Spotify on Wednesday reported significant ad revenue growth from its podcast business, as part of its quarterly earnings disclosure.
Take a listen: Company founder and CEO Daniel Ek appeared on the Axios Re:Cap podcast to discuss how the podcast business model is changing, why he's spending big on exclusive shows and his personal favorites in both podcasting and music.
From the military coup in Myanmar, to U.S. sanctions on Belarus, to violence in Venezuela.
Axios Re:Cap talks with Axios' World Editor, Dave Lawler, and catches us up quick with what's going on around the globe.
The way we make and maintain friendships has changed during the pandemic, and now may be a great time to let some go.
Axios Re:Cap talks with author of Friends Forever, Suzanne Degges White, about why our friendships are changing and how to move forward.
The world is suffering from a shortage of silicon chips, making it harder to make and buy everything from cars to home appliances.
Axios Re:Cap talks with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo about efforts to improve domestic manufacturing, why it’s taking so long to pass the CHIPS Act and what can be done to help in the short-term. Plus, an important message from Dan.
Space travel once unified Americans with the excitement of scientific discovery and wonderment. But the recent suborbital trips headlined by Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have been much more divisive, with critics accusing the billionaires of taking pricey joyrides while the Earth below them literally burns.
Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with engineer and Virgin Galactic executive Sirisha Bandla, who flew alongside Branson, to better understand what space tourism could also mean for the future of science.
Tom Barrack, the billionaire real estate investor and close friend to former President Trump, was arrested yesterday on federal charges of acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates. It's a case that touches the highest levels of American finance and power.
Axios Re:Cap goes deeper with Vicky Ward, an investigative journalist who's reported Tom Barrack through her books on New York real estate, the Kushner family and her new podcast series on Jeffrey Epstein.
Bitcoin is not environmentally friendly, due to the heavy energy demands of its mining and transaction activities.
Axios Re:Cap digs into this conflict between climate and cryptocurrencies with Axios energy reporter Ben Gemen and crypto investor Anthony Pompliano, to better understand the problem and what might be done to resolve it.
A federal judge in Texas last week blocked DACA, the Obama-era program that provides legal protections to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. The ruling puts more than 600,000 Dreamers in a new state of legal limbo, and stops new applicants from being approved.
Axios Re:Cap talks with Axios politics reporter Stef Kight about what comes next, both in the courts and in Congress.
Two weeks ago, the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Fla., collapsed. Fifty-four people are confirmed to have died, while 86 remain missing. The collapse has begun to spark a broader conversation about aging condo buildings, which house roughly one of every five Americans.
Axios Re:Cap talks to Peter Coy of Bloomberg Businessweek about the fundamental flaws of condo management and conflict surrounding owners and maintenance.
The Chinese government is going after its own Big Tech companies, with new rules around cybersecurity and listing shares on foreign exchanges. It’s also banned many of them from app stores, including ride-hail giant DiDi, which last week went public in New York.
Axios Re:Cap talks with Rui Ma of China Tech Buzz about what’s changed in just the past few days, what it means for companies like DiDi and parallels to last year's fight between Trump and TikTok.