Apple buys Shazam, launches App Store preorders

"Shazam also has important AI intellectual properties (IP) that can be used throughout other Apple apps and services". Shazam was reportedly in acquisition talks with various companies over the past six months before closing its deal with Apple.

Dhiraj Mukherjee, one of its co-founders, has complained in an interview with the Guardian that the invention was too ahead of its time.

"We are thrilled that Shazam and its talented team will be joining Apple", a spokesperson said in a statement to The Independent.

Being acquired by Apple could help Shazam by giving it access to Apple's famously deep pockets and more direct access to iOS users, if the decision is made to keep Shazam as a standalone app.

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Apple Music's future plans for the hit-predicting Shazam are unclear; Shazam searches currently funnel users to either purchase the searched song on Apple's iTunes or stream it on Apple Music.

One of the big Apple themes of 2017 has been the emergence of Services as a growing revenue source and long term driver of AAPL stock growth.

Shazam's smartphone app is already tightly integrated with Apple's Siri digital assistant.

"We are excited to announce that Shazam has entered into an agreement to become part of Apple". It also works with movies and television shows. Tell us all about it in the comment section below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook. According to the company, its app has been downloaded more than one billion times. Since the launch of the App Store, Shazam has consistently ranked as one of the most popular apps for iOS. Hertfordshire-based Chipmaker Imagination Technologies was sold to China-backed private equity firm Canyon Bridge for £550m earlier this year. Shazam knows what people are listening to, where and when, and how those trends are shifting over time.

Soon afterward, it bought Semetric, a British company that tracks music consumption on behalf of labels and artists.

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