Audm, a platform that converts long-form journalism into audio has inked the acquisition acquiescence with The New York Times, a renowned New York-based news paper for an undisclosed amount.
According to The New York Times, there are various other platforms including Pocket and Instapaper that convert long-form into audio but, Audm is different from all those as it uses professional voice actors to narrate the content instead of automated voice technology which makes the content more interesting and enjoyable to listen.
In 2017, Audm had worked with several publishing partners including The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, Harper’s Bazaar, ProPublica, Wired, and Esquire. At the same time, The company had participated in Y Combinator’s startup accelerator in order to develop its business further. In addition, as per its website, Audm is currently working with The New Yorker, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed News, New York, Texas Monthly, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Outside.
As the words of Audm, the platform had already worked with The New York Times before but, on a more limited basis and only has a couple of NYT stories available from 2019.
In the new deal, it has been decided that Audm will continue to introduce hours of new stories every week from other publishers also. Audm has also declared that its Brink, the Director of Product, and Wegner, the Director of Spoken-word Audio Production along with company’s full team are joining the Times Company.