While there is no doubt that predictive analytics will outperform a crystal ball at every rub, one has to wonder about where chaos theory and the butterfly effect fit into Shazam's equation, if at all, and whether such unpredictable events will, at least on occasion, blow predictive analytics results to smithereens.
Shazam is rolling out an overhauled version of its media discovery application optimized for Apple's new iOS 7, slated for release to consumers later today.
A month after expanding its media discovery platform to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, Shazam is rolling out an updated version of the app adding support for LyricPlay synchronization, which enables listeners to view song lyrics coordinated in real time with the music they are listening to.
Shazam is extending its media discovery platform to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, bringing unlimited music tagging and second-screen television experiences as well as social sharing via Facebook and Twitter.
Shazam has named former Yahoo executive Rich Riley as its new CEO, replacing longtime chief Andrew Fisher, who will transition to executive chairman duties. AllThingsD reports Shazam is making the moves to strengthen its leadership team and put itself in position "for next stage of growth and IPO."
Shazam has hired Daniel Danker to fill its newly created Chief Product Officer position. Danker previously served as the BBC's General Manager of Programmes and On Demand, where he led strategy and delivery of the broadcaster's iPlayer, iPlayer Radio and Red Button products.
Sprint Nextel is rolling out Entertain ME, which bundles music and video services including the operator's own video and music services alongside a series of third-party music applications including Spotify, Slacker, iHeartRadio, Shazam and Rumpus.
Shazam users tagged Rihanna more than any other recording artist in 2012, with hits like "We Found Love" and "Talk That Talk" accounting for 15 million tags this year, ahead of pop chart rivals like Gotye, David Guetta, Adele and Maroon 5.
Shazam is extending its second-screen TV companion app to all programs on U.S. airwaves, enabling mobile device users to access cast and guest star bios, Hollywood gossip, trivia and related information, as well as comment on the show via Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Shazam app users tagged more than 1 million live musical moments during NBC's broadcast of Sunday's London Olympics closing ceremony.