Quick Hits: Rdio’s 2015 plans; a Serial critique

Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:

Rdio CEO looks to 2015: Rdio CEO Anthony Bay discussed the future of the streaming platform in an interview with Billboard. “Our goal is to have every song ever recorded available to listeners on any device at any time anywhere in the world and we are working on all of those things,” he said. Bay also discussed the impact of artist holdouts such as Taylor Swift and partnerships with set-top boxes and with the automotive industry.

Critiquing Serial‘s crime reporting: Diana Moscovitz wrote an article for The Concourse about the wildly popular podcast Serial. The spinoff from This American Life is a longform crime reporting show hosted by Sarah Koenig. Moscovitz critiqued the initial run of the show for sloppy structure and excessive filler material without bringing any new insights to light.


Anna Washenko