Facebook is pulling out of podcasts and plans to remove them altogether from the social media service starting 3 June.
A push by US politicians to regulate digital app stores has pitted Apple and Google against Microsoft and others in a showdown of some of the world’s biggest technology companies.
Business software giant Oracle has suspended all operations in Russia, while rival SAP has announced it will pause all sales in the country following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Spotify Technology CEO Daniel Ek apologised to staff for the impact the controversy over Joe Rogan’s podcast has had on them.
Spotify is big, and the network effects of its music catalogue – now augmented by podcasts – are incredibly powerful.
Spotify will add a “content advisory” to any podcast episode that includes discussion about Covid-19 after coming under fire from rock and folk legends.
Joe Rogan pledged more balance and better research for his podcast in an apology aimed at quelling growing controversy over his Covid-19 vaccine remarks.
Spotify on Thursday made a major push to have more audiobooks on its platform by buying Findaway as it tries to recreate its success with podcasts.
Africa is central to Swedish music streamer Spotify’s plans to extend its reach to a billion customers.
South African payments company Yoco has raised about R1.2-billion from top investors in a series-C funding round as demand grows among small businesses for its digital payments tools.