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'Fake it until you make it' - Eileen Burbidge's astonishing tale of Skype's early days

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There’s nothing better than a true story, well told – and Eileen Burbidge’s first public talk about her experiences as the third employee at Skype definitely made that definition. Appearing late on Friday at IdeaLab! 2012, Burbidge – now a partner at London-based Passion Capital – stood poised and spoke...
'Fake it until you make it' - Eileen Burbidge's astonishing tale of Skype's early days
Shazam Can Now Identify Your Content In As Little As A Second

Shazam officially hits Windows Phone 8 with homescreen tagging and Xbox and Nokia Music integration

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Exactly one week after Shazam launched an all-new iPad app, the music discovery and tagging service has officially unveiled its new Windows Phone 8-optimized version. Though a Windows Phone 8 version was quietly rolled out back in April, today marks the official introduction of the app which also brings in...
Shazam officially hits Windows Phone 8 with homescreen tagging and Xbox and Nokia Music integration

Apple Posts New iPhone TV Ad 'Music Every Day'

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Apple started running a new iPhone ad this evening called 'Music Every Day', the second in a series that launched last month with a spot entitled 'Photos Every Day'. Both ads in the campaign focus on people actually using the phone, rather than just the phone itself. Every day, more...
Apple Posts New iPhone TV Ad 'Music Every Day'

Shazam and the MLB partner to deliver box scores, stats and more during postseason games

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Ok, now this is a very cool implementation of Shazam’s audio recognition technology. The company has announced that it is partnering with MLB Advanced Media to deliver box scores,  stats, highlights and more when people use the app during a Postseason game this fall. So you whip out Shazam and...
Shazam and the MLB partner to deliver box scores, stats and more during postseason games

Shazam, Delivery Agent Let You Buy Super Bowl Gear While Watching The Big Game

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The Super Bowl is just around the corner, but unfortunately most of us won’t be able to attend the big game. Parties are fun and all, but there’s nothing like leaving the stadium with arms full of jerseys, footballs, foam fingers and the like. How else are you supposed to...
Shazam, Delivery Agent Let You Buy Super Bowl Gear While Watching The Big Game

Zynga games, SongPop, social readers, Bing, Shazam and more on this week's top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

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The Ville leads our list of the fastest growing Facebook applications by monthly active users this week with 11 percent gain that pushed the game past 60 million MAU. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on the platform, growing from between 900,000 and 15.7 million MAU,...
Zynga games, SongPop, social readers, Bing, Shazam and more on this week's top 20 growing Facebook apps by MAU

Social TV's Big Week: Flingo's $7M Funding Follows Super Bowl

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Two days after social TV made a splash at the Super Bowl, yet another new entry in that field, Flingo, announced that it has secured $7 million in series A funding from August Capital.  Best known as the company started by BitTorrent co-founder Ashwin Navin, Flingo develops software for...
Social TV's Big Week: Flingo's $7M Funding Follows Super Bowl

The first Shazam-enabled UK adverts are announced for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final

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We’ve known for a number of weeks that UK-based music-recognition service Shazam was lining up a landmark advertising deal with British broadcaster ITV. The deal promises to let viewers snap up products they like during ad breaks, using nothing but their smartphone and Shazam’s mobile app. Today, Britain’s biggest commercial...
The first Shazam-enabled UK adverts are announced for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final
Vobile's new TVSync tech uses your phone's camera to track your TV
Shazam's Top Ten Summer Jams

Shazam hits 300M users, shows off redesigned app for Apple's iPad

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Popular music identification app Shazam announced on Monday that it had surpassed the 300 million user mark and will in the coming months roll out a new, redesigned version of its app for both Apple's iPad and Android tablets....
Shazam hits 300M users, shows off redesigned app for Apple's iPad

Point this app at your TV screen and it overlays all kinds of augmented-reality goodies

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An Intel-funded startup wants to bring augmented reality to your television screen. Telibrahma‘s Point uses image recognition technology to turn your smartphone into a tool for a “second screen experience.” Using the Point app, you point your smartphone at an image on the TV screen, and it starts an...
Point this app at your TV screen and it overlays all kinds of augmented-reality goodies
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Samsung Ventures invests $5m in TV e-commerce platform Delivery Agent in Smart TV push

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Samsung Ventures — the investment arm of the Korean electronics giant — has invested $5 million in TV e-commerce platform Delivery Agent, helping the company to expand and manage the roll out of its commerce and entertainment apps for Smart TVs and mobile devices. Delivery Agent, which already works with...
Samsung Ventures invests $5m in TV e-commerce platform Delivery Agent in Smart TV push

Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook

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Shazam doesn't want to let GetGlue control all our couch potato time -- it just rolled out an upgrade to its TV component that lets the mobile app provide social sharing, soundtrack and trivia details for nearly any TV show in the US, not just those deemed worthy of...
Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook

11 innovative music apps and services from Midem Hack Day

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If the Midemlab startup competition is the roaring fire of tech innovation at Midem, the Hack Day is its coalface. Organised by the same team behind the regular Music Hack Day events that happen around the world, Midem Hack Day saw individuals and teams get 48 hours to create an...
11 innovative music apps and services from Midem Hack Day
Shazam's new Windows Phone app integrates with Xbox Music

Sprint announces FM radio and Entertain Me app bundle for future smartphones

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Sprint is hedging a bet that FM radio isn't dead. Today, the Now Network revealed that certain Android and Windows Phone devices will debut this year with support for terrestrial radio stations. The move is a differentiator for Sprint, which is the first US carrier to make such an...
Sprint announces FM radio and Entertain Me app bundle for future smartphones

Sonic Notify Launches Platform For Broadcasters And Retailers To Connect With Mobile Apps Through Audio Signals

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Since 2011, Sonic Notify has been working on a platform that will allow broadcasters, retailers, and events organizers to instantly provide users with multimedia content and deals, through audio recognition technology that instantly triggers push notifications and alerts through mobile apps. Now that technology is live, enabling anyone with an...
Sonic Notify Launches Platform For Broadcasters And Retailers To Connect With Mobile Apps Through Audio Signals

I used #Shazam to discover Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart http://www.shazam.com/music/web/track?id=5877690

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I used #Shazam to discover Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart http://www.shazam.com/music/web/track?id=5877690

American Idol episodes are now Shazam-enabled as the company broadens its scope

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American Idol episodes are now Shazam-enabled, the music recognition startup announced today. The next time you watch the reality TV show, you will be able to use Shazam‘s app to find the song list in real-time. Besides links to buy music from both the competition’s performers and the original artists,...
American Idol episodes are now Shazam-enabled as the company broadens its scope

Groove 2: An iOS music player and your own personal DJ

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There’s no shortage of music-related iOS apps, from Spotify and Songkick, to Shazam and Apple’s very own bundled music player. Groove 2 is one of the latest music nuggets to hit the App Store, a product of Zikera and represents a slight rebrand and update from its previous incarnation titled,...
Groove 2: An iOS music player and your own personal DJ

Silicon Valley Bank Launches In London To Bridge The Tech Funding Gap

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European startups get a shot in the arm this week with the launch of Silicon Valley Bank in London today. Known for its understanding of the tech space, SVB will target the technology and life science sectors. It will make loans of between £300,000 and £30 million to tech companies...
Silicon Valley Bank Launches In London To Bridge The Tech Funding Gap
Rdio And Shazam Expand Full Music Track Streaming Partnership To UK, Canada, Australia, Brazil And Mexico

Path 2.1 adds Nike+ updates, music ID

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Path updated its self-titled iOS app (App Store) Thursday to uniquely combine features from other activities in its social stream. By using a newly available API to plug other services into Path, the title can now automatically posts Nike+ GPS runs as generated by the Nike app, taking them once...
Path 2.1 adds Nike+ updates, music ID
Shazam for iPad now tags music and TV shows without user input

Shazam launches on Windows Phone 8 with links to Xbox Music and free unlimited tagging

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Shazam might claim over 300 million song-checkers already, but it's all about increasing that audience, and from today, that includes Windows Phone 8. The app has launched free on Microsoft's mobile OS, with the ability to tag directly from the home screen. Once it's recognized the track, Shazam can...
Shazam launches on Windows Phone 8 with links to Xbox Music and free unlimited tagging

Why Mobile Content Is So Hard to Get Right

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As a foreign correspondent in London 10 years ago, my job was to unearth innovative new startups for my business magazine's readers. I traveled across the Continent, from Helsinki to Milan, meeting entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and big company researchers to write about the next big thing. In the summer of...
Why Mobile Content Is So Hard to Get Right

Windows Phone 7: New Details and App Partners Revealed

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Microsoft has just announced an avalanche of new details surrounding its Windows Phone 7 Series due to launch this year, including that the phone will support multi-touch and that Pandora, Foursquare, Seesmic, Netflix and the AP are among its development partners.The new information, revealed during Microsoft’s presentation at Microsoft’s...
Windows Phone 7: New Details and App Partners Revealed
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