Podcasts to come first on new Apple iPhone OS
July 8, 2019 · 2.5 minutes to read
The Apple Podcasts app will appear on the front page of new iPhones. The new iOS13 operating system, to be launched in September, places the Apple Podcasts app on the front screen for the first time. The Apple Podcasts app will also be on the front screen of iPadOS13. (Users upgrading won’t have their homescreen apps moved.)
Audible has posted 145 jobs in the past month, Karen J tips us off. There are roles in many countries; and as this job makes clear: “In an effort to push the boundaries of spoken-word entertainment, Audible is now developing, commissioning and producing a wide range of high-quality, original, audio programs.” It’s 11 months since the Amazon-owned company eliminated almost all their roles from podcast-style programming.
Global is also hiring for DAX, its digital audio advertising platform. Digiday report that 300 advertisers currently use the service.
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Correction: no, Brittany Luse wasn’t in Johannesburg last week. With Eric Eddings was WNYC producer Veralyn Williams, who’s working on The Stakes with Kai Wright. We apologise for the mistaken identity, and have updated Friday’s web edition.
Podtrac have revealed their top US podcast publishers for June 2019. They note that average US unique monthly audience (a proprietary and opaque figure) is up 6% from May.
Saludesfera highlights the large number of health professionals moving into podcasting in Spanish.
India: PodMiners is developing a global blockchain platform for podcasting, according to a paid article in Coin Idol.
Feedburner has posted a short blog communicating the withdrawl of their MyBrand service, a way to run Feedburner RSS feeds on your own domain.
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