Music identification app Shazam will soon recognize objects

From The Next Web:

Shazam will soon extend its music identification service to include objects.

Speaking at this year’s Mobile World Congress, chief executive Rich Riley told Reuters, “Shazam is already a verb. We want to expand the universe of what you can Shazam. The famous blue button that our users love will remain on the home screen but will be able to do much more.”

The new feature is kind of like an advanced version of Google Goggles. The company says its app will soon let users identify products and learn more about them. For example, you could point your phone at a cereal box to get in-depth nutritional information, or at a DVD case to buy the soundtrack from your device.