The consolidation in digital media marches on. A month or so after the news of talks between the two broke, Vice announced that it had reached a deal to acquire Refinery29. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed in the official announcement, but a report in the Financial Times pegged the value of the combined companies at $4 billion. That would represent a decline in Vice’s valuation since its...
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Will Apple Kill the Free Podcast?: The Information’s Tech Briefing
The podcasting industry as we know it is about to change. Plans by Apple to launch a subscription service for podcasts, as The Information reported today, portends a shift to a much more balkanized podcasting world. Instead of shows being broadly available for free on a variety of outlets, in the future podcasts will be attached exclusively for a price to specific outlets. It’s not only...
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