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As it announced the closing of the acquisition, Apple also told users it would no longer run ads in the music-identifying app.
The European Commission granted its approval for the Apple-Shazam deal, after concluding its in-depth investigation into the matter.
The Apple-Shazam acquisition, confirmed in December of 2017, might come to a close within a month as EU antitrust regulators reportedly nod.
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Regulators have questions about whether Apple will block user referrals to competing music services like Spotify and Google Play and whether it will have an unfair competitive advantage with the access to existing referral data.
The European Commission has set an April 23 provisional deadline for an investigation into the potential "adverse effect on competition" Apple's proposed acquisition of Shazam may have in the European Economic Area.
The deal is reported to be worth about $400 million, well below the $1 billion the UK-based music recognition company was valued at in 2015.
The company behind the music recognition app could get worked into a money-making unit of Apple, which has already turned up Beats by Dr. Dre.
No more storage or connectivity issues when dealing with Shazam Lite, the aptly titled watered-down Android version of the popular music ID app.
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google’s at-home Glass trial program, and how this might push the platform. Apple follows the news as the company is reportedly working with Shazam to add more iOS 8 functionality. HTC is next as it seems the company is planning to bring optical zoom to smartphones in the future. HTC also makes headlines because the company apparently hired a Samsung marketing guru to push the One line-up. We end today’s show talking about Google’s probable plans to bring us a more affordable Nexus smartphone.
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The popularity of services like Shazam and SoundHound have proven to be quite substantial lately. To even consider it possible for your smartphone to detect a song that’s playing on the radio a decade ago was a dream. Today however, we see services like Bing being able to detect songs natively without the need of a third-party app, and it seems Apple wants to follow these footsteps.
Bloomberg reports that Apple plans to bring song identification to iOS 8, and apparently the company will use Shazam to get the job done. The report mentions that:
“The company is [...]