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Nomono wins at SXSW

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  • Nomono has been named the 2023 SXSW Innovation Award winner in the “Audio” category. The company produces a cloud-connected, self-contained recording kit for capturing audio recordings in the field.

  • 9to5Google has spotted upcoming code in the YouTube Music app for podcasts. The data indicates that podcasts will appear in your library tab; and the search function in the app will search podcasts as well. You’ll also be able to add episodes to your playback queue. YouTube Music gets podcasts in the US only later this year.

    • YouTube Music on the Google Play store has more than a billion downloads on Android. (That makes it ten times more downloaded than Google Podcasts.) However, it has 1m ratings on iOS (Spotify has 25m) and 4.56m reviews on Android (Spotify has 28m).
  • YouTube is all very well, but the science says that audio is better than video, according to Australian branded storytellers Written & Recorded, who link to five scientific studies saying so.

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