• On topic: Tech news to know now

    4 monthes ago - By SiliconBeat

    Here's what's going on in tech. Bitcoin surges in trading debut on Wall Street. Apple buying Shazam, the music-recognition app. Jony Ive back in charge of...
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  • Apple announces it has bought Shazam

    Apple announces it has bought Shazam

    4 monthes ago - By Pocketnow

    The deal is reported to be worth about $400 million, well below the $1 billion the UK-based music recognition company was valued at in 2015.
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  • Apple and Shazam: It's not just about identifying songs

    Apple and Shazam: It's not just about identifying songs

    4 monthes ago - By Macworld

    Shazam was a true game-changer as one of the first apps to appear in the App Store back in July 2008. With just a tap, Shazam could identify nearly any song you heard without needing to know anything about it. Shazam was a magical app that I used to show off my iPhone, and unlike all those other apps whose novelty wore off in just a few weeks , Shazam has only gotten better over the years. Apple has long had partnered with Shazam to power Siri's song identification service, but now the Cupertino giant has confirmed that it is buying the company outright for a cool $400 million, a relative...
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  • External Link: Apple Buys the Shazam Audio-identification App

    4 monthes ago - By TidBITS

    Apple has confirmed that it is purchasing the popular Shazam app, which identifies songs, TV shows, movies, and ads by their audio. Apple reportedly paid about $400 million for the company and said that it has “exciting plans in store” for Shazam. You can already ask Siri “What's playing?” to identify audio with Shazam, so it's unclear what additional integration Apple has in mind. Read the full article at TidBITS , the oldest continuously published technology publication on the Internet. To get a full-text RSS feed, help support our work and become a TidBITS member! Members also enjoy an...
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  • Apple Buys Shazam: What It Means for You

    Apple Buys Shazam: What It Means for You

    4 monthes ago - By Tom's Guide

    With Apple paying $400 million for music recognition service Shazam, expect Apple Music to reap the biggest benefit.
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  • Apple buys Shazam to bolster Apple Music

    Apple buys Shazam to bolster Apple Music

    4 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    It's official: Apple has bought Shazam, the two companies confirmed today. The deal is reported to be around $400 million. More to come...
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  • Apple Music could get a boost from Shazam, the company's newest addition

    Apple Music could get a boost from Shazam, the company's newest addition

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Apple's latest startup acquisition could give its music service a jolt. On Monday, Apple officially announced it was buying Shazam , maker of a popular music-recognition app. It's not hard to understand why the iPhone maker might have been interested in Shazam. As we can see in this chart from Statista, users of the company's app grew quickly up to 2015, and were expected to have doubled to 1 billion between 2014 and 2016.
    Apple has been cagey about its plans for the app. But Shazam has been known to spur music downloads , and it's a good bet the tech giant will try to use the app and its...
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  • Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

    Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

    4 monthes ago - By GSMArena

    Apple announced today that it has acquired song recognition company Shazam. According to Recode, the deal is worth $400 million.
    In a statement to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson said,
    "We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. 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."
    Speaking to the same publication, a Shazam spokesperson said,
    "We are excited...
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  • Apple confirms that it's buying Shazam

    Apple confirms that it's buying Shazam

    4 monthes ago - By PhoneDog

    The rumors were true : Apple is buying Shazam.
    Apple confirmed today that it has bought Shazam, the popular music recognition app. "We are thrilled that Shazam and it's talented team will be joining Apple," company spokesperson Tom Neumayr told BuzzFeed News .
    Neumayr continued, saying that "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."
    Neither Apple nor Shazam have revealed how much Apple...
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  • Siri, what's that song? Apple buys Shazam

    4 monthes ago - By CNN


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  • Apple buys Shazam for $400 million, has "exciting plans in store"

    Apple buys Shazam for $400 million, has "exciting plans in store"

    4 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    At the end of last week, we passed along a rumor that Apple was planning to buy music-naming app Shazam. Both companies have a history of working together as Shazam was one of the first titles in the App Store back in 2008. Back then, those running the app on their Apple iPhone 3G could purchase songs whose title they discovered with Shazam, from iTunes. That continues to this day. Starting with iOS 8, Shazam's song title discovery service was integrated into Siri.
    Shazam has added a number of new capabilities since 2008 including the ability to ID television shows, movie posters, magazine ...
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