EU suspends approval of Apple’s purchase of Shazam

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Apple wishes to combine Apple Music and Shazam’s music recognition technology to provide better streaming services, but its plan was obstructed by Europe Union (EU).

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Apple’s acquisition of the music recognition service Shazam, after multiple countries (including Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden.) requested EC in February to assess the acquisition to determine whether it’s allowed under a European Union merger law. The investigate deadline is set to September 4th.

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