Shazam just announced that it has hired Kevin McGurn as its new Chief Revenue Officer. McGurn joins the company from Hulu, where he was SVP of Ad Sales. Why Hulu? Because Shazam wants to grow its revenue from ads around TV shows, which the company’s mobile apps now identify as well. Shazam is generally on a bit of a hiring spree, and says it headcount will grow 50 percent this year.
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. Read more at GigaOM »
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. Read more at GigaOM »
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. Read more »
Throughout its nine years, Shazam has defined and had the mobile music-identification space all to itself. But that is changing rapidly… Read more »
Twelve years after it was first founded, one of our most successful digital media startups is still making a loss. Read more »
One more step for Shazam to make itself a more useful service — and another step in Facebook’s ambition to become your central hub for medi… Read more »
Here’s a no-brainer that many users will be thankful for – and which could mean another small increment of business for both sides…
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A milestone reached by mobile music discovery service Shazam: the company says it has come good on its promise and reached 100,000 users, pi… Read more »
Digital radio maker Pure has launched a service allowing people to buy digital music tracks via their radios.
Available on five existing ra… Read more »
One by one, the mobile song identifier just keeps hitting its targets – now it ranks as one of the most successful mobile content companies… Read more »
The increasingly popular mobile music app Shazam is further distancing its new paid-for apps from the free version that made its name…
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iPhone app piracy may have cost Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) an estimated $450 million (really?) – but mobile pirates may also provide app developers… Read more »
Shazam, the now hot mobile music identification app on iPhone, is being sued by Digimarc (NSDQ: DMRC), for patent infringement.
It says Sh… Read more »
Music recognition service Shazam is amongst those bringing out an Android app, in time for the G1′s release. It was already on iPhone’s App… Read more »
Shazam announced today that it has struck a deal with Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) Germany in which the operator will include its mobile music disco… Read more »
Shazam Entertainment has signed a distribution deal with Samsung Electronics that will see the mobile music discovery application embedded i… Read more »