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Apple doesn't like to say how much it pays for acquisitions

Apple yesterday confirmed its rumored acquisition of music identification app Shazam, but declined to say how much it paid (some reports suggest around $400 million).

Bottom line: This is normal operating procedure for Apple, which has only disclosed purchase prices for 15 of its 68 acquisitions, according to Thomson Reuters.

Reproduced from Thomson Reuters Dals Intelligence; Note: Data as of Dec. 11, 2017; Chart: Axios Visuals