Six years after being fired as CEO of Groupon, Andrew Mason has founded a podcast production startup called Descript that basically works like an audio word processing platform. But it also lets users add words they never spoke, thus raising security and deepfake concerns.
The New York Times' "The Daily" podcast hits 1 billion downloads
The New York Times' hit podcast "The Daily" hit a billion total downloads last week after launching just over 2.5 years ago, says Theo Balcomb, executive producer of The Daily.
Why it matters: The Daily has been a surprise success story in the saturated world of podcasting. The profitable show was credited with being one of the biggest drivers to Q2 digital advertising growth for The Times last quarter.