Apple acquires Shazam for $400 million

December 12th, 2017   decode   news

Apple announced today that it has acquired song recognition company Shazam. According to Recode, the deal is worth $400 million.

In a statement to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson said,

“We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple. 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.”

Speaking to the same publication, a Shazam spokesperson said,

“We are excited…

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