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Google Podcasts closes, and joins the graveyard
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Google Podcasts, which closed on April 2 in the US, was scheduled to finally close globally yesterday. Founder Zack Reneau-Wedeen left in Sept 2021, and the app has had no feature updates since. Google Podcasts started making its way to the Google Graveyard in Jan 2023, when Google Podcasts was removed from Google Search. The third attempt at a podcast player from Google, it...


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Now, iHeart tops two US podcast rankers
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There’s a new #1 for podcasting at the top of May’s Triton Digital US Podcast Ranker - for the first time, iHeart Media is being measured by the service. The “iHeart Audience Network” claims 67,355,410 average weekly downloads, 76% more than the previous #1 network, SiriusXM. iHeart is also #1 with Podtrac. Riverside is launching “Conversation Studio”, a new set of features including full HD live-stre...


Study: $1 in podcast ads = $4.90 in increased sales
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Last Thursday at 10:26 AM

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Spend $1 on podcast advertising, and get back $4.90 in increased sales. So says media agency OMD and podcast company Acast, after a study in Sweden of more than $192mn of adspend. At 4.9%, podcast advertising gives the highest long-term return on ad spend (ROAS) of any media tested, including ads on social media and radio, according to the study with OMD's analytics division...


True crime shows, filtered
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Last Wednesday at 10:08 AM

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Want to find a true crime podcast episode featuring a death on a subway train in the US? Or one in the wilderness where the murder weapon was a USB cord? Pods 4 Us is a new podcast discovery app with detailed filtering options for true crime and book podcasts. More categories are on the way, we’re told. The Triton Di...


Monthly podcast listeners continue to grow
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Last Tuesday at 11:12 AM

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The number of podcast listeners continues to grow in countries across the world , according to new data from the Reuters Institute. The Digital News Report 2024 says that “Podcasts continue to attract younger, richer, and better educated audiences, with news and politics shows heavily skewed towards men, partly due to the dominance of male hosts”, adding “Many markets have become saturated with conten...


Beyond the smartphone: PodLP launches on Cloud Phone
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06/17/2024

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Spotify for Podcasters release new terms of use
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06/14/2024

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We take a good long look at them, but there are no surprises.

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Ad-skipping insights released for podcasts
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06/13/2024

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Podcasting does surprisingly well for ad-skipping, it turns out

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UK Podcast Consumer study announced
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06/12/2024

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Acast also reappears in Podtrac's global ranker

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