Spotify Purchases Whooshkaa to Simplify Podcast Creation

Spotify just bought Whooshkaa, another Australian firm.  They have a platform that converts audio content like radio broadcasts into on-demand podcasts, handling everything from hosting to promotion to monetization to measurement.  It’s part of Spotify’s on-going push into the podcast industry.

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CIAM Vendor Ping Identity Bought for $2.8 Billion by Private Investors

August 5, 2022

CIAM (Customer Identity and Access Management) was once largely about managing employee access to company systems, but it’s increasingly applied to consumer log-ins and identities as well.  This creates an overlap with the identity management systems more traditionally used for customer data.  The expanded market helps to explain why private investor Thoma Bravo just paid $2.8 billion for CIAM vendor Ping Identity, a 60% premium of its most recent stock price and just under 10x revenue.

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