will have a new home soon. Machine, the parent company of Tumblr and WordPress.com, are buying the podcast app from a collective of public radio groups, including and . Automattic did not reveal how much it will pay for pocket casts.
Co-founders Russell Ivanovic and Philip Simpson will continue to lead the Pocket Casts team. Apparently, Automattic is already considering adding the multi-platform app to its blogging tools.
“As part of Automattic, Pocket Casts continues to give you the features you need to enjoy your favorite podcasts (or find something new)” . “We’ll be exploring building deep integrations with WordPress.com and Pocket Casts to make podcasting and listening easier.”
Both blogs and podcasts Use RSS feeds for sales, so the integration of the two platforms makes sense. Earlier this year, Spotify-owned Anchor partnered with WordPress.com to provide via text-to-speech technology. It will be interesting to see how, if at all, the pocket casts contribute to this partnership.