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    Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    Deal worth £300 million ($400 million) will be announced this week say insider sources.
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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    I'm happy for the Shazam team, who I know from way back in the day. Hard work that.
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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    There goes an app that I've had installed across multiple devices for years
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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

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    There goes an app that I've had installed across multiple devices for years
    this. Sigh.

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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    Its probably good for a person I know who works for them but sucks for the rest of us. Recently Sony pulled TrackID and told people to use Shazam instead.

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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    I see no reason to uninstall the app at all at the moment, there is no reason to suggest (at least in the short term) that the service will change.
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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    I see no reason to uninstall the app at all at the moment, there is no reason to suggest (at least in the short term) that the service will change.
    Other than past experience with other applications Apple has bought and then killed off on all non-Apple platforms....logic pro springs to mind immediately...


    Also, looking at Apple apps on Android doesn't paint a rosy image for the future of shazam on android
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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    I would be very disappointed if Shazam became an apple exclusive app. Sure they 'bought' it, but it's got like a 16 year vintage, why would they callously cut people off from it? Typical apple mindset if they do. Shame on them.

    Now you got me concerned :./
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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    I use soundhound. is shazam better?

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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    Meh, stopped using it ages ago anyway. Marshmallow (and later) includes Google's "What's This Song?", which works fine. It even works using the "OK Google" to find the audio.

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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    These news sadden me. Any alternatives for this app?

    Update: Oh, I see above suggestions...

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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    we are doomed. uninstalling on all my devices now.

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    Re: Apple to buy song recognition company Shazam

    The deal is official now

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