XAPP is getting a lot of attention for developing Federated Media’s B100 Alexa skill for the Amazon Echo. You can imagine that the strong and favorable reception has led many radio broadcasters to reach out to learn more.
Yesterday, Brad Hill of RAIN News wrote a glowing review of XAPPmedia’s B100 skill after trying it out for himself. The B100 skill was developed with Federated Media to provide a full interactive radio experience on Amazon’s Alexa as it offers three choices for listeners: live-streaming, on-demand listening and podcasts.
B100 is the first radio station to launch an Amazon Alexa Skill that includes live stream, on-demand and podcast content. It also uses Amazon’s AudioPlayer interface and the content Scan Feature developed by XAPPmedia to deliver an interactive voice experience for listeners.
InsideRadio featured the new partnership between XAPPmedia and Federated Media in part one of their "exclusive series on how radio is using digital in groundbreaking ways." Federated Media recently hired XAPPmedia to develop a custom Alexa skill for its country “B100” WBYT South Bend radio station to give listeners access to its audio content through their Alexa-enabled devices.
Two weeks ago Amazon announced a new Audio Player feature that allows unlimited audio playback or text-to-speech by Alexa. This is great news. Previously, it was limited to 90 seconds which practically eliminated the opportunity for podcasters and music streaming services to reach an audience of 10 million Echo users.
Audioemotion, the market leader in Internet audio sales in Spain, and XAPPmedia, the leader in interactive audio services for advertising, content discovery and app navigation, today announced the integration of XAPP interactive audio into Audioemotion’s advertising network.
Yesterday, we explored the numbers behind Spotify’s tremendous growth in subscription and advertising revenue counterbalanced by its shrinking gross margins. Today, we will discuss where all of that money is going.
Spotify recently released data showing that it had surpassed $2 billion in revenue with an 8.7% net loss. However, these were far from the most interesting data points that became public. The near doubling of advertising revenue, the fall in effective monthly revenue per user and the contracting margins are noteworthy.