Music discovery service Shazam has announced that it’s exceeded a quarter of a billion users worldwide.
Last month the company revealed that its service had been used to identify over 5 billion songs, TV shows and ads since launching.
Podcast - 15th August 2012
This week's edition of The Fonecast starts with news that Motorola Mobility is to lose around a fifth of its staff worldwide. There's also more reorganisation at Nokia, which is passing its Qt software business to Digia.
In addition we're talking about a new US partnership between Starbucks and Square, some good news for Research In Motion, a worrying report for Samsung and a major milestone for Shazam.
Shazam, which was created as a UK-based music identification service using the ‘2580’ short code ten years ago, has reached a new milestone. Customers have now used the service to identify songs and to learn more about television shows and ads over five billion times.
The Shazam app is currently used ten million times a day by a fan base of 225 million people.
Music discovery service Shazam has announced a deal with UK commercial television broadcaster ITV. It means that ITV’s sales team can offer advertisers the opportunity to have their TV advertisements enabled with Shazam’s recognition service.
The 10 million people in the UK with Shazam on their smartphones will be able to use the app to interact with the adverts, perhaps by entering a competition, accessing exclusive content or finding additional information.
Mobile music discovery service Shazam has launched its own music player for iOS devices.
The Shazam Player, which is available on the Apple App Store, enables customers to browse through their music library and add more tracks via iTunes. It’ll also play YouTube videos and includes social networking options along with Shazam’s LyricPlay ‘streaming lyrics’ feature.