Apple buys Shazam for $400 million, has “exciting plans in store”

  • At the end of last week, we passed along a rumor that Apple was planning to buy music-naming app Shazam. Both companies have a history of working together as Shazam was one of the first titles in the App Store back in 2008. Back then, those running the app on their Apple iPhone 3G could purchase songs whose title they discovered with Shazam, from iTunes. That continues to this day. Starting with iOS 8, Shazam’s song title discovery service was integrated into Siri.

    Shazam has added a number of new capabilities since 2008 including the ability to ID television shows, movie posters, magazine …

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