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Reddit upgrades its live audio product Reddit Talk with a soundboard, new discovery features

Reddit Talk, the social site’s Clubhouse-like social audio product, is rolling out a handful of updates aimed at allowing hosts to better...

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I’m not too worried about recommending another (few) tech podcasts

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. I’m...

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Spotify hypes the revenue potential of podcasts and audiobooks at its second Investor Day event

In its second Investor Day, streaming service Spotify updated the financial community about its potential for further growth and monetization,...

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Review: Sonos Ray soundbar is an easy upgrade that will leave you wanting more

Sonos went a bit further downmarket recently with the Ray, a smaller and cheaper soundbar than the Beam, itself a smaller, cheaper soundbar than the...

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Pitch Deck Teardown: BoxedUp’s $2.3M seed round pitch deck

Today, we're taking a close look at the pitch deck that helped BoxedUp founder David Boone raise the company's first round of institutional...

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Voicy wants to pwn gamers with audio memes

If meme stocks can be a thing, what’s to stop audio meme sharing from going viral!? Hoping to storm the ear-bending arena of social audio and...

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Twitter rolls out the ability for creators to host Super Follows-only Spaces

Twitter has announced that it’s rolling out Super Follows-only Spaces. Creators who offer Super Follows subscriptions can now host Spaces...

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Ava sets the example for universal live captioning and raises $10M to keep building

Ava's tools provide instant captions for any voice the user hears, whether that's in a video call, on a Tiktok video or out with friends.

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Twitter rolls out new Spaces features, including access to analytics for hosts

Twitter is rolling new features for its live audio Spaces product, giving hosts and co-hosts on iOS and Android access to analytics about their...

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Facebook is shutting down its podcast service, discontinuing other audio products

Facebook is shutting down its podcast service on June 3rd barely a year after its launch. The social media giant told TechCrunch that it’s also...

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Fire TV Cube becomes first-ever U.S. streaming media player to support audio streaming for hearing aids

Today, Amazon Fire TV announced the launch of Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) on Fire TV Cube (2nd gen) for compatible Bluetooth hearing aids...

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If you could go to Andreessen Horowitz or YC as a startup, which would you choose?

We dug into Natasha's coverage of the latest early-stage effort from a16z, and what it could mean for competition with Y Combinator, among other...

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Apple Music launches new DJ mixes in spatial audio

Apple is launching DJ mixes in spatial audio with Dolby Atmos on Apple Music, the company announced on Wednesday. The company says the launch brings...

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Indonesian audio content platform NOICE gets $22M Series A

NOICE, an Indonesia audio content startup, has raised $22 million in Series A funding led by Northstart, with participation from returning investors...

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Spotify closed down its Greenroom Creator Fund with shift in live audio strategy

Spotify recently announced that it would transition live audio content from its “Greenroom” app to its flagship streaming app while...

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Facebook is losing interest in its podcasting plans, new report claims

Last April, Facebook announced a suite of new audio products, including new support for podcasts and a Clubhouse live audio competitor, which was an...

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Clubhouse starts rolling out dark mode on iOS and Android

Clubhouse is rolling out a new dark mode setting on its iOS and Android apps starting today, the company announced in a blog post this week. The...

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Clubhouse begins testing an in-room gaming feature

Clubhouse is testing a new in-room gaming feature on both iOS and Android devices, the company confirmed.

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Spotify brings live audio shows to its main app, rebrands companion app Greenroom as ‘Spotify Live’

As an earlier report had suggested, Spotify today announced it will integrate the live audio capabilities from its companion app, Spotify Greenroom,...

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Clubhouse adds new ‘protected profile’ setting option for all users

Clubhouse is launching a protected profile setting to allow users to only make their full profile available to people they approve as followers, the...

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Spotify puts its Podz acquisition to use with test of new podcast discovery feature

Last summer, Spotify acquired podcast discovery platform Podz for roughly $49.4 million, per an SEC filing, to help accelerate the streamer’s...

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Podcasters, get ready to find out how many followers you have on Apple Podcasts

Apple Podcasts follower counts have never been visible, but next month podcasters will be able to see this data on the private Apple Podcasts Connect...

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Twitter is testing a new clipping tool for Spaces with select iOS hosts

Twitter has started testing a new clipping tool for Spaces, the company announced this week. Select hosts on iOS are now able to clip 30 seconds of...

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Amazon launches a ‘live radio’ app, Amp, which lets you play DJ with the Amazon Music catalog

Amazon’s Clubhouse competitor has arrived. The retail giant on Tuesday launched a new mobile app called Amp, which allows people to create live...

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Twitter is working on a podcasts tab

As Twitter continues to develop its live audio product Spaces, the platform may soon take things a step further by launching a dedicated podcasts tab...

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Amazon Music to overtake Pandora as No. 2 US music streamer this year

According to estimates from Insider Intelligence (previously eMarketer), Amazon Music will surpass Pandora this year to become the music streamer...

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Clubhouse adds text-based chat rooms for the mic shy

The voice-first social network has finally introduced a way for longtime lurkers to get in on the action. Clubhouse announced in-room chat Thursday,...

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The rise of the Black Angel Group inside of Alphabet

A year ago, inside of the corporate leviathan Alphabet, Black Googlers and other Black Alphabet employees were invited to some informal programming...

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