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple,” an Apple spokesperson told BuzzFeed. "Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users," Neumayr continued. "We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward...
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  • Apple will confirm the Shazam acquisition today; Snap and Spotify also expressed interest

    Apple will confirm the Shazam acquisition today; Snap and Spotify also expressed interest

    1 month ago - By TechCrunch

    After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image recognition service Shazam, Apple will be confirming the news today, we have heard. It is purchasing the startup - one of earliest players in the world of mobile music - as part of its bigger ambitions in the music business. We've heard that the news should be out some time between 8am...
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