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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 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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Legal action challenges the inaccessibility of major podcast platforms

NAD and five Deaf Americans who each wish to use but are excluded from the defendants’ podcast services have brought this action to end discriminatory business practices by SiriusXM, Stitchers and Pandora. The National Association of the Deaf (“NAD”) and Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”) have filed a lawsuit against three major podcast providers, SiriusXM, Stitcher, […]

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Reservoir Joins $ 12 Million Series B Funding Round at Podcast Company Audio Up

Reservoir Media, headquartered in New York City, has invested in audio entertainment company and podcast content production studio Audio Up. As one of the “key contributions” of the recently announced $ 12 million Series B closing by Audio Up, which was led by SiriusXM, Reservoir says its investment will help Audio Up further develop its […]

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Apple spotlights LIZHI Podcast app in App Store

LIZHI Podcast is the first Chinese-language podcast app to be introduced by Apple GUANGZHOU, CHINA, May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — LIZHI INC. (“LIZHI” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LIZI), a leading online UGC audio community and online interactive audio entertainment platform. China, is delighted to announce that its new app LIZHI Podcast (LIZHI BOK in Chinese) […]

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Earshot Brings Immersive Dolby Atmos Audio Experience to Podcast App

Popular digital entertainment company Earshot has announced the launch of Dolby Atmos on its podcast streaming service app. With Dolby Atmos, the Earshot podcast app promises to deliver an immersive audio experience in multiple Indian languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, and Bhojpuri, in addition to English on mobile phones. “Earshot has brought top-notch journalism and […]

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Twitter Acquires Podcast App Breaker; fuboTV sees success in 2020

In today’s ExchangeWire news summary: Twitter Strengthens Plans For Its Own Podcasting Network By Acquiring The Breaker Podcast App; fuboTV live sports streaming service reports better-than-expected results for 2020; and the American box office sees its revenues plummet by 81%. Twitter leverages Spaces with purchase of Breaker Twitter has acquired Breaker, a social podcasting app, […]

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Amazon to buy podcast company Wondery

Amazon announced Wednesday its intention to acquire Wondery. The startup will be part of Amazon’s subscription music service, Amazon Music. Why is this important: The move reaffirms Amazon’s growing ambitions to enter the podcasting space. Podcasts are a natural fit for the company, which already has a subscription music business, an audiobook business and has […]

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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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Apple removes Pocket Casts podcast app from Chinese App Store

Pocket Casts, a popular podcast app, has apparently been removed from the Chinese App Store by Apple. The company took to Twitter tonight announcing Apple’s move, saying it was asked to censor certain podcast content. When they refused, Apple removed the app from the Chinese App Store. “Pocket Casts has been removed from the Chinese […]

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Richard Plepler invests in Luminary and joins the Board of Directors of Podcast Company

Richard Plepler has jumped on the podcast bandwagon. The former HBO CEO invested in Luminary Media, a podcast subscription service, and served on its board. Plepler has acquired a minority stake in Luminary, according to sources, although they could not confirm the amount of the investment. The New York-based company has raised more than $ […]

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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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Spotify buys crime podcast company Parcast

Spotify’s chief content officer, Dawn Ostroff, reiterated the company’s ambition to “become the world’s leading audio platform” by announcing the acquisition of its third podcasting company this year. The Swedish music streaming company’s latest acquisition is Podcast studio Parcast, which specializes in mystery, crime, science fiction and history content. Last month, Spotify acquired Gimlet Media, […]

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Homeless former Chinese Google employee raises $13 million on podcast app

Wang Xiaoyu literally bet the house on making his startup work, quitting a lucrative job at Google in late 2015 and selling his house to build a podcast app. Two years later, she still takes turns sleeping on a common bed in her Beijing office and has yet to take a day off. But his […]

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New Howl Is Audio Netflix podcast streaming service

Podcast advertising network Mid-roll media relaunched Howl, an ad-free subscription listening app, with the goal of creating a podcast content network similar to Netflix or Hulu. A comprehensive archive of popular shows like WTF with Marc Maron and Bang Bang Comedy will be available to subscribers with original programming and a library of specials from […]