Swell

  • Apple To Buy Swell For $30 Million, Per Report

    Apple To Buy Swell For $30 Million, Per Report

    In what appears to be a summer shopping spree, Apple is reported to be buying Swell, a radio app much like Pandora but focused on talk radio. The deal is said to be worth approximately $30 million. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It’s called Lock Screen, and some of us think it’s where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it’s all about glancing. What this means… Read More

  • Personalized News Radio App Swell Raises $5.4M

    Personalized News Radio App Swell Raises $5.4M

    Swell, the app that brings a Pandora-like experience to news and talk radio content, is announcing that it has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, with participation from Google Ventures, InterWest Partners, Correlation Ventures, and Draper Nexus Ventures. Swell previously raised a $1.8 million seed round from Google Ventures, Charles… Read More

  • Swell Launches A Personalized App For News Radio Listening

    Swell Launches A Personalized App For News Radio Listening

    Swell, a smartphone app launching today, is quickly becoming my favorite way to listen to spoken-word content. There are other apps focusing on that kind of content — for example, when we wrote about Stitcher’s growth last year, we said it was starting to sound like “the Pandora of talk radio.” Stitcher, however, actually follows more of an on-demand model —… Read More