The streaming music space is heating up thanks to API services that put incredible amounts of music data in the hands of developers who want to build their own streaming services. Can Pandora’s “less is more” approach survive?
Gracenote is about to release a new API that will allow anyone to build their own Pandora-like personalized online radio offering.
Tribune Company is acquiring media recognition specialist Gracenote for $170 million.
Sony may be looking to sell media recognition specialist Gracenote, according to a Bloomberg report. There’s no word yet on how much money Sony is looking to make, whether the company intends to keep a stake in the unit, or even who a potential buyer could be — but given Gracenote’s increased focus on areas like addressable advertising and automotive solutions, there are likely a few suitors out there.
Annoyed by radio ads? You’re not alone, and you might get a break from new technology developed by Gracenote that could one day personalize radio advertising.
Zeebox added automatic content recognition to its apps, taking the hassle out of manually telling the second-screen app what you’re watching on TV.
The confluence of better location data and audio-recognition could mean big changes to seemingly static industries such as retail and radio as they learn more about what customers really want.
More than a decade ago, Gracenote received some cryptic advice from Apple to buy more servers. What followed — the launch of iTunes and iPod — blew up Gracenote’s database to epic proportions and laid the groundwork for a metadata empire.
Music tech hackers just got another resource to play with: Gracenote is opening up its 130 million-song database as part of its developer program.
Gracenote has acquired video content recognition specialist Bulldog United to add its technology to its own content recognition platform. The combination of audio and video content recognition should help to tell apps on your iPad or smart phone exactly what’s happening on your TV.