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Apple completes Shazam acquisition, will make app ad-free

24 days 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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Apple completes Shazam acquisition, removes ads from Shazam app

Apple completes Shazam acquisition, removes ads from Shazam app

24 days 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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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

24 days ago   |   By CNET

The music recognition app reportedly cost Apple around $400 million.
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Apple completes Shazam purchase, takes app ad free

24 days 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

24 days 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 closes Shazam deal, promises more ways to enjoy music

Apple closes Shazam deal, promises more ways to enjoy music

24 days 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's takeover of music discovery service Shazam is complete

Apple's takeover of music discovery service Shazam is complete

24 days 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

24 days 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 just bought Shazam

Apple just bought Shazam

24 days ago   |   By TechRadar

Apple has confirmed its acquisition of music recognition service, Shazam. The deal has been on the cards for a while, but it's now official. "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," 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."
What does it mean for iPhone?
There are some...
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Apple completes deal to buy Shazam

24 days 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 Shazam acquisition closes with a treat to celebrate

Apple Shazam acquisition closes with a treat to celebrate

24 days 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 Finalizes Acquisition of Shazam

Apple Finalizes Acquisition of Shazam

24 days ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Apple today said it has finalized its acquisition of Shazam. The $400 million deal, first announced in December 2017, was recently cleared to proceed by the EU after delay of several months. Shazam is a music service that lets people identify the music being played around them. The app listens to the music, sends a sample to Shazam's servers to identify the song, and then returns the results to the phone or watch. Apple says it plans to bring an ad-free version of Shazam to everyone in the near future. The app has been downloaded 1 billion times worldwide and is used more than 20 million...
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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

24 days 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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Apple buys music recognition app Shazam

Apple buys music recognition app Shazam

24 days 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 has completed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam

24 days ago   |   By Engadget

Back in December of 2017, Apple announced it would purchase the music discovery service Shazam. Now, that acquisition is complete, and it means that the Shazam app experience will soon be ad-free for all users.
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Apple, Salesforce teaming up on mobile apps for business

24 days ago   |   By Phys.org

Customer relations software company Salesforce says it will join with Apple to create new business apps exclusively for iPhone and iPad.
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Apple closes its Shazam acquisition and says the music recognition app will soon become ad free

24 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Last year, we broke the news that Apple was buying the music recognition startup and app Shazam for about $400 million, and nearly one year later, the deal has finally closed. Today, Apple announced that it has completed the acquisition, and that as part of it it would soon be making the service ad free to use for everyone, removing the app's ad-supported free tier.
“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,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple's vice president of...
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