Yesterday Shazam, the company that lets users identify recorded music simply by holding their phones up toward a speaker, announced that it had raised a whopping $32 million. The company’s goal: to apply the powerful technology it’s developed over the last decade to television shows and commercials. So how will they do that?
I had a chance to sit down with Shazam CEO Andrew Fisher, who discussed in detail how this leap to television will work. And we also touched on quite a few other topics, including the fact that Shazam is now ten years old (it actually powered the song recognition features that were offered by mobile phone carriers before the rise of the iPhone and Android). You can watch the whole interview in the video above.
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Shazam connects more than 300 million people in over 200 countries to the music, TV shows and brands they love. Every week another two million curious people embrace Shazam. All this makes us the world’s leading media engagement company. It’s an amazing app – in fact it’s one of the Top Ten most downloaded iPhone apps of all time, available now on all major app stores and platforms. We’re the best way to discover, explore, buy, and share music...