Shazam

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

    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 recorded footage of the show. Let’s back up a second, for people who haven’t watched: Beat Shazam is hosted by Jamie Foxx and premiered on May 25, on Fox. During each episode… Read More

  • Shazam rolls out in-app music video channels with Vadio

    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, whenever a user taps on the Shazam icon to identify a song, a thumbnail of the official music video for that track will display on the song’s Shazam page. As we recently reported, the Shazam app… Read More

  • Shazam is finally profitable after a billion downloads

    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 company, Shazam Entertainment Ltd., also announced that it has achieved profitability, at long last, thanks to a new focus on advertising sales, alongside revenue from commissions on digital… Read More

  • Shazam Update Offers Better Search, Faster Song Recognition

    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 songs more easily. Shazam is one of the few truly early iPhone apps to have lasted through the decade. The service allows users to discover the music around them by pressing a single button. The… Read More

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

    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. The founders of Lastminute.com, TransferWise, Zopa, Unruly, Crowdcube, Nutmeg and Shazam, amongst 230 other tech start-ups and investors, today sent an open letter, to UK Prime Minister… Read More

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

    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 are listening to on the service. The news comes just ahead of Apple Music’s worldwide debut tomorrow, which will introduce streaming music, radio and other features… Read More

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

    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 able to tap into that functionality. Today, that changes. Read More

  • Data Will Save Music Crunch Network

    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 the shootout was always the one who was armed the best and able to take the best shot. Nowadays, artists and executives need to have that same kill or be killed attitude. It’s time to upgrade the arsenal. Read More

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

    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 a “capstone” project that lets them showcase that they can put their academic knowledge into practice — similar to a senior project in a traditional college… Read More

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