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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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, 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, 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
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.
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'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
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
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
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.
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 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
Just over a week ago, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/shazam">Shazam</a> updated the free version of its mobile apps for iOS and Android so that users in the UK (and Ge
You may not have heard of NCM Media Networks, the company that Shazam is announcing a partnership with today, but if you've been to a movie theater recently, chances are you've seen their content.