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Audioburst and Nippon Broadcasting Announce Joint Partnership

Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc. and Audioburst join forces to bring the personalized audio experience to the Japanese market

 

Last week we were able to share some amazing news — we have entered a joint partnership with Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.!

The partnership is focused on supporting and building new voice technology products, for the Japanese market which rely on Audioburst’s AI-based voice search platform. As part of the expanded partnership, Nippon Broadcasting System Inc. has also invested $3M USD as part of Audioburst’s latest funding round led by Samsung Ventures, bringing the round’s total funding to $14.4M USD.

“We are proud to partner with Audioburst and feel that there are countless possibilities using its audio search technology to enable users to discover the appeal not just of radio, but all forms of audio content, in ways they could not previously,” said Masayuki Iwasaki, CEO. “We believe in harnessing the power of Audioburst’s technology to deliver the ultimate listening experience in new, personalized ways.”

“We are excited to partner with the biggest Japanese broadcasting network as part of our global mission to organize the world’s audio content. We chose Japan as our first destination outside of the US, thanks to the great opportunity to collaborate with local automotive and consumer electronics partners,” said Amir Hirsh, Founder and CEO, Audioburst. “This is just the beginning of our international expansion to provide an innovative on-demand listening experience to consumers around the world, where they can get the most relevant content on every device.”

 

Coverage:

CTech (Israel): Japanese Radio Station Nippon Broadcasting Invests $3 Million in Audio Search Engine Audioburst
https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3743850,00.html

Inside Radio: Audioburst Expands Audience Reach With Nippon Investment
http://www.insideradio.com/free/audioburst-expands-product-reach-with-nippon-investment/article_c0198090-9946-11e8-866d-1783fe6d4755.html

MediaPost: No, Siri Does Not Listen To Pre-Conversations
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/323347/no-siri-does-not-listen-to-pre-conversations.html

 

 

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