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Fox first to use bus beacons to push Kung Fu Panda 3 content

Fox first to use bus beacons to push Kung Fu Panda 3 content

News   •   Feb 23, 2016 05:18 EST

​Entertainment company Fox has become the first brand to use beacons on London buses as part of a promo campaign for Kung Fu Panda 3. Exterion Media outlined its plans fit some 500 buses with beacons last year, claiming it would give advertisers the chance to target around 300,000 bus riders every day with content.

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Shazam expands into Poland

News   •   Feb 22, 2016 06:33 EST

The deal will expand the mobile music and visual recognition firm’s reach through YOC’s publisher network. It will be using YOC’s mobile advertising technology platform and formats as well as their knowledge and skills in European markets. Details in the press release below.

Financial Times appoints Shazam's Cait O'Riordan as chief product and information officer
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HERE'S THE SEVEN WORST GUYS YOU’LL MEET TALKING ABOUT DANCE MUSIC ONLINE

News   •   Feb 19, 2016 14:42 EST

​Online rave communities sure have come a long way since those hilariously old-fashioned forums of yesterday. And just like about every other subculture that exists on the internet, Facebook has given ravers a place to bum rides, pawn tickets, or just post PLUR memes all day long

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BAY'S BRAND NEW VID

News   •   Feb 19, 2016 06:50 EST

If we told you that in James Bay's new music video, he goes apeshit with a cricket bat, would you believe us? Following his red-hot Grammy performance, a new clip for "Let It Go"—directed by Sophie Muller (Beyoncé, The Strokes, Sam Smith)—has surfaced as an Apple Music exclusive. Watch it here.

Shazam picks its Grammy winners

Shazam picks its Grammy winners

News   •   Feb 14, 2016 08:24 EST

​Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd would be shoo-ins forGrammy Awards -- if voting was based on Shazams. If the number of Shazams an artist got were the determining factor, Sheeran would win Record of the Year and Pop Solo Performance awards when the Grammys are given out Monday, according to the folks behind the music app.

Shazam picks its Grammy Winners

Shazam picks its Grammy Winners

News   •   Feb 13, 2016 20:52 EST

Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd would be shoo-ins for Grammy Awards -- if voting was based on Shazams. If the number of Shazams an artist got were the determining factor, Sheeran would win Record of the Year and Pop Solo Performance awards when the Grammys are given out Monday, according to the folks behind the music app.

Super Bowl and Shazam Gave a Career Kickstart to These Fringe Artists

Super Bowl and Shazam Gave a Career Kickstart to These Fringe Artists

News   •   Feb 11, 2016 08:19 EST

​A Super Bowl TV ad isn't just the prime arena for reviving a classic song -- it also can be a vehicle for song discovery, thanks in no small part to music-identification app Shazam. The proof? While Morgan Dorr was hardly a household name before the game, some 44,0

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The Killers are working with Elton John on their next album

News   •   Feb 08, 2016 08:27 EST

Elton John released his latest record Wonderful Crazy Night Friday, but he’s already looking forward to his next project: writing with The Killers on their forthcoming album.

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Greg Glenday Joins Shazam as Chief Revenue Officer: Digital Advertising Technology Veteran Joins Shazam’s Executive Team

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2015 09:45 EST

“As a senior industry veteran with a successful track record in leading world-class teams, Greg brings to the role many years of experience in digital media, and I’m excited to welcome him to our executive team,” said Shazam CEO Rich Riley. “Greg will help Shazam invent advertising experiences that both inspire the world’s leading brands and amaze our global audience.”

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​Shazam Announces Faster Recognition Time, In-app Search, and over 2 Billion Followers

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2015 14:09 EST

The pioneer in music-identification technology makes music discovery faster and better than ever.

All-New Shazam for Windows 10

All-New Shazam for Windows 10

News   •   Nov 11, 2015 19:47 EST

“Shazam saw a 65% increase in the number of active users after the release of Windows 10 in August. Microsoft has been integral in making Shazam functionality a big part of the Windows 10 experience.” — Rich Riley, CEO, Shazam

Name that tune: Millions of music lovers flock to Shazam

Name that tune: Millions of music lovers flock to Shazam

News   •   Nov 09, 2015 08:09 EST

Smartphone owners generally use only a couple of dozen apps, but the British-based start-up is likely to be among them

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Shazam CEO: Goal Is to Build Great Public Company

News   •   Nov 02, 2015 08:07 EST

Shazam CEO: Goal Is to Build Great Public Company

Bravo will preview a new show on Shazam app before TV premiere

Bravo will preview a new show on Shazam app before TV premiere

News   •   Oct 15, 2015 17:17 EDT

If you think there are no new ways to distribute TV shows, think again.

How Target's new ads show the real value of Shazam

How Target's new ads show the real value of Shazam

News   •   Oct 15, 2015 17:16 EDT

Bravo to Stream ‘Apres Ski’ Premiere Episode on Shazam App

Bravo to Stream ‘Apres Ski’ Premiere Episode on Shazam App

News   •   Oct 15, 2015 17:06 EDT

Bravo will be the first TV network to debut a full episode on Shazam Entertainment’s app, with a free preview of its “Apres Ski” reality series two weeks before air.

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16 3D Touch tips iPhone 6S users must learn

News   •   Sep 28, 2015 07:35 EDT

​The iOS equivalent of Force Touch, 3D Touch is Apple’s all-new user interface element for iPhone 6S models running iOS 9. Here are a few ideas to help you get to grips with it.

Big Boi & Indie-Pop Duo Phantogram on Their Big Grams Side Project, 'Tralien' Music and Hitting the Strip Club With Dave Chappelle

Big Boi & Indie-Pop Duo Phantogram on Their Big Grams Side Project, 'Tralien' Music and Hitting the Strip Club With Dave Chappelle

News   •   Sep 25, 2015 07:49 EDT

​Internet pop-up ads tend to be terribly annoying, but not for Big Boi. In fact, the Outkast rapper-producer, 40, has one to thank for his relationship with upstate New York indie-pop duo Phantogram, whose tune “Mouthful of Diamonds” began playing randomly while he was surfing the web, prompting him to Shazam the song.

Eight apps optimized for 3D Touch on your new iPhone 6S

Eight apps optimized for 3D Touch on your new iPhone 6S

News   •   Sep 25, 2015 07:39 EDT

​So, you've got a new iPhone 6S. You've turned it on; maybe you've restored it from iCloud. You firmly press on the display to try this new, magical, 3D Touch feature (the first time, you probably do it wrong, and your apps wiggle just like they used to). You can "peek" at Mail! Cool.