Apps & Software
Just Shazam It
Shazam is a smartphone app that can identify nearly any song playing on the radio, even over the din of a coffee shop. It’s been downloaded more than 200 million times and become modestly successful; by steering buyers to iTunes, it generated about $24 million in revenue for the 12 months ended June 2011, the most recent figures available. Here, the startup’s data illustrate how and when people discover hits.