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Insider and Axel Springer back a new podcast company

Insider and its parent company, German publishing giant Axel Springer, are investing in a new podcast company called Spooler, Insider CEO Henry Blodget told Axios. Spooler will co-produce a new podcast with Insider called “The Refresh from Insider” using proprietary technology that makes it easier for producers to update podcast content with new segments after […]

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Spotify on the verge of overtaking Apple Podcasts as the # 1 podcast app in the US

Source: Spotify / The Verge It looks like Spotify could go number one in another area: podcasts. The No.1 streaming music service is also set to overtake Apple Podcasts as the No.1 podcasting service, according to a new report from eMarketer. The report predicts that Spotify will end the year with 28.2 million monthly podcast […]

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SiriusXM Marvel Podcasts Now Available Through Apple’s Podcast App

While there might not be as many caps involved, SiriusXM and Apple Podcasts have just revealed their own overpowered team. According to Engadget, the two broadcast giants are teaming up to bring all of SiriusXM’s Marvel Podcast Unlimited series to Apple podcasts, with free and paid options for interested listeners. The shows included will range […]

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Apple podcast app is a disaster

Never before has a phone update felt so much like a blatant act of hostility. As I had last left my Apple podcasting app, paused after catching up on dishes on You are wrong, all of my audio files were in a blank, easily accessible queue. I woke up yesterday to find them decimated into […]

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Listen in your podcast app.

Once upon a time, we all learned that audiobooks are meant to be sold in a certain way: as a monthly subscription, in a standalone app, in the only store in town. But it turns out we got it all wrong in our audiobooks. Today, Slate is launching an audiobook store that shows there is […]

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Mark Cuban’s Fireside Podcast App Is Here To Challenge Clubhouse – How It’s Different

Mark Cuban and Falon Fatemi’s latest venture is, according to Cuban’s on-site profile, “the future of podcasting.” There’s no shortage of apps that have made such claims in the past, but The Verge has explored what Fireside brings to the table, and it sure looks like it could shake things up. Currently in beta on […]

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Acast buys New York Times-backed podcast company RadioPublic

Growing podcast audiences have led to a trading frenzy led by music streaming providers Spotify, Apple and Amazon. Today, industry giant Acast is looking to expand its reach through a major acquisition. The company has purchased the New York Times-RadioPublic, a podcast tech startup backed for an undisclosed price. As part of the deal, Acast […]

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Industry powers launch new Latino podcast company in US – Pitaya Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, February 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Five powerful executives from the entertainment, podcasting and advertising industries have joined forces to create Pitaya Entertainment, a new company dedicated to producing podcasts for Latin Americans. Pitaya Entertainment kicks off with six podcast series featuring some of Latin America’s most popular entertainment personalities, including TV […]

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Mark Cuban’s Fireside is a podcast app where you can be a part of the show

Billionaire Mark Cuban co-founded a podcast app with Node CEO Falon Fatemi, according to The edge. Fireside will merge the premise of existing podcast applications with that of Clubhouse while possibly incorporating some live streaming functionality. Focused on conversations that can be recorded and monetized natively, fans will be able to interact with the podcast […]

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Amazon turns Audible into a true podcast app, but there’s still a long way to go

Audible turns more into a podcast app. The company announced today that its catalog now contains 100,000 free podcasts already available on other streaming platforms, including Pod Save America, This American life, and Conan O’Brien needs a friend. Shows are now available through the app and will appear on the Audible podcast landing page soon. […]

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Stitcher podcast app reveals massive overhaul with new features

The Stitcher podcast platform has introduced a massive overhaul of its mobile app, a design that brings an updated and clean design along with new features and more. The new interface comes amid the skyrocketing popularity of podcasts and the rise of major competitors, including platforms like Spotify and audio apps like Google Podcasts. The […]

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Stitcher podcast app reveals massive redesign with new features

Podcast platform Stitcher has introduced a massive redesign to its mobile app, which brings an updated and clean design, along with new features and more. The new interface comes amid the massive rise in popularity of podcasts and the subsequent rise of major competitors, including platforms like Spotify and audio apps like Google Podcasts. The […]

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Stitcher announces revamped podcast app to streamline listening experience

Stitcher has been around for a very long time in the podcast market, but a lot of people are unaware of the size of their platform. They are number three in terms of market share after Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Today, they are announcing that a whole new app experience is coming very soon. With […]

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Apple buys Scout FM podcast app amid heightened competition from Spotify

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and can earn commission as an Amazon Associate and Affiliate Partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple this year bought Scout FM, a startup that used artificial intelligence to organize and deliver podcasts to users, according to a new report. Quoting sources […]

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Apple acquired the Scout FM Podcast app earlier this year

In order to continue improving its experience with podcast offerings, Apple earlier this year purchased the Scout FM podcast app, reports Bloomberg. Scout FM’s website is now gone, but it was available on iPhones, Android devices, and Amazon smart speakers. Scout FM generated podcast stations covering various topics, similar to a radio station but for […]

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Wondery launches its own podcast app, aimed at increasing subscriptions (EXCLUSIVE)

Click here to read the full article. Wondery, the independent podcast producer and network, has launched a dedicated app that showcases its range of original programming. The hope: that the new Wondery app will grab more listeners – and part them with hard cash to listen to its shows ad-free. Four-year-old Wondery founder and CEO […]

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What is the best podcast app for iOS

The Apple Podcasts app comes pre-installed on iOS devices, and the company plans to expand your original podcast library overtime. Of course, other third-party podcast apps work just as well as Apple Podcasts, if not better. In this guide, we compare one of these applications (Castbox) with Apple’s native podcast app to see how they […]

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Interactive podcast company True-Crime Solve raises $ 20 million

Interactive crime and mystery studio company Solve says it has raised $ 20 million in funding Solve – an interactive crime and mystery studio spun off from Elisabeth Murdoch’s vertical networks – announced it has raised $ 20 million from Elisabeth Murdoch, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Upfront Ventures and Advancit Capital (Shari Redstone). With this funding […]

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Acast, World’s Largest Podcast Company, Launches ‘Acast Access’ Product for Paid Content Distribution

STOCKHOLM – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –A casting, the world’s largest podcast company, today announced the launch of Acast Access. The new product is the technical infrastructure allowing publishers to manage and distribute their exclusive paid content in a secure manner. With Acast Access, for the first time, publishers can lock exclusive content behind their own paywall, […]

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Spotify reportedly in talks to acquire podcast company Gimlet Media

Music streaming service Spotify is in “advanced” talks to acquire startup podcast network Gimlet Media, reports Recode. If a deal were made, it would give the streaming service a boost as it diversifies its offerings beyond music. According to Recode, Spotify offers to pay more than $ 200 million for the company. Gimlet Media, which […]

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Google has a podcast app, but does it have a podcast strategy?

Last month, with fanfare, Google launched Google Podcasts, a new podcast player app for Android. Unlike Google’s previous podcasting players, this one could target the heart of the podcasting tech market, 10 miles southeast of the Googleplex: Apple. Apple has dominated podcasting technology as well as music downloads for the past 15 years. As podcasting […]

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The best podcast app for iPhone

Podcasts are more popular than ever thanks to cultural sensations like Serial, but how are you supposed to listen to them? Apple’s Podcast app got off to a rough start and isn’t the best choice. But for years, outside developers have been filling the void and producing stellar podcast apps with a ton of useful […]