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Apple completes deal to buy song spotting app Shazam

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Apple has finally completed its purchase of song spotting app Shazam. The U.K. based app lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone at the audio source. Apple did not give a price for the acquisition, but earlier reports say the iPhone maker paid around $400 million, far short of the most recent $1 billion valuation for privately held Shazam. In 1999, a Stanford Ph.D. named Avery Wang co-founded, with Dhiraj Mukherjee, Chris Barton, Philip Inghelbrecht, a tech start-up called Shazem, to offer a high-tech solution to listeners' longtime agony over not recognizing music on the radio or in bars, letting users identify songs through their phones' microphones. Shazam, which is based in London, said last year that it had reached one billion downloads on smartphones.


Apple buys the music discovery app Shazam

Washington Post - Technology News

Apple on Monday confirmed it has bought Shazam, the music app that can identify a song by hearing just a snippet of it. The acquisition boosts Apple's position in the music world and advances its artificial intelligence efforts.


Apple's beat goes on, buys Shazam for about $400M

Boston Herald

Apple has taken another step into show business, buying the music-recognition service Shazam, Variety reported.


Apple confirms deal to buy music discovery app Shazam

Daily Mail - Science & tech

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.


How Apple's takeover of Shazam will change the way you listen to Apple Music

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

As expected, Apple Monday acquired the struggling Shazam, one of the first music apps used with the iPhone when the device originally launched.