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Just a few months after announcing a significant wave of layoffs, Spotify plans to conduct another round of layoffs. This time, the job cuts will affect the podcast division as…

Spotify will cut 200 jobs in its podcast unit

Michael Mignano has joined the consumer practice of the sprawling venture firm Lightspeed Venture Partners, after previously co-founding the podcasting platform Anchor and then leading Spotify’s talk audio business after…

Lightspeed Venture Partners has hired podcasting guru Michael Mignano as a partner

The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two…

How I Podcast: Science Vs’s Rose Rimler

The beauty of podcasting is that anyone can do it. It’s a rare medium that’s nearly as easy to make as it is to consume. And as such, no two…

How I Podcast: Welcome to Your Fantasy’s Eleanor Kagan

Apple is expanding its investment in podcasts. Today, Apple Books and Oprah announced the launch of “Oprah’s Book Club” podcast, an eight-episode series that will explore themes related to Oprah’s…

Apple expands its podcast footprint with Oprah’s Book Club series

Last month’s Gimlet was a watershed moment for podcasting. Spotify acquired the network for a reported $230 million, in a pricey bid to get serious about the format. But what…

After being acquired by Spotify, Gimlet’s staff looks to unionize

Dipsea, a mobile platform for erotic audio stories, is backed by Bedrock Capital and Thrive Capital

Dipsea raises $5.5M for short-form, sexy audio stories

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Why Spotify is betting big on podcasting

Podcasting revenues hit $314 million in 2017, according to a third-party survey released last summer. It’s a large number for what’s been historically regarded as a niche and difficult to monetize medium, but still pales in comparison to the additional $400-$500 million Spotify says it’s willing to spend on the space this year alone. Two…

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Why Spotify is betting big on podcasting

Spotify is going after podcasts in a major way in 2019. The music streaming service today confirmed that it has snapped up two podcast networks — Gimlet and Anchor — in…

Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor in podcast push, earmarks $500M for more deals

Gimlet Media, the Brooklyn-based podcasting network behind shows like StartUp and Reply All, announced today that it has closed a $15 million round led by Stripes Group. The series B…

Podcast network Gimlet Media scores $15 million in funding