TechCrunch: Clubhouse is adding spatial audio effects to make users feel like they’re really in the room

TechCrunch: Clubhouse is adding spatial audio effects to make users feel like they’re really in the room. “It’s been a busy summer for Clubhouse. The hit social audio app rolled out new messaging features and an Android app over the last few months and now the company is turning its attention to enhancing its core audio experience. Clubhouse announced Sunday that its rooms will now be infused with spatial audio to give the app’s listeners a richer sense of hanging out live with a group of other people.”

Bandwagon: 7 social audio room apps to check out – Stationhead, Spotify Greenroom, Discord Stages, Twitter Spaces, and more

Bandwagon: 7 social audio room apps to check out – Stationhead, Spotify Greenroom, Discord Stages, Twitter Spaces, and more. “Audio room apps are developed to allow users to have live conversations with others with topics ranging from entertainment, politics, and more. Here are 7 social audio apps to check out if you feel like having a live conversation in real-time with people on the internet and beyond.”

IANS: 4 mn phone numbers of Clubhouse users ‘up for sale’ on Dark Web

IANS: 4 mn phone numbers of Clubhouse users ‘up for sale’ on Dark Web. “‘A database of 3.8 billion phone numbers of #Clubhouse users is up for sale on the #Darknet,’ leading cybersecurity expert Jiten Jain wrote on Twitter. ‘It also contains numbers of people in user’s phonebooks that were synced. So chances are high that you are listed even if you haven’t had a Clubhouse login,’ Jain added.”

Wired: Clubhouse Aimed to Foster Diversity. Is it Working?

Wired: Clubhouse Aimed to Foster Diversity. Is it Working? . “More than a year after its initial release in March 2020, the invite-only social media app is still technically in beta mode, but after a few appearances from the likes of Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, everyone wanted in—and most of them got in. The audio-only platform that was almost built for a global pandemic has exploded to host about 10 million users in nine countries and the European Union on both iOS and Android.”

Your Guide to Social Audio: Clubhouse and Other Voice-Based Social Media (Voices)

Voices: Your Guide to Social Audio: Clubhouse and Other Voice-Based Social Media. “From a trending invite-only audio app to existing social platforms that have set out to capitalize on the growing consumer interest in voice-based social experiences, audio has stepped up to the new frontier of social media—and it’s making a lot of ears perk up. But is social audio simply a flash in the pan? Or will it resonate for years to come? Let’s take a look at the biggest media platforms that are making pioneering strides in the social audio space.”

Your Guide to Social Audio: Clubhouse and Other Voice-Based Social Media (Voices)

Voices: Your Guide to Social Audio: Clubhouse and Other Voice-Based Social Media. “From a trending invite-only audio app to existing social platforms that have set out to capitalize on the growing consumer interest in voice-based social experiences, audio has stepped up to the new frontier of social media—and it’s making a lot of ears perk up. But is social audio simply a flash in the pan? Or will it resonate for years to come? Let’s take a look at the biggest media platforms that are making pioneering strides in the social audio space.”

Wired: Everything You Need to Know Before You Join Clubhouse

Wired: Everything You Need to Know Before You Join Clubhouse. “As with any social media service, there will always be a variety of personalities. Some rooms draw inspiration and creativity. Others may have not-so-forthcoming folks who would love to talk to you about a business opportunity. In those terms, it’s similar to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. It depends on who and when. But for many, Clubhouse is simply a new opportunity to connect with others. It’s a place to just listen, or if given the chance, to speak directly with another human being in real time. It’s an instant discussion, a conversation without the keyboard. Voice is the only thing that matters—literally.”

TechCrunch: Facebook ran ads for a fake ‘Clubhouse for PC’ app planted with malware

TechCrunch: Facebook ran ads for a fake ‘Clubhouse for PC’ app planted with malware. “Cybercriminals have taken out a number of Facebook ads masquerading as a Clubhouse app for PC users in order to target unsuspecting victims with malware, TechCrunch has learned. TechCrunch was alerted … to Facebook ads tied to several Facebook pages impersonating Clubhouse, the drop-in audio chat app only available on iPhones. Clicking on the ad would open a fake Clubhouse website, including a mocked-up screenshot of what the non-existent PC app looks like, with a download link to the malicious app.”

CNET: LinkedIn is ‘doing early tests’ to build a Clubhouse rival

CNET: LinkedIn is ‘doing early tests’ to build a Clubhouse rival. “LinkedIn is throwing its hat into the live audio ring. The professional networking platform is conducting ‘early tests’ to create an audio experience that’s connected to your professional identity, the company said Tuesday, in a bid to stake out a place in the fast-growing social audio category made popular by Clubhouse.”

Business of Fashion: Ted Baker Becomes First Fashion Brand With a ‘Club’ on Clubhouse

Business of Fashion: Ted Baker Becomes First Fashion Brand With a ‘Club’ on Clubhouse. “The British label is launching a branded-content series on the audio-only platform hosted by Abraxas Higgins, an active Clubhouse user with 370,000 followers on the app. Ted Baker has six talks scheduled with Higgins, where the hour-long conversations will discuss the intersection of British culture and fashion. Guests like artists Greta Bellamacina and Kojey Radical, both of whom appeared in Ted Baker’s most recent campaign, will participate in the discussions.