Google is developing a podcasting app called “Shortwave”

“Shortwave” tradmark filing by Google

(Source: The Verge via Richard Cuff and Kim Elliott)

An experimental unit within Google has been quietly developing a new app for discovering and playing podcasts. Called Shortwave, the new app was revealed by a trademark filing embedded below, which describes it as “allow[ing] users to search, access, and play digital audio files, and to share links to audio files.”

Nothing in the trademark filing specifies the kind of audio being accessed, but a Google representative said the focus of the app was on spoken word content. There is little public information about the app, although Google has played with smart captioning, translation, and other AI-assisted features in previous podcast products.[…]

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3 thoughts on “Google is developing a podcasting app called “Shortwave”

  1. Pingback: Google is developing a podcasting app called “Shortwave” – dxradio.de

    1. John

      I agree, I enjoy searching the term “shortwave” on Google and other Social Media to see what people have to say about the medium but now it’s completely flooded with news articles and posts about this irrelevant app.

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