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Another Social Podcast App

It’s called Swoot, and it’s started by Hipchat founders Pete Curley and Garret Heaton.

April 19, 2019
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Some Details on Facebook’s Voice Assistant

Ira Snyder, a director of augmented and virtual reality for Facebook, is leading on it.

April 19, 2019
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Luminary Looming

Ahead of next week’s launch, a Digiday article highlights some money details.

April 19, 2019
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Another Slight Apple Podcast UX Change

There’s been a couple lately!

April 18, 2019
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Apple Watch: “Stealth Success Story”?

Hmm.

April 18, 2019
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Pandora adds SiriusXM talk shows as podcasts

It feels like baby steps for the platform in terms of further diversifying its product assets, which hopes to continue competing with rivals Spotify and Apple Music over the long run.

April 18, 2019
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Universal Music Group partners with Wondery

The most interesting thing of this development is the fact that it involves one of the major music corporations.

April 18, 2019
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Vox Media Acquires Epic Magazine

This one came in overnight: for the uninitiated, Epic is the… I guess they call themselves a “content studio,” but it’s more specifically a firm that sources and produces long-form stories that can eventually be spun out as adapted properties for print, television and film. (One such notable project: Argo, later turned into a Ben […]

April 18, 2019
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Mailchimp’s Changing Relationship

Here’s a joke that folks persist making in my general direction: “Once Mailchimp stops advertising, will the podcast industry just collapse?” (In fact, I heard it just last week! Alas, my eyes, they have lost all motor function required to roll.) The snark is, for the most part, a testament to the skepticism that continues […]

April 18, 2019
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Tracking: April 16, 2019

IP slingin’. Here’s something that will excite the pop culturati: Deadline reported last week that Hulu has ordered a limited series based on ABC’s Theranos podcast “The Dropout,” and it will star Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Holmes. If you, like me, can’t get enough of Theranos scam content (scamtent?), you probably know that there’s already […]

April 18, 2019
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Notes on the Snap Nation Intergalactic Star Command

Snap Judgment has come a long way since winning PRX’s Public Radio Talent Quest in 2007. A creature of both analog and digital these days, the show currently hits over 1.4 million people on its weekly broadcast and brings in over 2 million podcast downloads every month. It is a staple of public radio station […]

April 18, 2019