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Spotify acquires two Podcast Tech Platforms

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Spotify has announced that it has acquired two podcast tech platforms – Podsights and Chartable. The streaming giant hasn’t shared the financial details of the deal yet. Interestingly, both these companies are in the analytics and measurement business. These two acquisition is yet another reminder that Spotify is taking its podcast business very seriously and more such investments are expected in the future. Interestingly, podcast was also the reason why Spotify was recently in news as its popular podcaster Joe Rogan hogged the limelight for allegedly spreading Covid misinformation (Read more)


Twitter’s new CEO all set to go for Paternity Leave

Twitter’s new Indian origin CEO Parag Agarwal is all set to go for paternity leave as he welcomes his second child. The micro-blogging company has also confirmed the news. However, Agarwal will be taking less than 20 weeks of parental leave that Twitter usually provides to its employees. Agarwal was hired for the top job in November last year after co-founder & Dorsey Jack Dorsey resigned from the post (Read more)


Google’s Waymo will soon start testing automated trucks

Google’s self-driving company Waymo has signed an agreement with CH Robinson for pilot testing autonomous trucks in Texas. The deal serves a reminder that Waymo is taking its autonomous truck venture – Waymo Via – pretty seriously. As per the agreement, Waymo will test fleet of autonomous trucks, traveling a 240 mile route between Dallas-Forth Worth and Houson (Read more)


NYSE inches closer to NFT trading

American stock exchange NYSE might soon launch a marketplace platform for NFTs. This has been confirmed after several media reported that NYSE has filed an application to register a new term for launching NFT marketplace. Since past few months the hype around NFTs have reached a new height after many U.S and other global celebrities invested in what is been termed as another form of digital asset or digital currency. As and when NYSE launches its marketplace, it will compete with some big names including OpenSea (Read more)


Google is planning a big privacy in Android ( And it is likely to affect Facebook)

Google has announced that it will bring new privacy changes in all Android devices that will make data tracking difficult for third party apps. The tech giant said that it will look to change its advertising  ids through its new privacy update. Notably, Apple brought a similar privacy update last year that adversely impacted Facebook revenue (Read more)                        

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