WordPress.com parent Automattic takes over a money-losing podcast app

The parent company of WordPress.com and Tumblr will acquire podcast player Pocket Casts from a public media consortium that included NPR among other organizations.

Automattic announced that it is looking forward to creating integrations with its WordPress.com product — it only promoted a new CMS plugin from Spotify-owned podcasting company Anchor in February — and that the app’s co-founders, Russell Ivanovic and Philip Simpson, will be joining the company as well.

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