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Shazam is finally profitable after a billion downloads

Shazam, the mobile and desktop app that acts as a digital ear and song identifier, crossed the 1 billion download mark recently, according to a report from Billboard on Thursday. The London-based company, Shazam Entertainment Ltd., also announced that it has achieved profitability, at long last, thanks to a new focus on advertising sales, alongside revenue from commissions on digital music sales and traffic referrals to streaming music sites. …

When music and technology collide

Jessica Naziri Crunch Network Contributor Jessica Naziri is the founder of TechSesh and a tech reviewer, blogger and video host. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Some might say that technology is killing the music industry. But if you look around, there’s a beautiful marriage there — the music industry is evolving every day, and artists are embracing technology in new and innovative ways. Take for example, Microsoft, which …