Apple closes Shazam buy

Apple has acquired Shazam, a London-based app that allows smartphone users to identify music, for a reported $400 million.

The US tech giant, which revolutionised music with the introduction of the the iPod and iPhone, said Shazam was a natural fit for its Apple Music streaming service.

“Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users,” the company said in a statement.

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