Spotify has acquired Podz, a startup whose expertise generates preview clips of podcasts, the streaming service has announced. In contrast to different providers podcasters can use to manually create clips, TechCrunch says Podz automates the method of discovering key moments from episodes utilizing machine studying educated on over 100,000 hours of audio.
The acquisition is geared toward enhancing podcast discovery, letting customers browse quick clips reasonably than 30-minute plus podcast episodes. Spotify says this can make it “simpler for listeners to seek out the content material they wish to take heed to, and for creators to be found and construct a fan base.” Podz tells TechCrunch that customers on its platform sometimes observe as much as 30 podcasts, up from a median of seven.
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