Spotify welcomes Kim Kardashian West for the podcast of the family (What say you, Apple?)

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Spotify has added a crown jewel to his treasure trove of podcast stars, the signing of an exclusive agreement with Kim Kardashian West for a show about wrongful conviction and criminal justice reform.

Spotify has confirmed the transaction but declined to comment on the details of this partnership, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

KKW is a huge get for Spotifywho , in the course of the last year has been a podcasting tear. He has acquired Spin Media, Anchor and Parcast in 2019. Then in February, Spotify bought the volume of The Ringer, Bill Simmons the sports and culture site that boasts more than 30 podcasts. His last shot was his exclusivity to host ” The Joe Rogan Experience, “ one of the most popular in the world of podcasts.

THE BIG PICTURE: Where is the Apple? As Spotify goes on a pod on a hunting expedition, we have not heard much of the N ° 1 platform for podcasts, which seems to be losing ground to its smaller rival.

LONG MAKEOVER

Quaker Oats is finally the retirement of the Aunt Jemima brand and its racist logo.

It took 130 years.

When the news of this decision emerged Wednesday, other food brands got on board, too: March of rice label Uncle ben’s said that it is the “evolution” of its visual identity. (It is important to note that the racism inherent in the “Aunt” and “Uncle” titles — they the honorary titles that the white southerners applied to the elders of the people, blackoften civil servants, rather than “Mrs.” or ” Mr. “)

Later in the day, Mrs. Butterworth, which is owned by Conagra, said he was also undergoing a ” complete brand and packaging of the examination. ”

During this time, we can’t help but notice all of the still-pretty-racist logos and mascots that proliferate across the united States (looking at you, Washington Redskins. And you, Chiquita banana. And you, Nestle Eskimo Pie).

BREAKIN’ 2: EXTREMIST BOOGALOO

We have a really, really wish it was a story on a beating of the city’s youth who are going through a greedy real estate developer with the just of their intelligence and the energy of the dance. But this is not, in 1984, the cult film “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. “This is a very different, decidedly not electric Boogaloo.

The Boogaloo people by 2020 are less inclined to impromptu funky headspins than they are, say, stockpiling semi-automatic weapons for the impending American civil war.

  • A little context: The FBI says that two men with links to the extremist Boogaloo movement were behind the killing of two police officers in California at the end of the month.
  • Why Facebook is involved: Facebook has a long and unflattering history of letting extremist views and conspiracy theories flourish on its platform, including the Boogaloo movement. Facebook announced that it had withdrawn the Boogaloo suspicious groups published, and was in the process of reviewing others associated with the movement.
  • Who is upset: A lot of people. But especially MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. In a nearly seven-minute monologue, Wednesday morning, at Scarborough, gutted, Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, whom he accused of collecting billions of dollars on ” the promotion of extremism. “It was a pretty blistering rant for this hour of the morning. CNN in the Company of David Goldman has more.

ANOTHER (POTENTIALLY) SCARY TECH UPDATE

Twitter just launched a feature that allows you to create 140-second audio tweetsthat, it hopes, will provide a “more” human ” of the platform.

But users have been quick to point out that it could bring — namely, the abuse and misinformation that Twitter has already spent years trying (with more or less success) the battle plain text tweets.

A human touch is one thing, but a human voice with a Twitter megaphone has the potential for evil — but it is also, like, super annoying.

RENT: STILL TOO HIGH, BUT…

A lot of people want to get out of dodge right now far from dense populations and expensive, small apartment, especially in places like San Francisco and New York.

Created at least a potential economic upside: the City, rents are down as a “pandemic,” the price of games.

Last month, the top the four most expensive cities — San Francisco, New York, Boston and San Jose all have seen the rent on the median one-bedroom apartments decreased on a year, according to the apartment registration of the platform Zumper.

RELATED: Federal, foreclosures and evictions moratoria that were set to expire at the end of the month of June are in the process of being extended for two months.

Correction: An earlier version of this report incorrectly characterized the nature of Kim Kardashian West Spotify podcast.

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