Shazam has gotten a large round of funding from Carlos Slim’s Mexican telecom America Movil. Following the London startup’s expansion outside of music recognition, the company will now expand further into Latin America.
Shazam wants you to turn your iPad into an automated logging device for any type of media playing within reach.
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.
After partnering on the Super Bowl in February, second-screen app maker Shazam and NBCUniversal will extend the social TV experience to next month’s London Olympics.
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.
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 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.
Throughout its nine years, Shazam has defined and had the mobile music-identification space all to itself. But that is changing rapidly…
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.
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.