Tencent in talks to lead funding in India’s Pocket FM

Tencent is in advanced stages of talks to lead an investment round in Gurgaon-headquartered Pocket FM, the latest in the Chinese giant’s push to broaden its consumer internet portfolio in…

Twitter acquires social podcasting app Breaker, team to help build Twitter Spaces

Twitter has acquired social broadcasting app Breaker, the companies announced today via a combination of blog posts and tweets. The deal will see Breaker’s team joining Twitter to help “improve…

Apple expands podcasts into 20 new countries

Apple today announced that is expanding the podcasts into 20 additional territories throughout Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Oceania. The new countries are Afghanistan, Maldives, Bosnia…

Spotify rolls out Podcast Ads

Spotify this month roll out Podcast Ads, using a Streaming Ad Insertion (SAI) together with Spotify planning, reporting, and measurement capabilities. With Spotify Podcast Ads, advertisers can plan and reach…

Apple Podcasts now available on Echo devices in the US

Apple Podcasts are since today available on Alexa-enabled Amazon devices in the United States, Amazon and Apple announced today. To make Apple Podcasts the preferred podcast provider with Alexa, users…

Every startup is a bank — or wants to be

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we did something just a little bit new. Kate was in…

Deezer creates a Shows tab with podcasts and radio content

Deezer this week integrated non-music audio content from podcasts and radio. The podcasts are available in a new tab called “Shows”. Deezer says “Shows” is a new feature that can…

Triton Digital and Nationaal Luister Onderzoek (NLO) to launch Podcast Reports in the Netherlands

Triton Digital and Nationaal Luister Onderzoek (NLO) today announced the upcoming launch of Podcast Reports in the Netherlands, powered by Triton Digital’s Podcast Metrics measurement service. Triton Digital says the…

Podcast Advertising: 4 Platforms You Need To Know

According to this year’s State of PPC, Podcast ads are a big opportunity for marketers; while over 50% of the U.S. population is listening to podcasts, only 4% of marketers…