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Product Hunt Daily Digest
June 18th, 2018

NEW from Google ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ
Secret Project ๐Ÿ‘€
Google Podcasts has arrived.
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Last week the IAB shared some good news for the podcast industry: Revenues are up 86% from last year. BUT, podcasts are still tiny, representing less than 2% of radio ad spend in the U.S.
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Weโ€™re hopeful Googleโ€™s investment into the ecosystem, introducing a pre-installed podcast player for Android folks, will expand the pie and ultimately help podcast creators find an audience.
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The new Google Podcast app will be available worldwide in a few hours, with:
๐Ÿ™ Personalized recommendations for new podcasts
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Progress and listen history synced through Google Assistant
๐Ÿ•“ Playback speed adjustments
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Your next favorite podcast is waiting to be discovered:
๐Ÿš€ Y Combinator's Official Podcast on starting up a startup
๐Ÿ˜ฎ Reply All covers the oddities on the internet
๐Ÿ“ Venture Stories take you inside the world of venture capital
๐Ÿ“ฐ Techmeme's Ride Home Podcast aggregates the best news
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If you're looking to upgrade your podcasting experience, Breaker,ย  Chorus, and Overcast are fan-favorites. All have built-in social networks to surface your network's favorite podcasts.
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Psst! We're working on a secret podcast project. Get early access.
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