Organization: Apple

Organization: Apple
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Another Slight Apple Podcast UX Change

There’s been a couple lately!

April 18, 2019
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Apple’s New Podcast UX For the Web

That’s nifty.

April 15, 2019
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Apple is, indeed, spinning out a desktop Podcast App

Mmm, Marzipan.

April 11, 2019
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Apple Check-In: April 9, 2019

I’d shove these deep in the back of my brain if I were you, ‘cuz it’ll probably come into play sometime soon: (1) Apple Music has reportedly overtaken Spotify in paid US subscribers. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal reported: “Apple Music had more than 28 million subscribers in the U.S. […]

April 9, 2019
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Quick Apple Check-In

A glance at the TV side, and what that may bring.

March 24, 2019
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Apple Analytics: One Year Later

Seventeen months ago, at its annual developer conference WWDC, Apple announced that it would finally be launching something that many in the podcast industry have desired for a long time: better podcast analytics. Or, more accurately, better audience analytics from the historically impartial steward of the podcast ecosystem that’s still believed to facilitate the majority […]

December 4, 2018
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Apple “exploring” iHeartMedia investment

This was certainly an unexpected development: The Financial Times reported yesterday that Apple is apparently “exploring” an investment into iHeartMedia, the financially struggling US radio giant that’s trying a whole lot of things to engineer a way out of its bankruptcy.

November 2, 2018
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Follow-up to the Five Dollar Chart

October 26, 2018
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Preamble: Those Wacky Charts, Week Three

Buckle your seatbelts: we’re stretching this story out to another week. As the discourse around click-farms and Apple chart manipulation continued to swell last week, a producer named John Perotti was contacted over LinkedIn by someone claiming to be a “podcast promoter” on Fiverr, the online freelance services marketplace. Perotti, who manages podcast production at […]

October 23, 2018
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Guest Post: How I Cheated the Charts with Five Bucks, by John Perotti

Earlier this month, I noticed something strange on the iTunes podcast charts: a bunch of shows I’d never seen before were in the top spots, even pushing “The Joe Rogan Experience” out of the top 20. Others noticed, too. A day or so later, everything went back to roughly the way it was before, leaving […]

October 23, 2018