Spotify outlines ‘audio-first’ strategy, buys Gimlet and Anchor

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has said that the future of the streaming service is audio, not just music, as the company announced the acquisition of two podcasting companies, Gimlet Media and Anchor. Outlining his overall vision for the company, Ek said that he wants to bring radio listening to Spotify and deepen engagement with users. […]

ITU approves global standard for ‘immersive audio’

The ITU has approved new global standards for ‘immersive audio’ technology, which it claims will “lift the television experience to an entirely new level. The new open standards are designed to deliver advanced sound for broadcasting services that will create “a listening experience that is closer to real life”. The new file format was developed […]