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Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam

The price TechCrunch reported would fall far below Shazam's most recent $1 billion valuations

Reuters  |  San Francisco 

Apple Inc is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their phone at an audio source, according to a person familiar with the situation. Shazam's smartphone app is already tightly integrated with Apple's Siri digital assistant. Users of Apple's iPhone with the Shazam app installed can say: "Hey Siri, what's that song?" and the app will identify it. But Shazam has other features, such as the ability to identify television shows, that do not yet work with Siri. Tech news website TechCrunch ...

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First Published: Sat, December 09 2017. 21:12 IST