Apple has acquired music analytics startup Asaii to bolster content recommendations

Apple has acquired San Francisco-based music analytics startup Asaii which uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to help clients like record labels find the next Justin Bieber. Apple will reportedly use their technology to bolster Apple Music recommendations to users and better compete with Spotify’s efforts to work directly with smaller artist.

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Apple is acquiring San Francisco-based Asaii, an automated analytics and artists and repertoire (A&R) platform for the music industry powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. The transaction is valued at less than $100 million, Axios reported this morning.... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple to buy parts of iPhone chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor for $600 million

Apple will pay $300 million in cash for parts of its supplier Dialog Semiconductor’s business and another $300 million in purchase obligations over the next three years.

Apple has agreed to pay $600 million to buy parts of Dialog Semiconductor, an Anglo-German supplier of power management chips and technologies. The move hints at Apple’s further custom semiconductor efforts in areas like power management and charging. Under the terms of the agreement, Apple is getting Dialog’s patents, a team of about 300 engineers representing sixteen percent of Dialog’s workforce and the company’s offices in Europe.... Read the rest of this post here


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Potentially bad news for Spotify as EU approves Apple’s planned acquisition of Shazam

The regulators have concluded that the proposed acquisition of Shazam by Apple would not reduce choice for users of streaming music services in Europe, like Sweden-headquartered Spotify.

As expected, the European Union antitrust regulators have officially approved Apple’s planned acquisition of Shazam, the British music discovery app, for a reported $400 million.... Read the rest of this post here


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Reuters: EU antitrust regulators will approve Apple-Shazam deal on September 18

EU’s antitrust regulators should approve Apple’s acquisition of the British music identification service on September 18.

The Apple and Shazam agreement may be approved unconditionally in Europe

Apple’s acquisition of the British music identification service Shazam should be approved by the European Commission antitrust regulators after all, a new report has alleged.... Read the rest of this post here


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Logitech expand its product portfolio by acquiring Blue Microphones

Logitech and Blue Microphones are joining teams to extend their product portfolios, which will especially benefit Logitech which lacks products like cool mics in it offering.

Logitech announced yesterday it was acquiring Blue Microphones, a leader in studio-quality microphones in the past 20 years, for an undisclosed sum.... Read the rest of this post here


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