The Verge reports: “Entercom, one of the biggest US radio corporations, thinks podcasts are essential to the future of audio. The company announced today that it’s acquired two big names in podcasting: Pineapple Street Media, a content network, and Cadence13, an ad distribution platform and production company. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Pineapple deal is worth $18 million, and the Cadence13 deal cost Entercom nearly $50 million.”

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