Apple 'to buy Shazam for $400m'

Apple 'to buy Shazam for $400m'

Image copyrightShazam Apple is close to buying the music recognition app Shazam for about $400m (£300m), media reports say. Shazam, a UK company founded in 1999, allows people to use their smartphone or computer to identify and buy music through a snippet of sound. Shazam, which says it has more than 100 million monthly users, makes most of its revenue from commissions paid on referrals to Apple’s iTunes Store. Neither Apple nor Shazam have commented on the reports on the TechCrunch site. If the deal is confirmed, Shazam will become…

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Australia ups the ante for Eurovision

Australia ups the ante for Eurovision

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Jessica Mauboy has had five top 10 albums, and 15 top 20 singles in AustraliaAfter finishing ninth at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Australia is upping its game for 2018. Pop star Jessica Mauboy will represent her country in Lisbon next May, broadcaster SBS announced on Monday. The 28-year-old instantly becomes one of the most current, established artists to take part in recent years. Mauboy, who is the first indigenous artist to reach number one on the Australian album charts, said she would “sing my…

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Golden Globes: Full list of nominees

Golden Globes: Full list of nominees

Image copyrightEntertainment One Image caption Jessica Chastain is nominated for best actress for Molly’s GameThe nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. Here is the full shortlist. Film categories Best motion picture – drama Call Me by Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best motion picture – comedy or musical The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Lady Bird Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama Timothee Chalamet,…

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Keith Chegwin: 'True telly legend' dies aged 60

Keith Chegwin: 'True telly legend' dies aged 60

Image caption Chegwin was a familiar face on children’s televisionVeteran TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a long illness, his family has said. They said he had endured a “long-term battle with a progressive lung condition” which “rapidly worsened towards the end of this year”. He died at home on Monday with his family by his side, who said they were “heartbroken”. Tributes have been paid from the world of entertainment for the “true telly legend”. His career spanned five decades. ‘Life and soul’ Chegwin was perhaps…

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Golden Globes: Nicole Kidman and Robert De Niro among nominees

Golden Globes: Nicole Kidman and Robert De Niro among nominees

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Kristen Bell (pictured) will announce the nominees alongside Sharon StoneNicole Kidman and Robert De Niro are among the first nominees to be revealed for this year’s Golden Globe Awards. The nominations for this year’s awards are currently being unveiled in LA. Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are both nominated for best actress in a limited series for their roles in Big Little Lies. De Niro is nominated for best actor in a limited series for The Wizard of Lies, alongside Jude Law for The Young Pope…

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