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Apple’s Shazam acquisition cleared by EU regulators

European regulators have given the green light to Apple’s December 2017 acquisition of music and image recognition discovery firm Shazam. Apple Music is the second largest music streaming servic

Here are some of the movie and TV trailers to come out of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Over the course of a weekend we got a glimpse at some of the coming seasons and movies for various sci-fi, superhero, and other types of highly-anticipated fan-favorite franchises from the San Diego C

The EU launches investigation into Apple/Shazam deal

The European Union has been eyeing Apple’s plans to buy Shazam for a while now. Back in February, it noted that the deal raised some preliminary competitive concerns. Today, the EU announced that it

Apple’s Shazam takeover triggers competition review in Europe

The European Commission has announced a review of Apple's acquisition of music discovery service Shazam -- agreeing to a request made by several countries to weigh competition concerns. 

Apple has a history of choosing cash over startups

Apple has more cash than any other tech company on the planet. Yet, that hasn’t translated into spending on acquisitions. Over the past five years, Apple has spent the least on M&A out of all th

Crunch Report | Apple Confirms Shazam Acquisition

Apple confirms its Shazam acquisition, MyEtherWallet knockoff goes live on the App Store and is now removed and the NFL is partnering with Verizon and is now streaming football games to everyone. All

Apple confirms Shazam acquisition; Snap and Spotify also expressed interest

After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image recognition service Shazam, Apple confirmed the news today. It is purchasing the startup — one of earlies

Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam

Update: this story has now been confirmed. As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. Sources tell us that the comp

The ‘Beat Shazam’ TV show allows viewers to play along at home

Beat Shazam is one of those TV game shows that you don’t just watch — you can play along at home, using the Shazam app. In fact, the company recently added the ability to sync your gameplay to

Shazam rolls out in-app music video channels with Vadio

Song identifying app Shazam is rolling out music video channels to all of its 120 million monthly active users in a partnership with Vadio, a Portland-based startup. Through their partnership, whenev

Shazam is finally profitable after a billion downloads

Shazam, the mobile and desktop app that acts as a digital ear and song identifier, crossed the 1 billion download mark recently, according to a report from Billboard on Thursday. The London-based co

Shazam Update Offers Better Search, Faster Song Recognition

Shazam, founded in 2002, is keeping things fresh today with the launch of a new update, making search results faster than ever. The update also revamps text search so that users can find artists and s

230 Entrepreneurs Rebuke UK Gov Plans To Curb Migration For Tech Talent

Plans by the UK government to curtail the number of skilled tech workers allowed into the country have received a stinging rebuke from over 200 of the UK’s most successful technology entrepreneurs.

Shazam Takes On Apple Music Connect With New Social Features Aimed At Musicians And Their Fans

Music discovery platform Shazam is today rolling out a new feature in partnership with over two dozen artists that will allow Shazam users to see which songs their favorite musicians ar

You Can Now Use Shazam, Instacart, And Other Android Apps With “Okay Google” Commands

You've been able to use your voice ("Ok Google") to do all sorts of stuff on Android for a while now. But said stuff has all been built-in by Google itself; third party developers haven't really been

Data Will Save Music

The writing is on the wall. The music industry is dying. Nobody buys music. It’s the Wild West. The last one might be true. But the rest? Not exactly. In the Wild West the winner of

Coursera Partners With Google, Instagram, 500 Startups And Others On Students’ Capstone Projects

About a year ago, online education platform Coursera launched "specializations" -- its version of college credentials. To graduate from the programs, students take a number of classes and then finish

Shazam Scoops Up $30M To Expand Partnerships, Now Valued At $1BN+

Music discovery firm Shazam has taken in a new round of financing, scooping up $30 million of investment -- in a deal which values the business at more than $1 billion.

Shazam Debuts A Mac App That Listens From Your Menu Bar

After a partnership with Apple that includes integration in Siri in iOS 8, music identification service Shazam is getting even cosier with Cupertino with a new Mac app available now. The app is free o

Facebook Adds Shazam-Style Audio Recognition To Help You Automatically Tag Posts With TV Shows And Songs

Facebook has a new weapon in the battle against Twitter to host lucrative conversations about media. A Shazam-esque opt-in feature coming to the iOS and Android status composer can activate your phone
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