“To be honest, 2020 will be difficult for all of us, and for our company. This is a bright new chapter for us. We can focus on what we do best and bring you Come the best podcast experience.”-Russell and Philip, founders of Pocket Casts
Podcast application (and website) Pocket Casts has been acquired by Automattic, the owner of WordPress and TumblrNo conditions were given; as part of Automattic, co-founders Russell Ivanovic and Philip Simpson in Adelaide, Australia, will continue to lead Pocket Casts; WordPress stated that “we will explore deep integration with WordPress.com and Pocket Casts” , Which may mean they want to become a podcast hosting company. (After all, they understand RSS).
- analysis: Launched on January 2011, And especially enthusiastic On android, Pocket Casts was acquired by the American Public Broadcasting Corporation Consortium in 2018; however, Listed for sale In January 2021, after NPR’s account stated that its 34.6% share had lost $812,000 (digital PocketCasts Refuse). The app seems to have stagnated in recent years, Shrinking market share And there is no investment in new features. Podnews editors use it every day-he wants them to invest Podcast 2.0 enhancements To distinguish it from competitors.
Rephonic launches a podcast discovery toolGive it three podcasts you like, and it will find you some great shows supported by Apple’s podcast data.
On the edge, Ashley Carman wrote Short audio is the future of social networks. Beams, Quest, Pludo, Soundbites, and Racket are all mentioned; not mentioned, many failed/spinning audio social networks, including “Audio Twitter” application Audioboo (Now Audioboom), and… anchor.
Macmillan Podcast’ Kathy Doyle is full of praise for the short podcast In an interview with Podcast Movement. Mignon Fogarty, host Grammar girl, Is a guest Podland This Thursday.
Dan Moran, front Mike World Reporter, wrote in six colors “The reliability issue of Apple Podcasts is turning into an image issue“, citing an ongoing issue with the app, and some episodes of the podcast were not listed. “In the past two months, I have not seen Apple make any direct acknowledgment of this issue, let alone appear. What’s the problem and how it plans to fix it,” he added, adding, “It started to feel as uncomfortable as Apple does not care about the livelihood of podcast creators.” (Podnews has repeatedly asked for a statement and an interview with Apple).
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