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Apple buys Shazam


Apple has acquired music identification platform Shazam in a deal believed to be worth in the region of $400m.

Apple said in a statement today (December 11): “We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS. Today, it’s used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, across multiple platforms. Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users. We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today’s agreement.”

This all follows a report from TechCrunch, who broke the story on Friday.


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