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Join NPR at the 2018 RAIN Podcast Business Summit

As podcasting continues to grow, it’s important that the business model evolve as well. This week in New York, leaders from NPR and its podcast sponsorship team at National Public Media will join fellow podcast publishers, agencies, measurement firms and other players in audio at the event to discuss the key opportunities, challenges and solutions as podcasting moves towards becoming a $500M industry by 2020. Register now, and be part of the conversation. 

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NPR Now Available on Apple Homepod: “Hey Siri, give me the news”

Let the unboxing begin: After months of anticipation about when people could get their hands on an Apple HomePod, the latest voice assistant speaker is hitting doorsteps and checkout counters today. What’s more: “When you say ‘Hey Siri, give me the news’ to your iOS device, Siri will now immediately begin playing a daily news update from a popular news podcast — NPR by default in the United States,” Arstechnica reported.

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Voice Activation Trends from CES

Voice activation is going everywhere. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this month, tech and media companies showcased the many ways they’re making the voice activation technology found in smart speakers accessible anywhere. Check out some of the voice activation trends we saw at CES. 

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New Data: One-in-Six Americans Now Owns a Smart Speaker

Released today, new Smart Audio Report data from NPR and Edison Research confirms the impact the 2017 holiday season had on smart speaker ownership in the U.S. and the continued impact on user behavior. 

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