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Clubhouse Confirms a Massive Series B — With a Valuation Rumored at $1 Billion

The Clubhouse icon. Photo Credit: William Krause Audio-driven social platform Clubhouse has formally announced the completion of its Series B funding round – reportedly consisting of $100 million in raised capital at a $1 billion valuation. Clubhouse founders Paul Davison and Rohan Seth acknowledged their company’s successful Series B in a recent blog post entitled […]

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Netflix Update Brings Better Audio Experience For Android Users

Photo Credit: Sayan Ghosh A new Netflix Android app update makes audio sound better in noisy environments. Netflix has adopted the xHE-AAC audio codec, which the company says should improve the sound quality. It offers better intelligibility in noisy environments, can adapt to variable cellular connections, and can scale to studio-quality depending on the connection. […]

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ByteDance Rival Kuaishou Preps a $5 Billion IPO In Hong Kong

Photo Credit: Tencent Tencent-backed ByteDance rival Kuaishou is preparing a more than $5 billion IPO in Hong Kong. Multiple sources have reported on the quick-approaching Kuaishou IPO, which the Beijing-headquartered video-sharing and livestreaming platform formally filed for back in November of 2020. Founded in 2011 by former Google engineer Su Hua, Kuaishou boasted over 300 […]

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Quiet Riot Singer Jizzy Pearl on Virtual Concerts – “The Constant Pandering For Money Doesn’t Look Good”

Photo Credit: TikTok Quiet Riot singer Jizzy Pearl has harsh words for musicians who are hosting virtual concerts. Concert promoters and live touring has ground to a halt since February 2020. It shows no signs of picking back up, as the latest spate of cancellations for 2021 roll in. But that hasn’t stopped Quiet Riot […]

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Apple Fitness+ Launching ‘Time to Walk’ Audio Stories for Subscribers

Photo Credit: Solen Feyissa Apple Fitness+ is launching a new ‘Time to Walk’ audio stories feature for subscribers, where guests tell inspiring stories. The new feature is described as “an audio experience in the Workout app where guests share inspiring stories as you walk.” The concept isn’t new; it’s something some health and fitness apps […]