Apple (s AAPL) is buying the iOS podcast app Swell for $30 million, according to a Recode report. The transaction, which hasn’t been confirmed by either Apple or the Swell team, looks like a talent acquisition, as the app is reportedly being shut down later this week. Swell is one of a number of apps that puts a new spin on podcasts by streaming shows directly to mobile phones and using content recommendations for better discovery.
Swell, the app that lets you discover and listen to new podcasts, is announcing on Thursday that it’s raised a Series A funding round.
Looking to refresh your podcast library? Swell gets to know your tastes and offers unlimited skips and plays. It has shows from This American Life, NPR, TED Talks, and many more.