Shazam – Name that Ringtone
SystemK announced April 1 that a filed test of Shazam, a music recognition service developed by Shazam Entertainment of London, ended in great success. By simply pointing a cellphone toward any music for 30 seconds, the user can find out the name and the singer of the tune. More than 80% of the 1,000 users who participated in a three-month test conducted by SystemK claimed that they will pay for such a service.
In the experiment, the music recognition service was linked with a mobile phone ring tune download service, and was successfully sold. Press release [in Japanese] Here.