Report: EU expected to approve Apple's bid for Shazam

The EU is expected to give Apple unconditional approval to buy the music service Shazam, Reuters reported Wednesday.

The news service cited two people familiar with the matter as saying that the European Commission would let the deal go through.

Apple announced the deal to buy Shazam in December. The app allows users to identify songs by audio.

The commission opened its investigation in April, citing concerns that Apple could use Shazam's troves of consumer data to put competing music streaming services at a disadvantage.

The EU will formally announce its decision on September 18.

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