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Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify quarterly revenue beats on paid users, ad rebound

Spotify Technology SA beat Wall Street estimates for second-quarter revenue, as the Swedish music streaming company reported a 20% jump in paid subscribers for its premium service ...

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Social audio app Clubhouse is no longer invite-only

Live audio app Clubhouse has removed its invite system so that anyone can join the platform, it has announced.

Platform News: Discord

Chat app Discord to test ticketing, make audio events easier to find

Chat platform Discord has said it will start to test paid tickets for audio events, the first feature where creators can make money from the site, and will launch a tool next month...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Twitter to introduce ticketing for audio ‘Spaces’ feature

Twitter Inc has said it will introduce a new feature to let users charge admission to their live audio chat rooms in its “Spaces” feature, as the social media company s...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify shares fall after muted paid subscriber growth forecast

Shares of Spotify fell 8% in pre-market trading on Wednesday after its forecast of subdued current quarter paid subscriber numbers overshadowed upbeat first-quarter growth in count...

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Apple goes to battle with Spotify in premium podcast push

Apple Inc is fighting to retain control of the fast-growing podcasting market it popularized years ago but did not monetize, analysts and industry experts told journalists.

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook takes on Clubhouse, unveils upcoming audio products

Mark Zuckerberg has said Facebook planned to launch several audio products, including Clubhouse-style live audio rooms and a way for users to find and play podcasts.

Audio Streaming app, Clubhouse

Viral audio app Clubhouse floats payments feature for creators

The fast-growth, invite-only audio-chat app Clubhouse has said it will launch a monetization feature for its creators on the platform and that it will not receive any payment from ...

Platform News: Clubhouse audio and social media app

Oman blocks Clubhouse citing lack of permit

Oman has blocked US-based audio app Clubhouse because it did not have the right permit, authorities said, but some activists described the move as a further erosion of freedom of e...

Platform News: Clubhouse audio and social media app

Chinese users flock to US chat app Clubhouse to evade local censors

Invite-only audio app Clubhouse is attracting masses of new users from mainland China, where the US app remains uncensored by authorities despite flourishing discussions on rights,...

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple launches its new $549 AirPods Max headphones

Apple has unveiled its new AirPods Max, a set of wireless over-ear cans at $549 apiece, pricier than a few of its popular mobile and tablet goods, at a step likely to boost sales o...

Platform News: Apple logo

Apple expands news offerings with audio, local newspaper stories

Apple has expanded its news offerings with audio versions of stories narrated by voice actors for subscribers, a morning newscast hosted by two journalists and more access to local...