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Acast buys Podchaser: we talk to both CEOs (and ask about spam); plus, Alby, the simple cryptowallet for podcasters
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Acast buys Podchaser: we talk to both CEOs (and ask about spam); plus, Alby, the simple cryptowallet for podcasters

Jul 21 2022 • 1hr 14m
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Special GuestsMoritz Kaminski - AlbyRoss Adams -  AcastBradley Davis - PodchaserShow NotesAcast is to acquire Podchaser, the “world’s most comprehensive and authoritative podcast database” in a deal worth $34m. Podchaser, which is expected to make a profit next year, will continue to operate as a separate brand: it contains data of more than 4.5m million podcasts, including advertising information. The integration will bring additional data to Acast’s advertisers.The podcast landscape is ever shifting!Alby, a browser extension for cryptocurrency, has added its own podcaster wallet. The service allows you to earn from your listeners as they listen. The company has written a full guide to enabling your podcast.Audioboom’s H1/22 financials were released, showing revenue was up 79% on the same period last year. Profit was $2m, up from last year’s $0.2m, and the company’s doing 124m downloads a month (up 35%).Pushkin Industries has purchased podcast creator Transmitter Media. Transmitter’s founder and CEO, Gretta Cohn, will join Pushkin’s senior leadership team. Auphonic and Hindenburg have announced an integrationWhich company is sending the most unsolicited commercial email to podcasters, by scraping your RSS feed to gather your email? We have been running a spamtrap on our podcast feed for the last three months, and today, Support the showConnect With Us: Email: weekly@podnews.net Twitter: @jamescridland / @podnews and @samsethi / @joinpodfans Lightning/NOSTR: ⚡james@crid.land and ⚡sam@getalby.com Mastodon: @james@bne.social and @samsethi@podcastindex.social Support us: www.buzzsprout.com/1538779/support Get Podnews: podnews.net
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Loving how all these P2.0 features are steadily spreading out. Has been really fun from coming in 'near' the beginning and I have you to thank for that James. You mentioned it at the end of a random online presentation during lockdown times and after I got over my initial scam detector (Adam Curry is going to send me bitcoin for creating a podcast???) I've been blown away by what's being created .... and funnily enough he has sent me btc 🤣
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