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Krafton Leads Funding for Indian Podcast App Kuku FM – Here’s Why

In a sign of the growing popularity of internet audio platforms in India, vernacular podcasting app Kuku FM has raised $19.5 million in Series B funding led by South Korean gaming giant Krafton. So far, KuKu has managed to raise $25 in funding. Kuku FM, which claims to have 6 million paying active users, said […]

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Spotify buys podcast company Whooshkaa

The merger is expected to increase the reach and impact of its advertising partners Mathure Paul | Posted on 12/21/21, 12:42 AM Spotify continues to expand its footprint by improving the user experience. Its latest investment is to acquire podcast technology company Whooshkaa, an Australia-based all-in-one platform for hosting, managing, distributing, promoting, monetizing and measuring […]

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Spotify acquires Australian podcast company Whooshkaa

Australia-based podcast service, Whooshkaa was bought by Spotify, but specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Whooshkaa’s innovative technology makes it easier and faster for broadcasters to transform their existing audio content into on-demand podcast content. This technology will soon be integrated into Spotify’s podcast and enterprise advertising platform megaphone, enabling radio publishers to […]

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Spotify buys Australian podcast company Whooshkaa

Australia based podcast service, Whooshkaa was bought by Spotify, but the precise terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Whooshkaa’s innovative technology makes it easier and faster for broadcasters to turn their existing audio content into on-demand podcast content. This technology will soon be integrated into Spotify’s podcast and corporate advertising platform. Megaphone, enabling radio […]

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SCA announces the acquisition of Kinderling, a children’s radio and podcast company

To share Tweeter To share E-mail CEO of SCA, Grant blackley, announced the acquisition of Kinderling, the Australian children’s radio and podcast company, which joins the LiSTNR family. Kinderling was founded by a group of parents who wanted to introduce children aged zero to seven to the world of music, storytelling and creative expression. Since […]

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SCA’s LiSTNR acquires children’s podcast company Kinderling

Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) has acquired Kinderling, an Australian children’s radio and podcast company. Kinderling was founded by a group of parents who wanted to introduce children aged zero to seven to the world of music, storytelling and creative expression. Since its inception in 2014, Kinderling has won the award for Best Digital Radio Format […]

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Manchester podcast company hires chief growth officer Prolific North

Podcast.co has hired a growth manager to evolve its line of production services. Caroline Harleaux comes from Xeim Labs, where she was Business Development Manager. She previously held senior positions at Young Vic and the British Film Institute. “More and more brands are now recognizing the potential of audio content. Podcast listeners regularly stay engaged […]

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Pocket Casts Podcast App Owns Again

Pocket Casts is one of the most popular podcast apps on Android and iOS, with a history stretching back several years. However, Pocket Casts eventually had to find a way to make enough money to support the ever-increasing development costs – or find a new owner willing to pay the bills. The app was bought […]

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Automattic, owner of Tumblr and WordPress.com, buys the Pocket Casts podcast app

Pocket Casts has a new owner. Automattic, which runs WordPress.com and recently bought Tumblr, today announced it has acquired Pocket Casts, the well-regarded podcast app. The blog post announcing the purchase didn’t offer much in terms of an overview, but it did tease potential future integrations. “As part of Automattic, Pocket Casts will continue to […]

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Hindustan Media Ventures purchases minority stake in podcast company Hubhopper

Delhi-based podcast hosting, creation and distribution company Hubhopper has raised an undisclosed amount as a strategic investment from Hindustan Times Media Ventures. Previously, Hubhopper had raised over $ 500,000 in multiple investment cycles from angel and institutional investors including ITI Growth Opportunities Fund, Unit-E Ventures, etc. Hubhopper will use the funds to continue to grow […]

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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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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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Majelan podcast app turns to premium audio around personal growth – TechCrunch

French startup Majelan is pivoting a year after launching a podcast player and service. The company, created by former Radio France CEO Mathieu Gallet and Arthur Perticoz, is abandoning the podcast aggregation side of its business and focusing on premium audio content going forward. Like many podcast startups, Majelan came under criticism shortly after launch. […]

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MeitY launches a starter hub; History of one of India’s biggest podcast platforms

MeitY Startup Hub (MSH), a platform for connecting the startup ecosystem, was officially inaugurated by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Communications and Law and Justice during the MeitY Startup Summit 2019. Hubhopper, one of the biggest podcast platforms in India Selected as one of the Tech30 companies by YourStory at TechSparks […]

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Will Ferrell and iHeartMedia Launch New Podcast Company – Big Money Players Network – Deadline

After making people laugh on television and in the movies, Will Ferrell took to the podcast. The comedian, actor and producer and iHeartMedia today announced a partnership to launch Big Money Players Network, a new podcast company focused on comedy shows. “The iHeartPodcast network has been such a pleasure to work with. I love hanging […]

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Deezer Takes on Spotify with 5 New Global Podcast Company Partnerships

Music streaming service born in France Deezer reported a 250% growth in podcast usage on his platform over the past two years and is stepping up its capabilities in that space to make the most of what it describes as a podcast “boom”. Deezer has global partnerships with five podcasting companies, including Libsyn, Ausha, Podomatic, […]

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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 buys its third podcast company, that’s genius. Entrepreneurs can learn valuable lessons

One of the keys to the longevity and relevance of a business is to stay ahead of the times. Uber didn’t just disrupt the taxi industry. They also regularly enter the food delivery business with Uber Eats. McDonald’s, with its recent acquisition of a tech company for $ 300 million, is further proof that no […]

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Ex-Slate EIC, Malcolm Gladwell to Launch Podcast Company

Jacob Weisberg, who surprised the digerati by resigning as chairman and editor of the Slate Group, has raised the curtain a bit on the new podcast company he is launching with bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. “I’m interested in positioning podcasts beyond advertising,” he told Media Ink. “I think there’s no question that people will pay […]

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Google is finally launching a podcast app for Android

Google is finally adding an app that’s been long missing from Android: an official podcast player. Tuesday, the tech giant spear the new Google Podcast app on the Play Store. It’s essentially the company’s response to Apple’s podcast offerings on iTunes; the Google app will allow you to search, subscribe and play audio content on […]

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Castbox podcast app raises $ 13.5 million, launches own original programming – TechCrunch

Driven by growing consumer demand for podcasts, a startup called Castbox this morning announced it was closing a $ 13.5 million Series B funding for its tech-powered podcast app. The round was led by SIG China and includes the participation of existing investors IDG Capital, Qiming Venture Partners and GSR Ventures. To date, Castbox has […]

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New podcast app lets users search for information in audio

Tired of browsing podcasts looking for a specific topic rather than an entire channel? A new podcast app has developed a way to solve this problem. CastBox allows users to search for specific keywords or phrases within the podcast itself rather than general podcast titles which may or may not relate to a particular topic. […]