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(Engadget)   Apple is buying Shazam. Microsoft seen eyeing Black Adam   ( engadget.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, recognition app Shazam, Apple Inc., Report, great music experiences, image recognition tools, Apple Music, App Store, Friday afternoon  
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2017-12-11 12:50:29 PM  
Good one subby.  +1 internets to you.  Yay!
 
2017-12-11 01:00:43 PM  
Shaq last seem sitting by his phone waiting patiently.

/Hope this isn't obscure
 
2017-12-11 01:11:32 PM  

enry: Shaq last seem sitting by his phone waiting patiently.

/Hope this isn't obscure


I think you mean Sinbad.

/Hope that isn't obscure either.
 
2017-12-11 01:17:26 PM  
Huh...

I thought they already owned Shazaam.  Siri will listen to the song and tell you what's playing.  Why does anyone need the app??
 
2017-12-11 01:41:40 PM  

fly_gal: Huh...

I thought they already owned Shazaam.  Siri will listen to the song and tell you what's playing.  Why does anyone need the app??


Patents and marketing, probably.

SYNERGY!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2017-12-11 02:47:24 PM  

fly_gal: I thought they already owned Shazaam. Siri will listen to the song and tell you what's playing. Why does anyone need the app??


They were probably paying Shazaam a licensing fee, and someone looked at it and said, hmm, we've paid a lot of licensing, and they're not that big, why don't we just buy them.

// and/or they also think they can improve on it or make more dough on it on the back end.
 
2017-12-11 02:59:20 PM  

lordargent: fly_gal: I thought they already owned Shazaam. Siri will listen to the song and tell you what's playing. Why does anyone need the app??

They were probably paying Shazaam a licensing fee, and someone looked at it and said, hmm, we've paid a lot of licensing, and they're not that big, why don't we just buy them.

// and/or they also think they can improve on it or make more dough on it on the back end.


apple is sitting on a ton of cash so it was probably not that big a problem.  But I just wanted to say ITS NOT SHAZAM ITS CAPTAIN MARVEL, DAMNIT
 
2017-12-11 03:04:19 PM  
Jim Nabors - Shazam! - 1965
Youtube xgXuPUstThU


they didn't wait long after he died to swoop in
 
2017-12-11 03:15:42 PM  
I'M RICH biatchES!
 
2017-12-11 03:31:10 PM  
For the ten thousandth time, HIS NAME IS CAPTAIN MARVEL.
 
2017-12-11 03:45:23 PM  

SkylineRecords: For the ten thousandth time, HIS NAME IS CAPTAIN MARVEL.


No he isn't, thanks to DC's lawyers dropping the trademark ball.

/And Marvel's lawyers grabbing that ball and finishing the fast break with a slam dunk.
 
2017-12-11 03:49:50 PM  

bighairyguy: SkylineRecords: For the ten thousandth time, HIS NAME IS CAPTAIN MARVEL.

No he isn't, thanks to DC's lawyers dropping the trademark ball.

/And Marvel's lawyers grabbing that ball and finishing the fast break with a slam dunk.


I did not know that. DC just can't catch a damn break.
 
2017-12-11 03:50:00 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: lordargent: fly_gal: I thought they already owned Shazaam. Siri will listen to the song and tell you what's playing. Why does anyone need the app??

They were probably paying Shazaam a licensing fee, and someone looked at it and said, hmm, we've paid a lot of licensing, and they're not that big, why don't we just buy them.

// and/or they also think they can improve on it or make more dough on it on the back end.

apple is sitting on a ton of cash so it was probably not that big a problem.  But I just wanted to say ITS NOT SHAZAM ITS CAPTAIN MARVEL, DAMNIT


SkylineRecords: For the ten thousandth time, HIS NAME IS CAPTAIN MARVEL.


In the labyrinthine spaghetti entanglement that is names and rights for comic book characters, the name 'Captain Marvel' retires the trophy.

Don Markstein's 'Toonopedia' web site lists the following:

Captain Marvel (1940)  http://www.toonopedia.com/capmarv1.ht​m

Captain Marvel (1966)  http://www.toonopedia.com/capmarv0.ht​m

Captain Marvel (1967)  http://www.toonopedia.com/capmarv2.ht​m

Captain Marvel (1982)  http://www.toonopedia.com/capmarv3.ht​m

Captain Marvel, Jr.  http://www.toonopedia.com/capmarvj.ht​m

Captain Marvel Bunny  http://www.toonopedia.com/marvlbun.ht​m

And that's without including the Carol Danvers version, and maybe one or two others from Marvel Comics.  But, to be fair, Markstein died several years ago, and his site is kinda frozen in stasis now.  I'm glad it's still up, it's quite a reference, but I wish someone would continue updating it.

To the extent that I care about The Big Red Cheese (which is very, very little), I dislike the name change to 'Shazam', but I understand the impulse to crawl out of the train wreck that the name had become.

On the one hand, it would have been nice if the original had been able to keep the name.

On the other hand, I like Marvel better than DC, and I think DC made a mistake trying to shoehorn the characters they bought from Fawcett into their existing universe - bad fit.

On the gripping hand, I would pay to see every version of Captain Marvel team up to beat the crap out of all the lawyers involved.

Meh.
 
2017-12-11 05:55:34 PM  
So now it's going to be a piece of shiat, though pretty, and only function via iTunes and other nonsense?

/got lazy at the end
 
2017-12-11 06:29:25 PM  
Shazam Intro TV Show 1974
Youtube p7TR4ixOkhM
 
2017-12-11 06:42:26 PM  

dv-ous: fly_gal: Huh...

I thought they already owned Shazaam.  Siri will listen to the song and tell you what's playing.  Why does anyone need the app??

Patents and marketing, probably.

SYNERGY!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


They are buying the people.
 
2017-12-11 06:48:09 PM  
Homer reminisces about Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. for 10 minutes
Youtube vtUqpOTbn4g
 
2017-12-12 07:59:19 AM  
Will
They ruin it like they did when they bought Siri?
 
2017-12-12 12:25:34 PM  

divx88: So now it's going to be a piece of shiat, though pretty, and only function via iTunes and other nonsense?

/got lazy at the end


Really lazy. Just cut and paste from the standard iHater script, page 3, like the other zombies.
 
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