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EU regulators to examine Apple buy of UK music discovery app Shazam

From Reuters - February 6, 2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators will examine iPhone maker Apples acquisition of British music discovery app Shazam following a request from seven European countries.

Apple has said that Shazam, an app that lets users identify songs by pointing a smart phone at the audio source, would be a natural fit with its Apple Music streaming service.

Apple had sought approval for the deal from the Austrian competition agency because the bid falls short of the revenue threshold for an EU review.

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