Google Podcasts will be closed in 2024 to allow podcast listeners to switch to YouTube Music

Google has announced that in 2024 it will shut down its podcasting app Google Podcasts. This is planned to be done as part of a wider transition of listeners to YouTube Music, writes TechCrunch. Google plans to increase its investment in podcasts on YouTube Music and make it a more ... Read more

Creators of white noise podcasts will lose their main source of income on Spotify

Spotify is preparing to disable white noise podcasts from its Ambassador Ads monetization program, which allowed them to earn tens of thousands of dollars, starting October 1. This is reported by Engadget with reference to Bloomberg. Under this program, the streaming service pays podcast creators to read advertisements for the ... Read more

You can now listen to podcasts in YouTube Music

YouTube Music has received another update that adds the ability to listen to podcasts. So far, this functionality is available only in the US, but Google promises to expand its geography in the future. You don’t need a paid Music Premium or YouTube Premium subscription to listen to podcasts. You ... Read more

Podcasts are coming to YouTube Music

YouTube Music will soon be the place to listen to your favorite podcasts. This was announced by representatives of the platform during the Hot Pod Summit event. A podcast creation tool will come to YouTube Studio, and creators will be able to add audio podcasts to YouTube via RSS feeds. ... Read more

Max Kidruk: about artificial intelligence, scientific and technological progress, the Internet on Mars and the work of a writer

We bring to your attention a slightly edited transcript of the sixth episode of the second season of the “Radio on Mezha” podcast. If it is more convenient for you to listen to the audio version of the podcast, you can, as usual, find it at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, ... Read more

80% fewer podcasts were launched in 2022 than in 2020

2022 was less fortunate for podcast listeners. According to data compiled by Chartr and Listen Notes, last year fewer new podcasts than in 2021, 2020 and 2019 were released. Statistics show that the number of new shows created between 2020 and 2022 has dropped by almost 80%. Last year, 219,178 ... Read more

If an AI-generated Joe Rogan interviews Steve Jobs, it will all come down to criticizing Microsoft

Artificial intelligence is being taught to do different things. It plays chess, draws pictures (sometimes quite creepy), swaps faces, generates voices, etc. Currently, technology even allows you to simulate a conversation between two people so that there is a basis on which AI can be trained. Thus, Play.ht Company produced ... Read more

Spotify has made it easier to access podcasts, for now on Android

Spotify users on Android can now take advantage of a new tab on the home screen of the music streaming app that allows you to quickly navigate to the podcast section. “This week, we are launching a new Home experience that includes feeds for both Music and Podcasts & Shows. ... Read more