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Philips has developed a music recognition technology

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 17 Dec 2001 13:59

Philips has developed a music recognition technology that will, at least partly, get rid of that annoying feeling when you hear a song but can't remember the song's or artist's name.
This is how it basically works: You hear a song from the radio and want to know the information of it. You call to "shortnumber" (specially assigned premium rate phone numbers with length of max 5 digits or so) from your cell phone and put your cell phone against the speaker for three seconds and hang up. After 4 seconds you receive an SMS (that's a text message..) to your cell phone with the song's name, artist name and possible name of the album where the song is from.

Philips says that technology is extremely accurate and hopes to start licensing the technology by end of 2002 to mobile phone operators and content providers.

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