WordPress Purchases Pocket Casts


It was announced Friday that podcast listening app Pocket Casts will be joining Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com.

Co-founders Russell Ivanovic and Philip Simpson will continue to lead Pocket Casts as part of Automattic.

A release on WordPress.com said, “We will explore building deep integrations with WordPress.com and Pocket Casts, making it easier to distribute and listen to podcasts. We’re thrilled that we can continue to give our users a multitude of ways to tell and engage with stories that matter.”

— Podcast Business Journal