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Harman Kardon's Invoke is a Cortana-enabled smart speaker

Smart devices
ZDNet , The Verge , VentureBeat , +2

My week with Harman Kardon's Cortana-powered Invoke speaker

Smart devices
Business Insider , CNN Tech

This Microsoft-powered $200 speaker is great for Spotify and Skype — but you're probably better off with Amazon or Google

Acquisition
Tech.eu

Global acquires US firm AudioHQ to expand its DAX platform

Apps & Services Strategy
$16,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
PE Hub , Nieman Lab

CastBox nabs $16 mln

TechCrunch , VentureBeat

After raising $16M in funding, CastBox plans to fix podcast discovery

Music streaming Funding
@ruhanirabin via The Verge

Master & Dynamic’s concrete speaker is part art piece, part room shaker

Smart devices
€260,000 Venture capital
Øresund Startup News

Örjan Johansson backs Earin with € 260,000

Smart devices
Acquisition
PE Hub

Google buys VC-backed 60dB

TechCrunch

Google acqui-hires team at podcast app 60dB, service will shut down next month

Apps & Services
TechCrunch

Deepgram opens up its machine transcription platform to everyone

Intelligent machines
Wareable

Nixon The Mission is getting a stainless steel refresh with three new variations

Smart watches Mobile devices
ZDNet

The coming Cortana-powered Harman Kardon speaker may cost $200

Smart devices
$10,000,000 Angel
VentureBeat , TechCrunch , AlleyWatch

GV leads $10 million investment in audio broadcasting platform Anchor

Funding
$150,000,000 Venture capital (Series E)
ChinaMoneyNetwork , AVCJ

DealShot: Baidu Co-Leads $150M Round In China's Audio Content Platform Qingting FM

$19,500,000 Venture capital
VentureBeat , Tech.eu

Acast raises $19.5 million to grow its podcasting platform in the U.S. and enter new markets

Music streaming
Technical.ly

VideoBlocks is now Storyblocks, and has a new office in Arlington

Design
TechCrunch

Videoblocks launches its stock photo service and changes its name to Storyblocks

Apps & Services
GeekWire

Startup Spotlight: Novel Effect aims to make story time more magical for kids using voice recognition technology

Robotics People
Product Hunt

Multi-Bluetooth Audio by Motorola x Tempow