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Why Apple would want to buy Shazam

Apple's reported acquisition plans for Shazam point to one thing: Siri<p>Reports claim that Apple is close to buying UK company Shazam, the firm behind …

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Apple 'to buy Shazam for $400m'

<b>Apple is close to buying the music recognition app Shazam for about $400m (£300m), media reports say.</b><p>Shazam, a UK company founded in 1999, allows people to use their smartphone or computer to identify and buy music through a snippet of sound.<p>Shazam, which says it has more than 100 million monthly …

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Apple Rumored To Acquire Shazam

Apple is looking to enhance its Apple Music with a new acquisition, according to a recent report the company is looking to acquire music recognition …

Best Apple Music playlists and radio stations to celebrate the holidays

Music is as much a part of the holiday season as any other tradition. Whether it's contemporary classics like 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' or …

Christmas

Apple closing in on London startup Shazam for a reported £300m

London-based app company Shazam could be taken over by Apple as early as Monday, according to reports.<p>The app, which was founded in 1999, allows …

Startups

What Makes You Country by Luke Bryan on Apple Music

15 Songs, 51 Minutes<p>Preview<p>EDITORS’ NOTES<p>On his sixth album, Bryan wants to bring us together. “Let me hit you with some hometown truth,” he sings in …

Buy One iTunes Gift Card, Get 25% Off the Second, today only at Best Buy

Today only, as part of its Doorbuster Deals, Best Buy is offering Buy One iTunes Gift Card, Get <b>25% Off</b> a Second. The second card has to be of equal or lesser value for the 25% off to apply. That amounts to a maximum of 12.5% off. So this deal is not as notable as our recent Amazon offers that saw a …

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Apple Is In Talks Of Purchasing Shazam

<i>Source: Apple</i><p>Word on the curb is that Apple is in interested in buying the popular music-identifying app Shazam for about $400 million.<p>Wow, with the …

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2014 Forest Hills Drive by J. Cole on Apple Music

13 Songs<p>Preview<p>EDITORS’ NOTES<p><i>2014 Forest Hills Drive</i> presents unflinchingly deep examinations of J. Cole’s coming-of-age years (“03’ Adolescence,” …

Music

Apple to acquire Shazam for $400 million

After deep integration of Shazam into iOS, Apple deems it’s time to acquire the proven music recognition app for $400 million. Currently, when you …

Siri

YouTube's new music streaming service to take on Spotify and Apple Music

The service will allow YouTube to compete better with Apple Music and Spotify. Moreover, it will provide more revenue to music labels that have been …

Warner Music

8 gifts I actually bought for my friends and family this year

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Because my job revolves around testing out the latest and greatest stuff, my friends and family have high expectations for me when the …

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Report: Apple to Buy Shazam

Apple is making another big play to bolster its music services with the acquisition of Shazam. According to TechCrunch, Apple is nearing an agreement to buy the popular music-recognition app in a nine-figure deal that could be valued around $400 million.<p>Shazam is a veteran of the first dotcom boom, …

Apple is allegedly in talks to buy Shazam

Apple is adding another key weapon to its war chest in the battle against Spotify, based on a new report that claims the company plans to acquire the app Shazam.<p>The popular app helps users identify any song, TV show or movie in seconds just by listening to it via a smartphone’s microphone. iOS …

iOS Apps

Friday Five: Apple Set To Terminate Music Downloads Soon?

In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a piece from Digital Music News that talks about Apple’s alleged plans for scrapping music downloads …

iTunes

Breaking: Apple Buying Shazam In $400 Million Fire-Sale, Sources Say

Apple is rumored to be acquiring Shazam in a $400 million dump-off. Apple is reportedly acquiring Shazam in a fire-sale deal, according to details …

Startups

Apple Is Reportedly 'Close To Acquiring Shazam'

Apple has more cash on hand than any other company on the planet, and some of that cash may go towards acquiring Shazam.<p>Image: Gizmodo<p><i>TechCrunch</i> is …

Technology (Australia)

Apple is Buying Shazam

Founded in 1999, <b>Shazam</b> was one of the first “WOW” apps of the smartphone era with its ability to “identify music, movies, advertising, and television …

Electronic Music

Apple reportedly close to acquiring Shazam

The deal could be worth as much as $400 million and be announced by Monday.<p>Apple is close to acquiring Britain-based Shazam, the app that allows …

Mobile

6 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Belle and Sebastian, Visible Cloaks, Big Sean, More | Pitchfork

<i>With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums and EPs by Belle and Sebastian, Visible Cloaks, Big</i> …

Amazon Music Unlimited just expanded to a lot more places

The subscription music service grows to 28 more countries to compete with services like Spotify.<p>Amazon's subscription music service, Music Unlimited, launched last year to compete with existing services like Spotify and Apple Music. It's now getting a bigger global footprint: it's available in 28 …

Amazon

Apple Might Acquire Popular Music Recognition Service Shazam

This would be the latest in a long string of acquisitions related to content discovery.<p>As <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) continues to ramp up its competition …

Stocks

Report: Apple to acquire Shazam

Apple is getting close to acquiring song recognition app Shazam, sources tell TechCrunch.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> Shazam and Apple already have history …

Business

Apple to acquire Shazam: report

Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.03% is nearing an acquisition of Shazam, the music-recognition service, according to a TechCrunch report published Friday …

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Beats 1 auctioning off mega studio tour in LA and much more for charity

We’ve seen plenty of charity auctions with lunch meetings with Apple execs as the reward over the years, and now Apple Music and Beats 1 is getting in on the fundraiser action with a mega studio tour and much more. Valued at $5,000, the highest bidder will be awarded a unique experience that …

Apple

Double Or Nothing by Big Sean on Apple Music

Born in California but raised in Detroit, rapper Big Sean made big news in 2007 when he signed with Kanye West's recently formed GOOD Music label. …

Music

Apple Reportedly Buying Shazam For $400 Million

Big late news this Friday evening. Apple is reportedly close to buying Shazam. According to Techcrunch, the deal could be signed as early as Monday …

Music

Pell releases new EP, girasoul: Stream/download

<i>Photo by Fred Ayala</i><p>Today, CoSigned rapper Pell shares his new EP, <i>girasoul</i>. Apple Music and Spotify users can stream it in full below.<p>While readying …

Music

iTunes Music Downloads Are 'On Schedule' to Be Killed By 2019

Apple is now “aggressively scheduling” a complete phaseout of music downloads via iTunes, according to a Digital Music News report which cites …

Apple

TechCrunch: Apple will acquire Shazam app

• TechCrunch sources say Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will purchase song identification app Shazam with a deal announcement possibly coming Monday.<br>• Deal value …

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