• Apple now officially owns Shazam

    2 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    Apple has confirmed its acquisition of music recognition service, Shazam. The deal has been on the cards for a while - Apple actually announced the purchase back in December 2017 - but it's now official. It was one of the first apps on Apple's App Store at its inception, making the move from a service called through the phone to a standalone app. There are some potentially interesting moves Apple could now make with Shazam officially under its wing. Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets can display the current song playing in your environment on the always-on ambient display, and it...
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  • Apple completes Shazam acquisition, will make app ad-free

    Apple completes Shazam acquisition, will make app ad-free

    2 monthes ago - By PhoneDog

    It's official: Apple now owns Shazam.
    Apple confirmed today that it's completed its acquisition of Shazam. Apple first announced its plans to acquire Shazam in December 2017 , and while there's no official word on how much Apple paid for Shazam, rumors have suggested that it was around $400 million.
    The big news for end-users here is that Shazam will soon become ad-free for all customers. Shazam has long been available in two versions, a free app with advertising and a $2.99 Shazam Encore without ads, but soon everyone will be able to identify songs using Shazam without running into any...
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  • Shazam is now officially part of Apple, and will soon be ad-free - CNET

    Shazam is now officially part of Apple, and will soon be ad-free - CNET

    2 monthes ago - By CNET

    The music recognition app reportedly cost Apple around $400 million.
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  • Apple completes Shazam acquisition, removes ads from Shazam app

    Apple completes Shazam acquisition, removes ads from Shazam app

    2 monthes ago - By Macworld

    Apple formally announced that it has completed its acquisition of Shazam, the song-identifying app that has become so synonymous with “identifying songs” that it has its own game show on a major network. Apple first announced it would acquire the company back in December 2017 for an undisclosed price. Oliver Schusser, Apple's vice president of Apple Music, had the following to say: Apple and Shazam have a long history together. Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favorite app for music fans everywhere. With a shared love of music and...
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  • Apple closes Shazam deal, promises more ways to enjoy music

    Apple closes Shazam deal, promises more ways to enjoy music

    2 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    Apple has just announced it has acquired Shazam after the European Commission approved the transaction early this month. If you're a Shazam user, you'll be pleased to know that Apple will make the app completely ad-free in the not so distant future.
    Furthermore, the Cupertino-based company announced that the Shazam and Apple Music teams will join forces “to provide users with even more great ways to discover, experience and enjoy music.”
    If you haven't yet used Shazam for whatever reasons, then you may want to know that the app can identify songs by listening to the music playing ...
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  • Apple completes Shazam purchase, takes app ad free

    2 monthes ago - By ZDnet

    Shazam's models are likely to make Apple's services smarter in areas behind music.
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  • Music identifying platform Shazam is going ad-free following Apple acquisition

    Music identifying platform Shazam is going ad-free following Apple acquisition

    2 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    In addition to announcing that its acquisition of Shazam has been completed, Apple revealed that the music identifying platform will soon go ad-free. “Apple and Shazam have a long history together. Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favourite app for music fans everywhere,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple's vice president of Apple Music. “With a shared love of music and innovation, we are thrilled to bring our teams together to provide users even more great ways to discover, experience and enjoy music.” Shazam is capable of identifying...
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  • Apple completes deal to buy Shazam

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Apple Inc has completed the acquisition of music discovery app Shazam, it said on Monday, weeks after the European Union approved the deal.
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  • Apple's takeover of music discovery service Shazam is complete

    Apple's takeover of music discovery service Shazam is complete

    2 monthes ago - By The Inquirer

    Firm promise it'll remove all ads from the Shazam app 'soon'
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  • Apple acquires Shazam and announces it'll now be ad-free

    Apple acquires Shazam and announces it'll now be ad-free

    2 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    Apple has just confirmed its acquisition of the music identification app, Shazam. On top of this, the company has announced that the app will become ad-free for all users, even for those on Android. This purchase has been on the cards for some time. In fact, we reported on it in December of last year, but it's now completely official. Shazam was one of the early apps to gain success on the app store and has now been downloaded over a billion times. The app ‘listens' to songs when users open it, then delivers links to the track through services like...
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  • Apple Shazam acquisition closes with a treat to celebrate

    Apple Shazam acquisition closes with a treat to celebrate

    2 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Apple's acquisition of Shazam has been completed, bringing the music-identifying service in-house and promising a pleasant treat for users in the process. The deal was announced back in December 2017, but for a while it looked like European regulators might step in and throw a wrench in the works. In April, the European Commission said that it would have to...
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  • Apple buys music recognition app Shazam

    Apple buys music recognition app Shazam

    2 monthes ago - By Pocket-lint

    Apple's purchase of Shazam is complete. The Cupertino firm now officially owns one of the most popular apps for recognising music, TV shows, films and adverts. Although it hasn't revealed the actual fee paid, Apple allegedly paid $400 million .
    Apple Music vs Spotify: What's the difference?
    An official statement reveals the Shazam team will work closely with Apple's own Music offering: "Apple and Shazam have a long history together. Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favourite app for music fans everywhere," said Oliver Schusser...
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  • Apple completes Shazam acquisition, will make app ad-free for everyone

    Apple completes Shazam acquisition, will make app ad-free for everyone

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Apple has successfully completed its acquisition of Shazam, the popular song identification app. The company confirmed it was buying Shazam and its development team for a reported $400 million last December. The acquisition was temporarily held up because of an investigation by the European Union, which scrutinized the deal over potential antitrust concerns. But regulators gave it the thumbs up earlier this month.
    In what's sure to be welcome news for Shazam users, Apple has announced that it will be removing all ads from the app “soon.” And yes, that includes the Android version, which...
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