back to article Shazam! The sound of EC shoving probe in Apple's plan to buy name-that-tune app

The European Commission is causing Apple more angst by probing its acquisition of Shazam. Apple announced its intention to acquire the London-based music recognition pioneer for $400m in December. In a note today the commission says it is opening an in-depth investigation into the music service because it is "concerned that …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    The commission has already fined Ireland $13bn

    I think you'll find that Ireland has been told to extract that amount from Apple, rather than being fined by the EU.

  2. The Nazz Silver badge

    Roy Wood

    I trust that Roy Wood is receiving his due royalties.

  3. eldakka Silver badge

    Apple has vowed to make its $216bn "cash pile" disappear*

    I'd be happy to help with that if they want to send me a couple billion which I wouldn't complain about having to pay tax on....

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