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Westwood One 2018 Audioscape finds crossovers between podcast fans and smart speakers

Westwood One has released a report exploring the audio landscape, with podcasting and smart speakers drawing particular attention. The study leveraged data from the Share of Ear and Infinite Dial studies to explore trends for the podcast audience as well as tracking the adoption rates for smart speakers. Continue Reading

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Canadian Podcast Listener shares early look at French-English audience divide

The Canadian Podcast Listener will be releasing the results from its second annual analysis during the first RAIN Summit Canada in October, but Audience Insights and The Podcast Exchange have been sharing advanced glimpses. After revealing some statistics in July, the duo have shared another slide with data about podcasting in Canada. Continue Reading

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Amazon and Microsoft offer first preview of Alexa-Cortana integration

Amazon and Microsoft have integrated their digital assistants, which could open up new possibilities for cross-support of features and services outside of whatever hardware brand a user owns. Plans for an integration were announced last year, and the integration is just available as a preview in the U.S. right now. Continue Reading