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May 15, 2024:
    The bankruptcy case of former podcast producer Kast Media is continuing in court. Arcadian Vanguard, the company behind Jim Cornette’s podcasts, has objected to a claim by CEO Colin Thomson for any money; the judge has reduced his claim by 50%. Arcadian Vanguard has also claimed that money destined for SoundStack might belong to them instead. Meanwhile, X1T LLC (which is fighting a separate case against Kast Media) is also objecting against protection given to Colin Thomson, who they say has not claimed bankruptcy himself.
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December 5, 2023:
    What’s the future for IAB Podcast Measurement? In November 2022, we reported that the IAB’s v2.0 certification would no longer be valid after Dec 31 2023. As of today, some of podcasting’s largest names are still only compliant to v2.0, and all will lose their claim to certification by the end of the year unless recertified: Adswizz, Buzzsprout, Captivate, Chartable, “EmpireStreaming” (now Soundstack), Libsyn, PodBean, Podtrac, Simplecast, and “Anchor” (now Spotify Creator Studio).
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April 10, 2023:
    In the Netherlands, all thirteen Dutch regional public broadcasters have agreed to remove personally-targeted, cookie-based advertising from their websites and apps, in favour of contextual advertising. The companies join national broadcaster NPO, who did similar in 2020 - with a result of increased revenue. Contextual advertising is increasingly used in podcasting by companies like Acast and Soundstack.
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December 16, 2022:
    SoundStack has hired Hailey Feagans as VP of Marketplace Operations, and Heather Smith as VP of Publisher Enablement. Hailey comes from LiveOne; Heather, from Advisr and Triton Digital.
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August 18, 2022:
    Blubrry has unveiled a way all its hosting customers can earn money through programmatic advertising. There are no minimum downloads or audience figures required; the company is using SoundStack. We're also told to expect a big announcement from the company on Monday.
April 22, 2022:
    A new company called SoundStack was launched yesterday. It combines MediaCreek, EmpireStreaming, Abovecast, AudioReach, Live365 and Audio Catapult, and offers a solution that seamlessly integrates and automates streaming, podcasting, and monetization for audio in one platform. Co-founder Jon Stephenson has posted more details; Live365, an internet radio product, continues to operate separately.

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