Webware Radar: Shazam hits 35 million users

Also: Netflix has signed up more than 10 million subscribers; Google Maps in France has real-time traffic updates; Where 2 Get It becomes a Google AdWords reseller.

Shazam, a mobile music discovery service for the iPhone, T-Mobile G1, and other devices, announced Friday that it has added 20 million users since September and now has 35 million users worldwide.

Shazam's success is due in part to its availability. According to the company, its app can be found on phones offered by 75 carriers across 60 countries. Shazam users are tagging an average of 10 tracks per month, and the company claims that a total of 1 million tracks are being tagged monthly around the world. By the end of 2009, CEO Andrew Fisher expects the app to have 50 million users worldwide.

Netflix announced Thursday that it has signed up more than 600,000 subscribers since January 1, bringing its total to 10 million subscribers. Incredibly, 1 million Xbox 360 owners activated Netflix streaming accounts in the past three months alone. The company expects 10.6 million to 11.3 million subscribers by the end of the year.

Google Maps now features real-time traffic for Paris, Lyon, and Toulouse, France. The app also features real-time traffic updates across French motorways, Google says. Google Maps for U.S. customers currently offers real-time traffic nationwide as well.

Where 2 Get It, a company that provides local search for national brands, has been named to the Google AdWords Authorized Reseller program. According to Where 2 Get It, it will "deliver the power of Google AdWords to (its) clients." The company's clients include more than 550 national and regional brand manufacturers, along with retailers and franchises.

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Don Reisinger is a technology columnist who has covered everything from HDTVs to computers to Flowbee Haircut Systems. Besides his work with CNET, Don's work has been featured in a variety of other publications including PC World and a host of Ziff-Davis publications.

 

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