September 24, 2018 / 4:13 PM / 22 days ago

Apple completes deal to buy Shazam

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has completed the acquisition of music discovery app Shazam, it said on Monday, weeks after the European Union approved the deal.

FILE PHOTO: Illustration photo of the Shazam application on a mobile phone December 12, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo

The deal, announced in December last year, is expected to help the iPhone maker better compete with Spotify, the industry leader in music streaming services.

Reporting by Sonam Rai in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar

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