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Shazam, the mobile app and call-in service that helps users name songs, has taken an undisclosed amount of funding from Google (NSDQ: GOOG) and Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) backer Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, which is taking a stake, through its iFund.
And Shazam CEO Andrew Fisher tells paidContent:UK that the company is considering launching an IPO at some point and will introduce a unified freemium pricing model for its app across all platforms by the end of the year. Having reached its goal of 50 million users, the company is now focusing on reaching 100 million by the end of 2010, as Fisher told us in May.
— New money: Fisher declines to say how much the KPCB round is — it’s “significant” — but says: “The application of the funding is to help Shazam accelerate, continue to build its userbase and expand geographically as well as develop the product.” Its initial investment was £11.5 million (now $18.3 million) from Acacia Capital and DN Capital. Times Online: “Of KPCB