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Spotify launches audiobooks to more English-speaking markets outside the US

Spotify is expanding its newly launched audiobooks service outside the U.S., the company announced today. The service will now become available in other English-speaking markets, including the U.K., I

Spotify’s video podcast publishing tools expand to creators worldwide

Spotify today is expanding its video podcasting capabilities to creators in more than 180 markets worldwide, which means the functionality is now available in nearly all the markets where Spotify&#821

Spotify revamps its Apple Watch app with larger artwork and new features, like direct downloads

Spotify today announced it’s revamping its Apple Watch experience. The new version of the small-screen streaming app has been redesigned to make it easier for users to find the music or podcasts

ByteDance’s music app Resso offers hints about TikTok Music’s launch

TikTok owner ByteDance is moving toward a launch of its music streaming service TikTok Music, rivaling Spotify and YouTube Music, reports have stated. In addition to recent discoveries of TikTok Music

Shopify acquires Remix to bolster its storefront design tools

Remix, a startup developing an open source web framework similar to Next.js, has been acquired by Shopify, the companies announced in a joint statement today. The financial terms weren’t disclos

Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ is the priciest digital album Tencent has sold

Taylor Swift’s latest album “Midnights” has dropped, and it might be setting a new standard for China’s digital music industry. Within a day of its release, the 13-track album,

Elon and Twitter’s will-they, won’t-they (and other TC news)

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast we talked with Dom about how conservative VCs are using their dollars to shape the world, and we spoke with Taylor about how the Musk train just keeps on rumbling a

Spotify cancels 11 original podcasts, lays off under 5% of podcast staff

Spotify is pulling 11 original podcasts from the platform, which will impact studios Parcast and Gimlet and involve less than 5% layoffs from Spotify’s podcast staff, a source familiar with the

Spotify acquires content moderation tech company Kinzen to address platform safety issues

Spotify this morning announced it’s acquiring Dublin, Ireland-based content moderation tech company Kinzen, which had been working in partnership with the streamer since 2020. Deal terms were no

Spotify releases a new exclusive podcast hosted by Kim Kardashian

Today, Spotify released the first two episodes of the new original podcast “Kim Kardashian’s The System: The Case of Kevin Keith,” narrated by reality TV star Kim K and true-crime producer Lori

Netflix shares trailer for Spotify series ‘The Playlist’

Netflix released the official trailer for “The Playlist” today, an upcoming limited series that loosely tells the story of how Spotify was created. The six-episode show will premiere on October 13

Spotify Island on Roblox launches a new virtual destination for hip-hop listeners

It’s been four months since Spotify debuted its virtual Spotify Island on Roblox, which made it the first music streaming service to have an official presence within the gaming platform. Today,

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Spotify brings audiobooks to US users with a catalog of 300,000 titles to start

Spotify is today launching support for audiobooks on its streaming service, offering a third type of audio content for its customers beyond music and podcasts. Initially, audiobooks will be made avail

Private equity’s gatekeepers get serious about tokens

Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode this week, we

This Week in Apps: Apple’s event brings a ‘Dynamic Island,’ new widgets and iOS 16

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Crypto’s biggest powerhouse flexes on its competition

Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode this week, we d

Spotify exec says the company will begin testing audiobooks ‘very soon’

Spotify CFO Paul Vogel says the music streaming platform will begin testing and trialing audiobooks “very soon.” The Spotify executive said the company plans to continue to expand its port

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

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

LineupSupply’s app turns music festival posters into Spotify playlists

If you often find yourself making Spotify playlists to get hyped for an upcoming music festival or to relive a favorite past show, a new mobile app called LineupSupply can now help make that process e
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