12 January 2015

Shazam, Future Connectivity (video)

Shazam CEO Rich Riley discusses his company’s future connectivity from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He speaks on “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg 1/8/2015)


Shazam - Wikipedia: "Shazam is an app for smartphones, PCs and Macs, which is best known for its music identification capabilities. Shazam Entertainment Limited was founded in 1999 by Chris Barton, Philip Inghelbrecht, Avery Wang and Dhiraj Mukherjee. The company is best known for its music identification technology, but has expanded to integrations with cinema, advertising, TV and retail environments. Shazam uses a smartphone or Mac's built-in microphone to gather a brief sample of audio being played. It creates an acoustic fingerprint based on the sample, and compares it against a central database for a match. If it finds a match, it sends information such as the artist, song title, and album back to the user..."

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