Google just mysteriously bought a podcast app

Technology 11-10-2017 Mashable 36

Google looks to be making its first foray into the world of audio storytelling. 

Business Insider reports that Google has acquired 60dB, a short-form audio platform. 

The app featured over 700 podcast-style stories. It debuted in January 2016 and will shut down, in its current incarnation, on Nov. 10. The app's original content will continue to be available on its Medium profile.

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Similar to Apple Music, 60dB is heavily focused on personalization. Users can create Spotify-esque playlists of episodes from podcasts and news shows of their choiceOptions range from NPR's Hourly News Summary to in-depth interviews and fiction.  Read more...

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