Insurance Journal  Jun 26  Comment 
Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver assistance systems, like Tesla’s Autopilot, that allow drivers to take...
Reuters  Jun 15  Comment 
Fast-growing audio books company Storytel will expand into several new markets in the coming years while steering clear of English-speaking countries where rival Audible dominates, the Swedish company's chief executive said.
New York Times  May 30  Comment 
The audiobook giant announced that it would commission new one- or two-character audio plays, which would be released beginning later this year.
New York Times  May 26  Comment 
The company has its headquarters in Newark and is encouraging employees to help in the struggling city’s revival by offering incentives to live there.
MarketWatch  May 17  Comment 
Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a town hall at CNN Tuesday night to debate each other on health care, economics and education. Then someone called an audible.
Automotive World  Apr 12  Comment 
As Honda’s ASIMO robot emerged waving from behind a sliding door, an audible gasp of surprise and excitement arose from the packed room of middle school students who had gathered at Honda Silicon Valley Lab for a special demonstration. While...
MarketWatch  Mar 13  Comment 
Just how much of a magical grip does Harry Potter have on Muggle wallets? Consider this: The audiobook edition of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was Audible’s most preordered title ever, the company told MarketWatch.
MarketWatch  Feb 1  Comment 
The series, made with Audible, uncovers ‘ideas in hiding.’
TechCrunch  Jan 19  Comment 
 Since 2003, Amazon-owned Audible has been the sole proprietor of audiobook on iTunes, a deal that has ruffled plenty of publishing feathers and raised some antitrust red flags around the world. According to The European Commission, the two tech...




 
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Audible is the leading Internet audio information and entertainment service. The company sells audio content such as audio books, audio editions of print publications, radio broadcasts, lectures, speeches, performances, study materials and other audio. Specific examples of audio information and entertainment services are daily audio editions of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Forbes, as well as audiobook services by authors such as Stephen King, John Grisham, and William Shakespeare. The company has more than 144,000 hours of audio programs from more than 530 content partners with over 40,000 titles. All of the programs are available for computer-based playback, burning to audio CD, and on-the-go listening via a portable music device. An hour of spoken audio downloads to a listener's computer in approximately 10 seconds using a high-speed Internet connection, and less than 30 seconds to transfer the content from the computer to an AudibleReady player. Its customers have the choice to purchase content a la carte or to join one of three AudibleListener categories, a monthly membership service. The AudibleListener basic subscription costs $9.95 a year and members receive a 30% discount on all Audible's digital audio products, as well as six free audio programs weekly. The AudioListener Gold subscription is $14.95 a month or $149.50 a year, and includes everything in the basic membership category, plus one audio credit a month (good for any product) and complimentary subscriptions to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal's audio content. The AudioListener Platinum category costs $22.95 a month, or $229.50 a year, and includes everything in the Gold membership, except that it includes two audio credits a month instead of one. The company has started a special introductory offer for AudibleListener Gold membership at $7.49 per month for the first three months. This offer has attracted a larger number of premium plan members who contribute more marginal profits to the company compared to basic plan members.

Audible uses its AudibleManager software for downloading, managing, scheduling and playing audio selections. AudibleManager enables customers to download and listen to spoken audio content and transfer it to AudibleReady players for mobile playback. The AudiblePlayer software enables users of hand-held PDAs to control and customize their listening experience. These applications are available for download for free. The Apple iTunes jukebox software incorporates AudibleReady features to enable owners of Apple Macintosh computers and the Apple iPod or the Audible Otis to download and listen to spoken audio from audible.com. Audible is the exclusive provider of digital audio for Apple iTunes Music Store and Amazon.com's spoken word products. The company has created a strategic alliance with best buy and launched a boutique with a retailer that is available from www.bestbuy.com.




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