Apple Announces Shazam Acquisition, Playing Devil's Advocate with Shazam, Apple Launches App Store Pre-Orders

Today's Above Avalon email includes the following stories: 

  • Apple Announces Shazam Acquisition
  • Playing Devil's Advocate with Shazam
  • Apple Launches App Store Pre-Orders

We kick off today's email with additional discussion on Apple announcing its intention to acquire Shazam. We go over why I continue to think the deal is about more than just music. In addition, we go over the evidence pointing to a Shazam acquisition being about music in order to see both sides of the debate. The email concludes with my thoughts on Apple launching a new App Store feature for developers: pre-orders.

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