Shazam: Five billion songs, TV shows and ads tagged

Music identification and tagging service Shazam has announced a not-insignificant milestone, with users discovering five billion songs, TV shows and ads using the app. Shazam is one of the leading media discovery services, letting users identify the name of a song or artist that’s playing on the radio or TV, simply by activating the app on their smartphone. If you’re curious, Pink’s new song, Blow Me One Last Kiss, marked the five billionth tag. Whilst it is perhaps best known for its music discovery technology, Shazam’s expansion into television has opened the doors to new opportunities for the company, letting viewers engage with their favourite shows and ads for additional content and exclusive offers. Following a hook-up with American Idol in April, Shazam lined up a landmark deal with British broadcaster ITV, promising to let viewers snap up products they like during ad breaks, using nothing but their smartphone and Shazam’s…

By: The Next Web

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