Spotify has announced plans to acquire Gimlet Media and Anchor, two players in the podcasting industry. Gimlet is a renowned independent producer of podcast content, and Anchor offers podcast creation, publishing, and monetization services. With these acquisitions, Spotify is positioned to become both the premier producer of podcasts and the leading platform for podcast creators.
From the release: “These acquisitions will meaningfully accelerate our path to becoming the world’s leading audio platform, give users around the world access to the best podcast content, and improve the quality of our listening experience as well as enhance the Spotify brand,” said Daniel Ek, Spotify co-founder and CEO. “We are proud to welcome Gimlet and Anchor to the Spotify team, and we look forward to what we will accomplish together.”
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