PRX Launches Earkat, Raises $7M for Live Audio Streaming App
Cambridge, MA (April 1, 2015) – PRX, the Public Radio Exchange has just launched a new live audio streaming app called Earkat. Playing off the success of Meerkat and Twitter’s Periscope, they have launched the app which is quickly climbing the iTunes charts.
“We’re in the golden age of audio. Live audio streaming is the next logical step to further democratize shareable audio,” said PRX Chief Content Officer John Barth.
With $7 million dollars of funding at launch, Earkat is making waves in the tech and podcasting world.
“We only have to solve half the problem that Meerkat had with video, so we only need half as much money,” says PRX CEO Jake Shapiro.
Earkat is currently available on the iTunes Store.