© Reuters. APPLE IN TALKS FOR A BUYOUT OF SHAZAM
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The group Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is in discussion to buy out the company Shazam Entertainment, creator of an application for the recognition of pieces of music, a-t-on learned Friday of source close to the folder.
The Shazam app is already integrated to the virtual assistant Siri which team is the smartphones and tablets of Apple. But Shazam has other features, including a tool for the recognition of television programs.
The news website TechCrunch, specialized in new technologies, was the first to report such discussions. TechCrunch adds that Apple could pay about $ 400 million and that the transaction could be announced as early as next week.
(Stephen Nellis; Henri-Pierre André for French service)