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Spotify buys the Whooskhaa radio and podcast app |

Spotify acquired the Whooshkaa radio and podcast broadcast app. The music streaming service has put its pen to a new deal to acquire Whooshkaa, a six-year-old Australian company that aims to help broadcasters monetize, edit and distribute their shows as podcasts. Spotify claims that some broadcasters, like the Australian Radio Network, are already relying on […]

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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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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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Andrew Kuo and Kareem Rahma launch podcast company SomeFriends – Deadline

Former A + E Networks director Andrew Kuo and former New York Times director Kareem Rahma have started a podcast company to multiply stories by and about people of color in the audio industry. The pair launched SomeFriends, which is backed by investors including Hyphen Capital, media veteran Sean Cohan; James Cole, Jr., AIG Board […]

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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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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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Spotify Removes Third-Party DJ Software, But Welcomes Podcast App Developers

Commercial News Digital Media By Andy Malt | Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Spotify gives and Spotify leaves. The streaming company has launched a new API for third-party podcast apps, but is cutting third-party DJ apps at the same time. In a statement posted on its website, Algoriddim – maker of leading DJ djay […]

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Which Podcast App is Best for You

2019 was the year of podcasts. Some of the most popular YouTubers join the platform. Meanwhile, Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, is on a podcast company buying spree. Apple and Google have stepped up their podcast offerings since iOS and Android app stores feature some of the best third-party podcast apps like Pocket […]

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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 podcast company Acast’s acquisition of Pippa is a South African success story »Stuff

Unless you are a podcaster yourself, you might not have heard of podcasting companies A casting and Pippa, but the announcement today of the takeover of the latter by the former could well be a game-changer. By joining forces, the companies hope to make the production, distribution and, perhaps most importantly, monetization of their shows […]

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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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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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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’s new podcast “app” is already on your Android phone

Google has quietly rolled out a new way for Android users to listen to podcasts and subscribe to the shows they love – and it’s already working on your phone. Podcast production company Pacific Content got the exclusivity: Essentially, Google now shows podcast show information and episode listings in search results on your Android device, […]