Mobile

Apple Bringing Podcasts to the Web (Variety)

Apple has been testing a new web interface for its podcast directory, according to a report by 9to5Mac. The new interface not only lists individual episodes of a show, but actually... More

Spotify Wants You to Listen to More Podcasts, Less Music (Fortune)

Spotify’s $340 million play for podcasts is not just an attempt to dominate every facet of your audio experience—though Spotify would certainly like that, too. Following its re... More

Netflix Tries Out Mobile-Only Subscription Plan in India (Variety)

Streaming giant Netflix is testing a mobile-only subscription in India that costs half of its basic plan. Netflix India’s monthly plans begin at INR500 ($7.27), and the mobile-on... More

Study: Mobile is a Central Part of Everyday Life (CMO)

Mobile devices were once solely used for communication. Now they’re used for networking, gaming, getting directions, tracking health, shopping, and more. It’s no stretch to say... More

Everybody Makes Podcasts: Can Anyone Make Them Profitable? (Bloomberg)

The industry generates a lot of enthusiasm and little revenue, but that could be changing.... More

Western Digital Unveils World’s Fastest 1TB UHS-I microSD Card (MESA)

As consumer demand for high-quality content continues to rise, Western Digital is enabling a bigger, faster experience with new solutions that give consumers the best combination o... More

Western Digital’s UFS 3.0 EFD Empowers 5G Mobility (MESA)

Western Digital is enriching smartphone users’ mobile experience in the 5G era with a new embedded flash drive (EFD) that provides the speed and capacity necessary to maximize th... More

Twitter May Let Us ‘Clarify’ (But Not Edit) Our Old Tweets (Engadget)

There are reasonable arguments for and against being able to edit tweets once they've been posted to Twitter dot com. Jack Dorsey doesn't necessarily want everyone to re-write thei... More

Spotify’s Quest to Become the King of Podcasts (Engadget)

Spotify's purchases of Anchor and Gimlet Media hint at the battleground podcasting is becoming. Advertisers are desperate to get their product in front of those ears, and so have b... More

Spotify Bets Big on Podcasting to Power Battle Against Apple (Bloomberg)

Spotify acquired podcasting companies Gimlet Media and Anchor FM, a declaration that their specialty is the next big area of growth for the world’s largest paid music service. Th... More

IGTV is Coming to Your Instagram Feed Whether You Like it or Not (Engadget)

Watch much Instagram TV lately? Yeah, I didn't think so. That's not stopping Instagram from continuing to shove the little-loved feature down our throats, though. In a tweet today,... More

Tidal is the First Music Streaming Service to Accept Venmo (Engadget)

High-fidelity music streaming service Tidal now lets subscribers pay using their Venmo balance. It's the latest in a slew of partnerships for the PayPal-owned payments app, followi... More

No, Podcasting is Not a Small Business (Fortune)

Believe it or not, there’s money in podcasts. Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire Gimlet Media, the Brooklyn-based narrative podcast company, for more than $200 million in ca... More

MTV Launches SVOD Consumer App (Broadband TV News)

Viacom International Media Networks is launching MTV’s first ever direct-to-consumer SVOD mobile streaming app. MTV Play will initially only be available in the UK and marks a gl... More

YouTube Adds Swipe-Based Navigation on Your Phone (Engadget)

Mobile navigation is all about the swipe these days, and now even YouTube is joining in. The platform has started rolling out an update for iOS devices, giving users a way to view ... More

Prime Focus Technologies Celebrates Innovation Award, Successful Oppo Ad Campaign

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) closed out 2018 with a couple victories, including a 2018 Product Innovation Award, and a YouTube top 10 ad of the year. Trade journal “TV Techn... More

The B2B App Boom Will Only Grow in 2019 (CMS Wire)

This has been a landmark year for the release of new business apps. Vendors, including software industry giants like IBM and SAP, have been flooding the market with hundreds of new... More

Twitter to DM FA Cup Highlight Packages to International Fans (The Drum)

Twitter is experimenting with a new way of directly distributing FA Cup highlights to football fans outside the UK. Fans in 10 markets can register to receive match action featurin... More

To Avoid the Fate of Music Streaming, Podcasts Need to Validate Their Audiences (Adweek)

By 2009, the digitization and personalization of the music space had brought tremendous benefits to listeners. Almost everyone you knew was listening—and if they weren’t, their... More

Is the Era of Voice Texting Upon Us? (The Ringer)

The most controversial mode of 2018 communication is … a short voice message meant to replace a text. If you are currently having a strong, visceral reaction to the concept, you ... More