Report: U.S. consumer tech could see $398 billion in 2019 revenue, with smart speakers and streaming key drivers

The Consumer Technology Association released a report with its projections for spending by U.S. shoppers this year. The report anticipated that the latest tech developments will spur a record-breaking $398 billion in retail revenue during 2019. On-demand music services are projected to grow revenue in double-digit percentages. Continue Reading

Veritone to provide AI-powered advertising insights to Univision

Veritone announced that it has entered an agreement to provide advertising insights to Univision Communications’ nationwide Spanish-language radio network. Univision stations will be able to leverage Veritone’s aiWARE artificial intelligence service to access near real-time insights and advertising performance intelligence. Continue Reading

AdsWizz now integrates with Google Display and Video 360

Ad tech company AdsWizz, wholly owned by Pandora, announced new integrations with Google’s Display &Video 360 platform. The deal connects the AudioMax supply side platform, which is used to power Pandora’s programmatic buying solution, and AdWave, a global audio marketplace with more than 3 billion audio ad impressions each month worldwide, to Google’s massive footprint of buy-side users. Continue Reading

Targetspot to launch all-in-one Podcast Marketplace in December

Digital audio advertising platform Targetspot has announced its upcoming Podcast Marketplace, an all-in-one ad marketplace for connecting podcast producers with advertising revenue sources. This venture will start in December when the new platform will open to Targetspot’s existing premium publishers and partners. That launch effort will represent 100-million monthly podcast downloads. It will eventually open to all podcast producers. Continue Reading

audioBoom H1 2018 results show financial improvement and growing listenership

AudioBoom, a podcast and audio on-demand company, has released its financial results from an extraordinarily eventful first half of its fiscal year. In the six months ending May 31, 2018, audioBoom posted a 43% increase in revenue to £2.6 million. COO Stuart Last posted additional context and interesting metrics to supplement the official report. Continue Reading