Google makes it easier to find local news through Podcasts and Assistant
Google Nest speakers will read you local news, even if it only appeared in print.
Audible has a new, cheaper plan (if you can do without the book credits)
It's also merging the Gold and Premium plans into a single subscription.
Deezer now has an analytics app for podcasters
You can see podcast stats, audience demographics and more.
Spotify's Daily Sports playlist combines music and podcasts
"Daily Sports" is now available in the US.
Mark and Jay Duplass are making podcasts for Spotify
The Duplass brothers will create both scripted and unscripted shows.
Spotify debuts video podcasts for select shows
And they're available to both free and Premium users.
Apple News adds audio stories and a daily podcast
It also introduced local news hubs for select cities and regions.
Spotify expands to Russia and 12 other countries in eastern Europe
Other new markets include Croatia and Ukraine.
Spotify debuts podcast charts to let you know what's popular
Two lists for trending and most-listened shows will be updated regularly.