Google has confirmed the acquisition of the Podcast app cofounded by former Netflix execs


Google has purchased a podcast app which is expected to be shut down on November 10, according to Business Insider.

“We are thrilled to be joining the team at Google. We can’t talk (yet) about what we are going to be up to, but we are are really excited and eager to tell you more soon,” cofounder Steve Henn said in a note sent to contacts.

To confirm the news from one of Google’s execs, he asked us to follow the Medium’s “Good night, and Good news” post.  

One of the defining features of the app is a section called “Quick Hits,” which is a feed of shorter audio stories, wrote Business Insider.

According to Henn’s goodbye note, active 60dB users listen to it more than an hour per day.

Google may aspire to become the center of the Podcast world because 65% users listen to the podcasts through Apple’s built-in iPhone app – Google’s biggest competition alive!

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