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Weekly News Roundup: Apple Buys Shazam, Disney Takes Controlling Share of Hulu, OpenID Gains Traction

Apple Is Buying Shazam On Dec. 11, Apple officially announced it was buying Shazam, news TechCrunch had broken a few days earlier. Reportedly, Shazam had had discussions with other companies in months prior, including Spotify and Snapchat parent Snap, but ultimately Apple bit to the tune of $400-ish million (according…

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This Week in Ad Ops: Big Company Moves, Mobile Margins, and More

 We're Making Waves Our Publisher Forum in Sonoma, Calif., is coming together nicely; we've secured a stellar batch of industry leaders for our keynotes and sessions, including, Method, Inc.'s Paul Valerio, Former Cheezburger CRO and startup analyst Todd Sawicki, BuzzFeed's Eric Harris, and MAGNAGLOBAL's Brian Monahan.We've also opened up registration…

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