Apple acquires Shazam and announces it’ll now be ad-free
Apple has just confirmed its acquisition of the music identification app, Shazam. On top of this, the company has announced that the app will become ad-free for all users, even for those on Android. This purchase has been on the cards for some time. In fact, we reported on it in December of last year, but it’s now completely official. Shazam was one of the early apps to gain success on the app store and has now been downloaded over a billion times. The app ‘listens’ to songs when users open it, then delivers links to the track through services like… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 18): The World Bank has once again lowered its gross domestic product (GDP) growth expectation for Malaysia this year to 4.7% from a 4.9% prediction set in early October 2018.
This is due to two factors, namely lower government spending and a decline in private and public investment, said Shakira Teh Sharifuddin, country economist for Malaysia at the World Bank.