Apple Celebrates Buying Shazam by Removing the Ads

Apple is famed for having been the first company to reach a trillion dollar valuation, something possible because of all the money it manages to rake in from the likes of iTunes and the App Store. So it certainly doesn't need to trouble itself with adding adverts to its many first party apps, which is presumably why it's gone and pulled adverts from the free version of the newly acquired Shazam. Read More >>

EU Officially OKs Apple’s Shazam Acquisition

After Apple announced plans to acquire Shazam at the end of 2017, the deal was put on hold when the EU launched an antitrust investigation to determine if it would decrease competition between streaming music providers. Read More >>

The First Shazam! Trailer Finally Lets the DC Universe Have Some Fun

After Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, and Justice League, all of which exist in the same universe, Shazam! looks like it’s going to be a breath of fresh air for the DC Extended Universe. Very happy, very silly fresh air. Read More >>

Shazam! Cuts Loose in the First Official Photo of Zachary Levi in Costume

Despite the fact that we’ve seen set pictures of it, Zachary Levi’s defence of it, and terrible-quality Instagram pictures, this is finally our first official look at Warner Bros.’ latest cinematic DC Comics superhero... and his love of cola, apparently. Read More >>

DC’s Shazam! Enlists Marvel’s Djimon Hounsou for a Classic Comic Character

While it was initially thought that This Is Us star Ron Cephas Jones was the frontrunner to join Warner Bros.’ upcoming Shazam! as a key DC Comics character who plays a pivotal role in Billy Batson’s journey to becoming a hero, it turns out that that’s probably not the case. Read More >>

Shazam! Technically Exists in the Same Universe as David F. Sandberg’s First Feature Film

Well, this is interesting: according to David F. Sandberg, director of the upcoming Shazam!, the DCEU film will technically share a universe with his previous film. Read More >>

Apple’s Purchase of Shazam Gets Put on Hold While EU Investigates Anti-Trust Concerns

While the US Department of Justice battles Time Warner and AT&T in court to block one mega merger, another business deal is getting held up by officials overseas. On Monday, the European Commission announced that it is has opened an anti-trust investigation into Apple’s buyout of Shazam, potentially postponing the acquisition for months—or even killing it altogether. Read More >>

Apple Is Reportedly ‘Close to Acquiring Shazam’

Apple’s got more cash on hand than any other company on the planet, and some of that cash may go towards acquiring Shazam. Read More >>

Shazam Is DC’s Next Movie, and Now It Has a Director

DC has confirmed that the Shazam movie will be the next live-action superhero film on their docket. And we’ve also learned who will direct the debut of the young Billy Batson, who gains the ability to become an adult superhero when he yells “Shazam,” too. Read More >>

Dwayne Johnson’s Shazam Villain Is Getting His Own DC Solo Film

DC’s proposed Shazam movie doesn’t have a director, star, or even a finished script. What it does have is a villain, Black Adam, played by Dwayne Johnson, and that means he’s getting his own movie. Read More >>

Warblr “Shazam for Birds” App Turns Anyone into a Chris Packham

An app that claims to be able to recognise the calls and songs of birds has been released, saying that for £3.99 it can differentiate between the sounds made by 220 British birds. That must be all of them. Read More >>

Shazam Now Lets You Quickly Add Tagged Songs to Spotify Playlists

Shazam's latest update is perhaps its most useful yet – tag a song, and you can instantly have it added to a specific Spotify or Rdio playlist using the top-right plus button. [Shazam] Read More >>

Shazam Now Does Image Recognition, Probably to Sell Ads

Shazam has announced a move into visual recognition, adding the ability to scan QR codes and take snaps of marketing materials that feature the Shazam logo to its app -- then sit back and enjoy the #marketing #content they they deliver to your dispassionate eyes. Read More >>

A Partnership With Google Means Shazam is Officially a Verb Now

Today Shazam has announced that it's expanding its partnership with Google to turn the phrase 'Shazam' into a command on Android devices. That means you can ask your phone to Shazam a song and it'll do it for you, officially making Shazam a verb. Read More >>