August 21, 2014 10:03 AM ET

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Company Overview of Stitcher, Inc.

Company Overview

Stitcher, Inc. develops Stitcher, a mobile application for portable and personalized news and talk Internet radio. Its application allows users to discover a range of radio shows, live radio stations, and podcasts; and stream on demand radio content in various categories, such as news, sports, talk, and entertainment through their iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android devices, as well as desktops. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in San Francisco, California.

121 2nd Street

Suite 600

San Francisco, CA 94105

United States

Founded in 2007

Phone:

415-956-1801

Fax:

415-408-6547

Key Executives for Stitcher, Inc.

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Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Vice President of Product
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Stitcher, Inc. Key Developments

Stitcher, Inc. Announces Mazda3 Integration for Seamless In-Car Entertainment

Stitcher, Inc. announced the full integration in select 2014 Mazda3 vehicles. Mazda3 drivers can now access Stitcher's extensive collection of over 18,000 top programs on demand to create their own personal entertainment experience. Drivers can access up-to-the-minute episodes of their favorite radio programs, create playlists of their favorites, and stream them directly to the vehicle's infotainment system through the company's Radio App. Consumers spend a tremendous amount of time in their car -- commuting to work, stuck in traffic or running errands. In-car entertainment options are rapidly picking up steam, and as more vehicles with built-in apps hit the road, consumers are becoming more reliant on these easy-to-use, personalized listening options. The company is currently integrated in over 50 automotive models and over 4 million vehicles, allowing drivers to access their favorite content on-the-go, when it's most convenient for them. Key features of the company's integration with Mazda include: Browse over 18,000 of the most popular radio shows, podcasts, and live stations. Create personal playlists of the favorite shows, the company automatically keeps them updated.

Stitcher, Inc. Launches New Set of Web Offerings to Enable Seamless Listening Across Multiple Platforms

Stitcher, Inc. launched a new set of web offerings to enable seamless listening across multiple platforms. Stitcher launched a fully featured web app, along with a player widget, that allows for distributed listening across the web. The web app is a completely redesigned web based version of Stitcher built on HTML5 and optimized for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari Internet browsers. The web app syncs with the native mobile apps, and will pull in all one custom stations and allow one to pick up where one left off listening in a particular show. Stitcher's player widget is the first Internet browser audio player designed specifically for talk. Launch partners using Stitcher's player widget include AP. The Stitcher web app will include all the features that has propelled the mobile app to grow its audience to more than eight million downloads, including: Smart Discovery. Listeners can discover new shows they'll like based on prior listening activity. Smart Station draws from more than 10,000 shows and fine-tunes recommendations as users provide input. On-demand listening. Get breaking news and one favorite episodes from Stitcher's catalogue of more than 10,000 shows without the need to download or sync. You'll always be up to date with the latest episodes and trending stories. Customized stations. New users can create their own customized station, while current Stitcher mobile users can log in and instantly access where they left off listening. Facebook sharing. Listeners can connect their Facebook accounts to seamlessly share their favorite shows with friends. The Stitcher player widget works on any web platform -- including WordPress -- and can be arranged to play a single episode or a full playlist. The player widget features analytics to help media partners and podcasters increase a show's reach via Twitter and Facebook with built-in sharing. Listening statistics also count towards the Stitcher List rankings that highlight the most popular, trending and shared episodes every week to listeners within the app. The widget is now available in three sizes (140x84, 220x154 and 300x180) and will be automatically updated with enhancements and bug fixes. The Stitcher Web App can be accessed via any desktop browser by visiting Stitcher.com/webapp. The Stitcher app is available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Nook and Kindle Fire devices and can be downloaded from the Apple and Google Play stores.

Stitcher, Inc. Unveils Offline Mode for Anywhere, Anytime Listening

Stitcher, Inc. released an "offline mode" update enabling anytime, anywhere listening for its iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad apps. Listeners can now seamlessly access and discover the best of over 10,000 shows at work, at the gym, anywhere, regardless of cellular or WiFi connectivity. The ability to listen offline is critical on the go, as the majority of listeners tune in away from home during their daily commutes, workouts, travels and at the office, with 38% of listeners indicating they will listen offline in the car, 23% when flying and 15% when traveling abroad. The update brings several new features to Stitcher along with key improvements, including: Offline mode: Listen to any of custom stations in offline mode. The company automatically updates in the background, ensuring episodes are always up to date. The app displays the amount of storage used, and saved shows can be deleted with one tap. Comments: Make listening experience more interactive. See what other people are saying about favorite episodes and join the conversation. Easier Sharing to Facebook: Keep the sharing alive with pre-populated show descriptions, sources and a bigger comment box. Improved Search: It's even easier to search for past episodes on iPad. Improved AirPlay and connected device integration: Stitcher will always pass show information to iPod/iPhone compatible devices and AirPlay Key usability improvements and crash fixes: Stitcher is more reliable and intuitive, with improvements to make searching and playing shows even easier. The updated app is available now for all iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad devices and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

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