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Clubhouse put a big bullseye on social audio

I’ve previously written about Clubhouse (What makes Clubhouse great and what may cause its demise). Perhaps it’s boredom, or Zoom fatigue, but there’s something quite appealing these days about having social conversations without turning on a camera. The early buzz of Clubhouse (despite being invite-only and iOS having a total reach of about 2 million users) along with the rising popularity of podcasts has shown that consumers crave social audio interactions and that there’s plenty of room f...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Instagram, La, Trends, Linkedin, Netflix, Reddit, Hotline, Jam, Voice Chat, Locker Room, LionTree, Aryeh Bourkoff, Stuart Butterfield

Spotify CEO says live audio content is the next ‘Stories’

Live audio experiences will be adopted by every major platform just like Stories have been, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek told investors on Wednesday’s earnings call. The streaming service recently acquired a live audio app, Locker Room, whose technology it expects to use to power a range of new live audio conversations centered around sports, culture and, of course music. Investors were curious how exactly Locker Room would fit in with Spotify’s current offerings, given the streamer today is focused on...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Media, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, EK, Daniel Ek, Locker Room, Elon Musk Facebook, Ashton Kutcher Drake Oprah, Facebook Instagram Reddit Twitter Discord Telegram

Can Spotify Beat Clubhouse at Its Own Game?

Spotify wants to be all things audio. That means leveling a charge at popular social audio-platform Clubhouse this week through its purchase of sports-focused audio app Locker Room and its parent company, Betty Labs. The acquisition cost between $50 and $80 million, a price range reported by The Wall Street Journal. Already a giant in...
Tags: Spotify, Podcast, Media, Advertising, Clubhouse, Platforms, Locker Room, Streaming & OTT, Betty Labs, Audio & Podcasting

Spotify Jumps Into Social Audio, Acquires Sports-Focused Live Audio App

Spotify said Tuesday it has acquired the company behind the live audio app Locker Room, giving the music and podcast platform a new foothold in a space that has seen a surge of interest following the rise of the app Clubhouse. From a report: The company, Betty Labs, launched Locker Room in October as a sports-focused platform for live audio conversations. Spotify said it plans to "evolve and expand" the app "into an enhanced live audio experience for a wider range of creators and fans." Locker R...
Tags: Spotify, Tech, Gustav Söderström, Facebook Twitter, Locker Room, Betty Labs

This Week in Apps: Facebook Gaming skips iOS, TikTok goes shopping, Apple One bundles arrive

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Instagram, China, India, Samsung, Tech, ExxonMobil, Walmart, Bloomberg

Jerry Seinfeld Recalls Cringey Moment With Michael Jordan In Locker Room

The comedian watched an awkward clip of himself in "The Last Dance" and broke it down for Jimmy Kimmel.
Tags: News, Michael Jordan, Jerry Seinfeld, Locker Room

Tonight in L.A.: Lagwagon, Los Lobos, McCall, Bino Rideaux, Adult Bodies, Bonavega, Neil Hamburger, Huguenot, the Moshav Band, Drake Bell, the English Beat, Drip Fest 2, Noa James

L.A. concerts for Sunday: ► Veteran punk rockers Lagwagon, who returned this fall with “Railer” (their ninth album and first in five years), close out the year with a show at the Regent Theater, with Pulley and Grumpster supporting. ► Los Lobos continue their run of holiday week shows with a night at the Rose in Pasadena, with 3Fing3rs opening. ► Twenty-one-year-old singer-songwriter McCall, who released her new “Under the Reign” EP in October, headlines the Moroccan Lounge, joined by Kate Grahn...
Tags: Music, Pasadena, Preview, Alex, Continental, Drake Bell, Neil Hamburger, Los Lobos, Rose, Catalina Club, Saint Rocke, La Cita, Bob Anderson, McCall, Pulley, Lagwagon

This Week’s Shows: Dec. 23-29

Upcoming Los Angeles concerts: Royalties, Horse the Band, Daniel Lanois, Aceyalone, the Only Ocean, Dead & Company, Brainstory, Post Life, Spafford, Black Mike, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Poolside. the English Beat, Sublime With Rome, Los Lobos, Deorro, the Aquabats, the Red Pears, Breathing Effect, MOMMA, SadGirl, Programmed for Pleasure, the Higgs, the Bash Dogs, Lagwagon, Bonavega, Bino Rideaux Los Angeles concerts for the week: Monday, Dec. 23 CeCe Winans at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Cer...
Tags: Music, Featured, Los Angeles, Rome, Belfast, Richard, Preview, Alex, Continental, Royalties, Maui, Dead Company, Thatcher, Cece Winans, Los Lobos, Brainstory

This Week’s Shows: Nov. 18-24

Upcoming Los Angeles concerts: Alessandro Cortini, Black Midi, Jeremy Zucker, JP Saxe, Shannon and the Clams, Liz Phair, the Black Keys, Bloc Party, Madonna, Atreyu, the Colour Coast, Alexandra Savior, Pip Blom, Post Malone, Big Freedia, X Ambassadors, Plain White T’s, Cautious Clay, Leonid, Elephant Stone, Stoop Kids, Puma Blue, Exes, Adam Turley, Baby Keem, Tiffany Young, Ximena Sariñana, Scarypoolparty, Brock, María Del Pilar, the Get Up Kids, Saro, Meiko, Dave, Lindsey Stirling, MANÁ, Simple...
Tags: Preview, Adam Turley, Alessandro Cortini, Alxandra Savior, Asy Ey, Atreyu, Avery*Sunshine, Baby Keem, Bedouin Soundclash, Big Freedia, Black Midi, Bloc Party, Bob Bunny, BoomBox, Brock, Cautious Clay

Inside the Erie Otters Locker Room: Slow Starts & Special Teams

In this week’s edition of “Inside the Locker Room”, Otters head coach Chris Hartsburg stops by for his usual weekly update. We also had both Jamie Drysdale and Chad Yetman with us to discuss the team’s slow starts to sets and their overall thoughts on special teams. You can read last week’s Inside the Locker Room here. The Week That Was 4-1 loss vs. Hamilton on Oct 11.4-2 win vs. Guelph on Oct 12.Otters overall record: 5-4-0. Saturdays are for the Otters! Erie improves to 4-0 on t...
Tags: Sport, Hockey, Hamilton, Terry Wilson, Niagara, OHL, Mississauga, Guelph, Drysdale, Long Read, Locker Room, Hartsburg, Chris Hartsburg, Alex Gritz, Matthew MacDougall, Jamie Drysdale

This Week’s Shows: Oct. 7-13

Upcoming Los Angeles concerts: Desert Daze, the Band Camino, Cones, Robert Ellis, Lido, Brittany Howard, Dropkick Murphys, Bad Religion, Grandson, Idles, Daniel Norgren, GoGo Penguin, Joshua Radin, Twin XL, Georgia, Odessa, Nocona, Crumb, Angels & Airwaves, K.Flay, Alec Benjamin, Son Volt, Olivia Gatwood, Too Many Zooz, Faye Webster, Mallrat, Trapdoor Social, Boy & Bear, Neon Indian, Pete Yorn, Lana Del Rey, Sofi Tukker, Reik, Snow Tha Product, Rival Sons, Morcheeba, Dear Boy, El Ten Eleven, W.I...
Tags: Preview, Against Me, Aldous Harding, Alec Benjamin, Alice Smith, Angels & Airwaves, Babymetal, Bad Gyal, Bad Religion, Bad Suns, Badflower, Bastille, Bellsaint, Bleached, Blessthefall, Bob Dylan

Tiger Woods Needs A Major Win

Tiger Woods put on a good show last Sunday at The Open Championship even taking the solo lead for a brief time. But when the last putt fell it was Francisco Molinari lifting the Claret Jug as Woods looked on from down the leaderboard. There are no moral victories in major championship golf but Woods had to be feeling a bit better about his performance at Carnoustie and his smiling post round press conference showed that he indeed saw progress… Continue Reading →
Tags: Father, Sport, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Jordan, Golf Course, Woods, Open Championship, Mickelson, Carnoustie, Erik Compton, U.S. Open, Chip Shots, John Feinstein

NFL Players Association Responds as President Trump Criticizes Eagles Players for Snubbing White House

"Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!"
Tags: News, Uncategorized, NFL, Donald Trump, National Anthem, Locker Room, Onetime

As Many Players Planned To Skip Event, Trump Disinvites Eagles From WH

WASHINGTON (AP) — Digging deeper into a culture war that he’s repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump called off a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles, citing the dispute over whether NFL players protesting racial injustice must stand during the playing of the national anthem. Trump said in a statement Monday that some members of the Super Bowl championship team “disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Alabama, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, San Francisco, Ap, Cnn, Long, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Capitol Hill

This guy’s response to homophobic straight dudes in the locker room is priceless

"This is one of my crowning achievements" in life and I feel nothing but pride," Cody Harpster says.
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Gay, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Locker Room, Cody Harpster

VIDEO: Jason Day Explains Caddie Switch in Locker Room at BMW Championship

JASON DAY HAS REPLACED LONGTIME CADDIE Colin Swatton, a shock to Swatton and much of the golf world after more than a decade of toil on the fairways.Well, guess what. Day is the current leader at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms. He fired a 64 in the opening round and followed with a 65 on Friday, for a total of 13 under.Friend Luke Reardon is on Day's bag. [Author: The Armchair Golfer]
Tags: Sport, Golf, Bmw, Jason, Jason Day, Conway Farms, Colin Swatton, The Armchair Golfer, Locker Room, Swatton, Luke Reardon

What do straight guys really do in the locker room? Keegan Hirst reveals the truth.

Casually sporting the #finishadvantage from @asicsrunning at training this morning. New hair + new bottoms = super speedy ? #tighttights #trainingphoto #rugby #nofunstandingstill Photo @masoncatonbrown A post shared by Keegan Hirst (@keeganhirst) on Feb 11, 2017 at 8:50am PST “A lot of it you couldn’t publish!” That’s gay rugby player Keegan Hirst, discussing the locker room talk and bravado that happens behind the scenes. “There is a lot of innuendo.” Oh, like what? “...
Tags: Instagram, Life, Lifestyle, Sports, Ibiza, Queerty, Keegan Hirst, Hirst, Locker Room

Did Golf Enable Trump’s “Locker Room Talk”?

Donald Trump and I travel in different circles and thank God for that.  But we both have an affinity for golf though apparently for different reasons. I enjoy the camaraderie, the challenge and the history the game offers and Trump likes making money off the game and maybe spending some time in locker rooms. Other than a few quick showers in some of Scotland’s great courses on my recent trip I haven’t spent much time in locker rooms.  Forty something… Continue Reading →
Tags: Hollywood, Washington Post, Scotland, Sport, United States, Bill Clinton, Golf Channel, Golf, Donald Trump, Golf Course, Privilege, Gentleman, Trump, Camaraderie, Chip Shots, Locker Room

Locker Room Talk (And Why “Grab Them By The Pussy” Doesn’t Qualify), Explained

After being roundly criticized for leaked footage that revealed him bragging about grabbing anonymous women “by the pussy,” Donald Trump kinda, sorta apologized for it. But then dismissed it as typical “locker room talk.” What exactly is this “locker room talk?” Locker room talk refers to unfiltered conversations men sometimes have with each other in locker rooms. The term has become a bit of a catch-all to not just refer to men’s locker rooms, but anywhere (barbershops, country club golf course...
Tags: Featured, Blogging, Bill Clinton, La Fitness, Donald Trump, Rape Culture, Race & Politics, Trump, Billy Bush, Locker Room

Every week should be customer service week!

Customer Service Week (Oct. 3-7) is approaching and, since I work in the field, I suppose I should contribute to the conversation. Let me begin by saying that celebrating the customer is a good thing—especially when you consider that, without customers, there wouldn’t be much else to celebrate. The issue that I have with Customer Service Week is that, to me, it places a superficial focus on customers for one week in October that quickly returns to business as usual the following week as the ball...
Tags: Business, Smoking, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Employee Engagement, Chicago, Customer, Engagement, Satisfaction, American Standard, Customer Service Week, Raise Your Customer Service, Steve Curtin, Customer Service Week Oct, Formica, Brian O'Neill

WATCH: Impromptu Locker Room Strip Tease Interrupted By Unsuspecting Bro

We’ve all been there. You’ve just finished a particularly intense leg day at the gym, and upon entering the locker room, the unique scent of man-sweat, mildew and cheap shampoo suddenly inspires movement. No, not the squats or presses of your previous hour’s (or 30 minutes if you’re us) hard work — a different sort of movement. Expression. Finesses. The power of dance compels you! Related: Five Straight Guy Myths About Gay Guys In The Locker Room So you do what any self-respecting swulled-out g...
Tags: Feature, Video, Lifestyle, Britney Spears, Evergreen, Gym, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Topstory_primary, Morning Goods, Britney, Locker Room

An Act Of Political Cowardice -- Not Voting

Come on America, suck it up! When did we become a nation of whiners and complainers? The social media landscape, and the locker room at the gym, are littered with comments from people upset or against almost everything you can imagine, from genetically modified food to the size of airline seats, or the size of the person's rear end on the leg press machine next to you. Pokemon GO is dangerous, cell phones can cause brain damage, or only the brain damaged use cell phones while driving. The towel...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, Sweden, Law, Congress, America, Social Security, Green Party, Republican Party, Huffington Post, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Lombard Street, Locker Room

PHOTOS: What Goes On In Pro Soccer Locker Rooms When The Game Is Over

It was a tough day out on the field, but win or lose, a team is about camaraderie, connection and lots of shenanigans. With the Rio Olympics close on the horizon, let’s take a moment to pay tribute to the time-honored tradition of homoeroticism in the locker room — a place that seems sexy until you visit the one at your local gym and all potential appeal vanishes with one inhalation through the nostrils. But still, it doesn’t hurt to look: h/t Buzzfeed
Tags: Photos, Feature, Lifestyle, Soccer, Queerty, Locker Room

More Locker Room Confessions To Make You Renew That Gym Membership… Or Cancel It

In the past we’ve shared myths about gay guys in the locker room, but the thing about myths is that they’re usually based in reality. What we mean is, some weird stuff can go down in a locker room. Just in time for the proverbial big game (or is it?), we asked to mine their data for some salacious locker room confessions. We certainly weren’t disappointed with what they found.
Tags: Photos, Feature, Lifestyle, Evergreen, Queerty, Whisper App, Locker Room

beIN SPORTS expands The Locker Room and The XTRA shows to more nights

US sports network beIN SPORTS has expanded its coverage of their studio shows The Locker Room and The XTRA to strengthen its original programming. Starting this week on beIN SPORTS, The XTRA will broadcast live every night at 7pm ET, while The Locker Room will be live every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30-8pm ET. Previously, The Locker Room was a weekly show that appeared on Monday nights.... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: US, Sport, Soccer, XTRA, BeIN Sports, Soccer On TV, Locker Room

Into the Locker Room

Here's a choice nugget buried down near the bottom of The Washington Post's piece on the Clinton v Trump battle's escalating 'gender wars.' Bob Sutton, chairman of the Broward County GOP Executive Committee in Florida, voiced confidence that Clinton would be easy to defeat in a debate — with a comment not likely to endear him to some female voters. “I think when Donald Trump debates Hillary Clinton she’s going to go down like Monica Lewinsky,” he said. [Author: Josh Marshall]
Tags: Florida, News, Washington Post, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Josh Marshall, Monica Lewinsky, Bob Sutton, Locker Room, Broward County GOP Executive Committee

More Imagined 'Locker Room Talk' With Stephen Marche

On Thursday, Stephen Marche gave his woman editor at The Guardian a real lesson on what does and what doesn’t constitute classic bro locker room talk. Read more...
Tags: The Guardian, Bros, Dudes, Stephen Marche, Chicks, Locker Room, Guy Stuff

Canada Wonderland March Break Special: Buy 1 Daily Ticket for $63, Get Second Ticket FREE!

Canada’s Wonderland is offering a special, limited time only, March Break deal on their regular admission ticket. Now, until March 17, 2016, when you purchase a regular admission ticket online, you get a second ticket free! Simply just add a regular ticket for $63 into your shopping cart online, and a second complementary ticket will automatically be added to your cart. This deal gives you savings of $63 per ticket. You can now enjoy all of Canada’s Wonderland‘s world-class rides and attraction...
Tags: Canada, Wonderland, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Canadian Discount Coupons Canada, Visit Canada, Canadas Wonderland, Locker Room, Medieval Faire, Backlot Cafe, Medieval Funnel Click