Wywy wants to sync social TV, and scores $3m to do it

In social TV’s second-screen dream, timing is everything. And German startup wywy has just burst out of stealth mode with an impressive set of tools for keeping broadcasters, advertisers and viewers in sync — as well as control of long-established media monitoring service Idioma.

Shazam launches new app to replace iOS music player

Shazam, best known for its music tagging app, is now rolling out its first new app, called Shazam Player, a free app that replaces the iOS music player and provides a deep set of features including lyrics, social sharing, smart playlists, bios and more.

Why Shazam’s free iOS app has unlimited music tags

Shazam, a popular music tagging mobile app, announced on Thursday that it would remove the five-song limit from the free version of its iOS software. Why? More tagging leads to more sharing, more Apple iAd impressions and more revenue-generating music purchases from partners.

Yap.tv’s iPad app gets more personal, more social

Yap.tv’s social TV app has been updated with more personalization and social features. Version 3.0 of the app provides Yap.tv users with even more personalized channel lineups, while providing a more social experience for chatting and interacting with their friends and followers on social networks.

Shazam raises $32M to tackle TV ads

Shazam has become one of the more popular mobile apps for figuring out what song it is you’re listening to, but it sees a huge opportunity to be part of the broader TV advertising ecosystem. And it’s raised $32 million in venture capital to do so.

Shazam Buys Tunezee to (almost) put karaoke in your pocket

Mobile discovery service Shazam has made its first acquisition, buying up music search engine Tunezee, whose technology will drive a new feature called Shazam LyricPlay that will allow users to view lyrics synced in real-time with the music they are listening to.