Nicholas Quah

I run this thing.

Tracking: October 8, 2019

Startup is back… and we’ll be paying close attention to this final mini-season, obviously. Partly because of what it’s meant to offer — an inside-look, albeit edited, into the Spotify acquisition of Gimlet — but also because of the fact that a good deal of people, within and beyond tech/investing communities, may view the mini-season’s […]

October 8, 2019

Insider: October 4, 2019

– Can UK daily news podcasts thrive?

– General Motors becomes the latest car manufacturer to partner with Amazon and integrate Alexa into its more recent vehicles

– Libsyn CFO resigns… and more!

October 8, 2019

Insider: October 3, 2019

– Pandora rolls out app revamp

– On Team Coco’s audio operation

– IAB holds a podcast upfront in the UK… and more

October 3, 2019

Slate is developing a What Next spin-off

Slate is developing a What Next spin-off. And unlike the core Mary Harris-led news podcast, it won’t be a daily show. Called What Next: TBD, the spin-off will focus on technology stories on a weekly basis, with new episodes dropping every Friday. Notably, it will be hosted by the great Lizzie O’Leary, the former host […]

October 1, 2019

New Vox Media

Know what’s wild? It’s only been a week since news broke that Vox Media is moving to acquire New York Media, a significant Media development with tremendous thematic weight, and already it feels like it’s been… oh, I don’t know, six months. A testament, perhaps, to the bonkers news pace of last week, and of […]

October 1, 2019

Career Spotlight: Lacy Roberts, Transmitter Media

Shout-out to Montana, which was hit by unprecedented February-level snowstorms (!) this past weekend, and also the home state of this week’s interviewee, Lacy Roberts. The mountain west is wild, y’all. Hot Pod: Tell me about your situation. Lacy Roberts: I’m the managing producer at Transmitter Media, a podcast production company in Brooklyn. That means […]

October 1, 2019

This Week in Spotify: October 1, 2019

This Week in Spotify. Yesterday, the company released a feature that lets users “build playlists of podcasts, or add podcasts to existing playlists for a mixed-media experience.” The feature is said to be frequently requested. Playlists are crucial for Spotify, serving as the underlying construct for many of its discovery mechanisms. Think the popular Rap […]

October 1, 2019

Tracking: October 1, 2019

Audioboom CEO Rob Proctor steps down. The London-based company — historically oriented around its technology platform, but which has since diversified towards other business-to-business functions — made the news public yesterday, and further announced that COO Stuart Last is stepping into an interim CEO role. I don’t know about you, but the announcement struck me […]

October 1, 2019

Insider: September 26, 2019

– Vox Media + New York Media = Pods?

– Alexa-enabled devices can now run podcasts through Spotify

– Entercom is… how big now?

September 26, 2019

Money for Nothing

Podcoin, an app that promised to “pay you to listen to podcasts”, shuts down today. It began operation in December 2018 and claimed to hit 10,000 active daily users in April of this year, before being added by The Meet Group in May to its network of mobile apps (albeit seemingly without money changing hands, […]

September 24, 2019