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Spotify has acquired Podz, a startup whose technology generates preview clips of podcasts, the streaming service has announced. Unlike other services podcasters can use to manually create clips, TechCrunch says Podz automates the process of finding key moments from episodes using machine learning trained on over 100,000 hours of audio.
The acquisition is aimed at improving podcast discovery, letting users browse short clips rather than 30-minute plus podcast episodes. Spotify says this will make it “easier for listeners to find the content they want to listen to, and for creators to be discovered and build a fan base.” Podz tells TechCrunch that users on its platform typically follow up to 30 podcasts, up from an average of seven.
Waymo, Google’s former self-driving project that is now a business unit under Alphabet, said Wednesday it raised $2.5 billion in its second outside funding round. The company said in a blog post it will use the funds to continue growing Waymo Driver, its autonomous driving platform, and growing its team. The round saw participation from […]
We called the DJI Mini 2 the best drone you can buy under $500, but what if you don’t have $449 to spend? Walmart has leaked a new entry in DJI’s Mavic Mini line that might start at just $299, which should make it the company’s most affordable drone ever.
Not only did we just find that price at Walmart’s website, it’s apparently migrated to at least one set of Walmart store shelves already:
pic.twitter.com/agxlPAF1Pb— Güçlü Atamer (@GAtamer) June 11, 2021
Here’s the thing, though: as far as we can tell, this isn’t actually a less-expensive DJI Mini 2 — it appears to be a less-expensive first-gen DJI Mavic Mini, a drone from 2019. As DroneDJ points out, all the specs seem to line up with the original Mavic Mini, including its...
Back 4 Blood's new Swarm mode was revealed at E3. It lets players control zombies.
Launched in 2012 by Prabhkiran Singh, Bewakoof claims to have 10 million strong customer base and sells around 20,000 units of apparels and accessories a day
British TV broadcasters ITV, Sky and Channel 4 have partnered to offer a unified advertising metric that will run across their digital viewing platforms through NBC's campaign measurement tool Cflight. Created by Comcast-owned NBCUniversal in 2018, the measurement was a response to the growing increase of on-demand viewing that legacy metrics were proving unable to...
The Oregon House passed a resolution Thursday which said State Rep. Mike Nearman participated in "disorderly behavior" on December 21.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told NBC News that he could go through every single criticism of his COVID-19 decisions and debunk them "immediately."
Virgin Galactic did not deny the rumor that Branson is trying to launch by July 4, and one expert says the timeline is "very doable."
(University of California - San Diego) A major upgrade to the world's largest outdoor earthquake simulator reached a milestone mid-April when the facility's floor--all 300,000 lbs of it--was put back into place. When completed this fall, the simulator will have the ability to reproduce multi-dimensional earthquake motions with unprecedented accuracy to make structures and their residents safer during strong shakes. Researchers lay out the details of the upgrade in a paper published in January 2021 in Frontiers in Built Environment.
Scientists from Wuhan, China were exploring local bat caves in order to identify new viruses prior to the start of the pandemic.
PlayDate has an accessory – a multi-purpose games console dock with a stereo speaker and pen-holder!
Apple has also introduced iCloud+ subscription which will be sold at the same price as the current iCloud services
Tom Hiddleston's own show on Disney Plus starts streaming Wednesday, and the reactions so far are very good.
Hundreds of people waved banners - some on land, with others in small boats in the canal - and chanted in protest at the MSC Orchestra cruise liner.
Aviva is joining a UK autonomous vehicle project in a bid to capture data that will enable it to insure such driverless vehicles when the time comes.
As part of the CMO Reboot Playbook: Activating Brand Purpose, Tim Kemp, VP of Marketing at the NY Jets, shares his play on how to successfully relaunch a historical football franchise in an impactful way while remaining close to old and new fans everywhere. Check out more plays from top CMOs and brand leaders here....
"We believe that the recent volatility and our current market prices reflect market and trading dynamics unrelated to our underlying business," AMC said.
Here in the U.S. the concept of using a driver’s data to decide the cost of auto insurance premiums is not a new one. But in markets like Brazil, the idea is still considered relatively novel. A new startup called Justos claims it will be the first Brazilian insurer to use drivers’ data to reward […]
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