Liz Gannes

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Say Goodbye to Kiss This Guy: Shazam Adds Lyrics

Music lookup service Shazam is giving paying users a reason to be more engaged with its premium iOS apps by adding animated lyrics that are synced up to the music they are listening to. The new lyrics feature, which is available for 25,000 songs, is powered by a previously undisclosed acquisition (Shazam’s first) of a start-up called Tunezee.

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald