Daily updates for the podcast and on-demand audio industry
August 2, 2017
Gimlet Media have raised another US$15m, reports Recode, in a long piece saying how small podcasts are, expressing doubt at the research, and saying the industry's too small for VCs to really care about.
SoundCloud is about to "sell stakes" to a bank and the Singaporean state's investment firm, says Bloomberg. Should stabilise the company.
Buzzfeed writes SoundCloud's obituary and explains where it all went wrong and "how it all came crashing down". Premature or not, there are some useful learnings here for any product.
The word "podcast" will now outlast the product it was made for: Apple have now removed all iPods from their online store. "What does the 'pod' in 'podcast' mean, Daddy?"
HotPod 130 is published. Reading time 15 minutes, 56 seconds. Focuses on NPR's science podcast for kids, ABC Australia's Kellie Riordan, and politics podcasts.
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