We made it! This year, Acast was listed as one of the top 100 sites for entertainment in Sweden by IDG.se. We are proud of our Swedish heritage and this is an honor. Congrats to all the other companies also on the list. See the full list here.
Our Global CEO Ross Adams shared his thoughts on the audio industry with Adweek, comparing podcasting as it is now to blogging in the 90's.
Remember back in November when we won the Ford "Make it Driveable" hackathon? Well now the Acast mobile app is actually available in Ford cars! At Mobile World Congress, Ford announced that our mobile app will be made available to drivers. It will offer offline downloads and an intelligent recommendation engine that analyses commute times to suggest podcasts which best fit journey length. Check out more here!
The Betoota Advocate, a small and independent regional newspaper from far-west Queensland and arguably Australia’s oldest newspaper, has announced they will be taking the plunge into podcasting. The podcasts will be hosted on the Acast platform, the world’s leading technology infrastructure for audio on demand and podcasts, and will be available on iTunes, the Acast app and wherever you go to listen to your podcasts.
This year, Acast is a presenting sponsor for the NYC based OnAir Fest happening March 1-4.
Each week, we'll feature podcasts from around the Acast universe. First up is the Veckans Bläcka podcast out of our Swedish office.
Acast has been working with Yahoo News and Yahoo Finance for a while now and we wanted to tell you about the newest show from Yahoo News.
Woke up this morning to see a cool feature on a brand new Acast hosted show “Whiting Wongs with Dan Harmon and Jessica Gao” in USA Today! The show was selected to be this week's podcast pick and we love to see our creators getting recognized. Read the piece here.
This week Acast HQ team member Simon Schmitz, Jianing, and Niklas went to Paris for a hackathon with Ford. They competed against developers from around the world to create the best car play experience for podcasts.
True crime podcasts are v hot right now. For the past 4 years, Swedish investigative duo Anton Berg and Martin Johnson have been making a podcast exploring Sweden's most controversial criminal cases. AND, this summer, they cracked a 13 year old murder mystery resulting in the release of Kaj Linna from jail after 13 years.