EU: Apple cleared to buy Shazam

EU: Apple cleared to buy Shazam

Apple is free to complete its purchase of music identification app Shazam, EU regulators said Thursday, September 6, in a boost for Apple’s Music and Siri segments, reported Bloomberg. “Data is key in the digital economy. We must therefore carefully review transactions which lead to the acquisition of important sets of data, including potentially commercially […]

EU: Antitrust regulators set to clear Apple bid for Shazam

EU: Antitrust regulators set to clear Apple bid for Shazam

European Commission antitrust regulators are set to approve Apple’s acquisition of music discovery service Shazam with no conditions, reported Reuters. Apple announced its planned acquisition of Shazam in December, but the deal has yet to be completed due to an ongoing EU investigation. Regulators were worried that the merger between the two companies would provide […]

EU: EC launches investigation into Apple/Shazam deal

EU: EC launches investigation into Apple/Shazam deal

The EU’s antitrust regulator has launched an investigation into Apple’s acquisition of music identification service Shazam. It’s concerned that the deal could shrink consumer options for mobile music streaming services within the EEA (European Economic Area). In February, multiple countries, including Austria, France, Iceland, and Spain, requested that the European Commission assess the acquisition to […]