Apple finally acquired everyone's favorite music app Shazam on Monday, after reports of a deal negotiation surfaced last Friday.
Apple's purchase of Shazam might not grab eye calls immediately, but the acquisition could help prompt more people to buy its products - and buy into the ecosystem. While the company's valuation was high during fund-raising, it has been facing issues with a viable business model as the company pulled in just around $54 million in revenue in 2016.
"Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users", Apple said in a statement.
Shazam already integrates with Apple Music, referring many of its 100 million users to play songs on its platform.
Apple has launched a new feature for the App Store, giving you the ability to pre-order apps and have them automatically download upon their release. The Pixel constantly listens out for music so you can see what's playing near you with a glance at the home screen - no need to dive into apps or tap icons.
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The app, which analyses audio clips to identify songs, TV shows, films or adverts in seconds, was last valued at £750m in 2015. From what we understand, the Spotify talks were earlier and couldn't progress because of the price, and likely also the fact that Spotify, which is gearing up for a public listing, has a lot on its plate right now.
"We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple", said Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr.
With Shazam making moves into augmented reality Apple might be looking to rush head first into that market given the success of the iPhone X and its Aniemojis. Apple recently launched an ARkit for iOS app developers as the company plans to go big on AR. Going forward, there is a possibility that the functionality will now be integrated more seamlessly into the Apple Music experience.
Shazam is already an integral part of Siri, powering the Apple voice assistant's song recognition function.
At the plate, Ohtani batted.322 in both 2017 and 2016, while also providing his team solid slugging in the mid.500s both seasons. The move gives the Mariners $2.55 million available to give the highly coveted Ohtani, while the Angels now have $2.315 million.
Kardashian posted her photo from the "Famous" exhibit on the same day British Vogue unveiled its new cover featuring Swift. With the recent release of Reputation , Swift embraced the snake visual and brought it along for the entire album rollout.
The fighting that led to Saleh's death also apparently allowed the Houthis gain control of the majority of Yemen's capital Sanaa. Fierce fighting around Yemen has reportedly killed dozens of people over the weekend (December 2 to 3).
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Making his second start with San Francisco, Garoppolo led the 49ers to a 26-16 win in Houston on Sunday afternoon. Yates hasn't played in a game since 2015 when he went 2-0 as Houston's starting quarterback.
The incident caught on camera prompted journalists to question the president's physical health or whether he was wearing dentures. That will take place at Walter Reed, and those records will be released by the doctor following that taking place.
Safety concerns have persistently dogged the upcoming Olympic event. "We plan on supporting two full delegations in Pyeongchang". This was an easy opportunity to show our solidarity, and his team still didn't manage to get it quite right.
She also claims that Anderson bit her, and that when she tried to put clothes on and leave, Anderson asked her what she was doing. The woman said she later recalled incidents she say happened inside her apartment, including forceful contact and biting.
But she insisted that Moore, who later became the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, penned the note and his name. Nelson said this was to help her remember when and where the book was signed.
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The latter will be getting the appropriate holiday decorations along with Kings Row and Hanamura who got theirs past year . When players queue up for Mei's Yeti Hunt, they'll be able to select if they prefer to play as Mei or the Yeti.
Athletes, entertainers support bullied boy
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We acquired Leonardo's Salvator Mundi, Abu Dhabi says
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Alabama's Jeremy Pruitt set to take Tennessee gig
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