Audible will no longer be airing the daily audio snippet of news stories from popular newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, or The New York Times, GeekWire reported. This will mark the end of a practice that has been prevalent for more than two decades given that’s the duration the audio programs were available for.
The Amazon-owned company is now sending emails to its listeners to apprise them of the development while also introducing them to the complete list of podcasts that the company provides for. Specifically, it is NPR’s Up First that is being highlighted to the users and is being projected as an excellent way to have access to the latest news stories.
Also, Audible’s move to end the audio program on news reflects a growing scenario where news podcasts are becoming way too common. Further, The New York Times is known to be testing an audio service where some of its most compelling stories of the day would be narrated to listeners. For this, the publication had also acquired Audm, a company that offered services where real human narrates news stories from several sources.
With a keen interest in tech, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments in the world of technology and gadgets. That includes smartphones or tablet devices but stretches to even AI and self-driven automobiles as well, the latter being my latest fad. Besides writing, I like watching videos, reading, listening to music, or experimenting with different recipes. Motion picture is another aspect that interests me a lot and maybe I’ll make a film sometime in the future.