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Y Combinator bets on the booming podcast industry

Podcasts are exploding in popularity and Y Combinator, the startup accelerator known for its long list of unicorn graduates, is throwing its support behind a business tackling the podcast monetization problem. Among its latest and largest-ever cohort is Brew, a subscription-based app complete with original content. Though Brew’s founders, Jijo Sunny, Madhavan Ramakrishnan, Aleesha John and Joseph Sunny, call Brew the “Netflix for podcasts,” the app differs from Luminary, which made headlin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Podcasts, Entertainment, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Netflix, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Trevor Noah, Himalaya, Justine, Kerala India


How students are founding, funding and joining startups

Shawn Xu Contributor Share on Twitter Shawn Xu is a managing partner at The Dorm Room Fund. There has never been a better time to start, join, or fund a startup as a student.  Young founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that exist just for them. Students that want to learn how to build companies can apply to an increasing number of fast-track programs th...
Tags: Energy, Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Y Combinator, Business, Pinterest, Microsoft, Drew Houston, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Stanford, Ipo, Boston


What to Expect in 2019: Retail Trends

By Rieva Lesonsky Most of us small business owners start the new year with mixed emotions. We’re hopeful and optimistic about growing our businesses, yet with anxious about all the challenges we know we’ll face. To find out what lies ahead, I’ve collected a number of tips, predictions and advice from people in the know. We’ll be exploring general consumer, financial and economic trends, as well as what to expect in the fields of marketing, technology, retail, HR and money. We also have contribu...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Youtube, Disney, US, Billie, Sales & Marketing, Walmart, Customers, United States, Victoria, Ibotta, Right Now, Justine


Reading List: Podcasting

I argued in my recent post What’s Next for Podcasting? that we’re at a pivot point where podcasting is becoming a mainstream content format for all types of shows and creators as Hollywood enters the fray. There’s a surge of interest by both creatives and businesspeople in podcasts right now, so I’ve compiled a reading guide to help newcomers get up to speed on the state of the podcasting market. Follow these links for thoughtful analysis by operators, investors, and journalists in the space and...
Tags: Apple, TC, Spotify, Hollywood, Sweden, Podcasts, Australia, China, US, Tech, Harvard University, Rolling Stone, Alexa, Lightspeed, Iab, SVP


What’s next for podcasting?

The podcast market will discover the answer to a foundational question about its future in the next few years. Will it continue along the path of music streaming, where all podcasts are available everywhere on free, ad-supported tiers?  Or, will it follow the path of streaming TV into paid subscription services with exclusive content? Today, effectively all of the industry’s revenue is from advertising — at least in the United States. However, we’re seeing the first steps being taken towar...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Hbo, Hollywood, China, Amy Schumer, US, Tech, Netflix, Pandora, West, United States, House Of Cards, Npr


iZombie The Complete Third Season Heads Home With Extra Brains

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Archive Collection are bringing the magic of iZombie‘s Third Season home on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 3rd, 2017. All 13 Episodes are here, along with the 2016 Comic-Con Panel and some never-before-seen deleted scenes. The CW hit still isn’t getting the attention it deserves, and that’s becoming even more infuriating for the show’s 2 million plus weekly viewers, because it’s getting even better every season. Not only is it diving into its characters and...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Seattle, Dvd, Cw, Clive, LIV, Center for Disease Control, Blaine, Blu Ray, Peyton, Ravi, Aly Michalka, Warner Bros Home Entertainment, iZombie, Rose McIver