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episode 3: Spotify launches audiobooks globally. Anchor is still alive but Libsyn Studio is dead.

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News & Links

  • Audiobooks are now available on Spotify in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. They'd launched in the US in September
  • Spotify Updates Notifications
  • Spotify’s Anchor has added “audio enhancement” to its app
  • Spotify has signed another exclusive: Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain
  • Spotify announced the expansion of NextGen
  • Dan Misener at Bumper has looked at the new topics that Apple Podcasts and
    he’s produced a number of network maps, designed to show links between different shows; and produced episode topic maps for every category in Apple Podcasts
  • Libsyn has closed its free podcast hosting platform, Libsyn Studio
  • Zeitpedia is using Generative AI voices to produce audio news digests. Here’s an AI-generated podcast called World Cup 2022 News Now
  • Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) said “Come to @tumblr, we're adding activitypub for interconnect"
  • Mastodon has just passed over 2 million active monthly users, a new record! If you add .rss to the end of someone’s account page - then you get an RSS feed. 
  • Find Fediverse accounts of your Twitter followers. https://fedifinder.glitch.me
  • Leo Laporte is to retire from radio.
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