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Spotify Raising Prices for Some Users

On the heals of its announcement about podcast subscriptions, Spotify is notifying some users they will have to pay more.

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Spotify to Introduce Podcast Subscriptions With No Podcaster Cut

Spotify is ramping up its competition with Apple, with plans to introduce podcast subscriptions with no cut taken from the podcaster.

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Apple ‘Spring Loaded’ Event: Apple Card, Podcasts, iPhone, AirTag and Apple TV

Apple unveiled its “Spring Loaded” event, unveiling the new iPad Pro, an M1 iMac and the anticipated AirTags.

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Apple May Let Users Set Default Music and Podcast Apps

Apple may be preparing to allow users to select their default music and podcast apps, according to reports on the iOS 14.5 beta.

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Andreessen Horowitz Hires Maggie Leung As It Doubles Down On Media Strategy

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has hired Maggie Leung, a well-known journalist, as executive editor as the company doubles down on its media efforts.

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Bad News For Spotify As Citi Says Podcast Bet Not Paying Off

Citi analysts don’t believe Spotify’s big podcasting bet is paying off, according to a note they sent to investors.

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Twitter Buys Breaker, the Social Podcasting App

Twitter has bought Breaker, bringing the social podcasting app in-house at a time when podcasting is more popular than ever.

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Amazon to Acquire Podcast Startup Wondery

Amazon has announced it is acquiring podcast startup Wondery, with plans to add it to Amazon Music.

Text is a Great Way to Increase Your Engagement with Consumers, Says Zipwhip CMO

“For businesses, the communication channels of email and phone are just becoming less and less effective,” says Scott Heimes, Chief Marketing Officer at Zipwhip. “Text is a great way to increase your engagement and responsiveness with consumers. They’ll actually respond to a text.”

It’s “Game On” for Buffalo Wild Wings New Brand Architecture, Says CMO

“When I think of brand architecture it really gets to the essence of the brand,” says Buffalo Wild Wings CMO Seth Freeman. “The essence of the brand is around this idea of camaraderie and ritual and something that we like to call “game on.”