Apple’s purchase of Shazam to be investigated by the EU

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Apple’s planned purchase of UK-based music-recognition app Shazam for $400 million is facing an investigation by the European Commission. The commission is concerned that the purchase could give Apple an unfair advantage because of the access it would have to user data, and there is also concern that consumer choice could be limited. Initial investigations found that Apple may use the takeover to encourage Shazam users to move to its own music streaming services, so the commission is undertaking a more in-depth probe. See also: Apple announces free 13-inch MacBook Pro (non-Touch Bar) battery replacement program Leaked memo shows Apple…

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