Spotify introduces Call-to-Action Cards, a visual ad format for podcasts that puts clickable cards inside show and episode pages (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify introduces Call-to-Action Cards, a visual ad format for podcasts that puts clickable cards inside show and episode pages  —  Spotify is today introducing is introducing a new ad format aimed at podcasters which it’s calling “Call-to-Action Cards” — or CTA cards, for short.

Rupifi, which works with Flipkart and other e-commerce companies in India to offer a buy now, pay later service for mom and pop shops, raises $25M (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Rupifi, which works with Flipkart and other e-commerce companies in India to offer a buy now, pay later service for mom and pop shops, raises $25M  —  Rupifi has raised $25 million in a new financing round as the Indian startup, which currently provides buy now, pay later service …

China’s copyright authority bans digital music platforms from signing exclusive copyright agreements except in special circumstances (Reuters)

Reuters:
China’s copyright authority bans digital music platforms from signing exclusive copyright agreements except in special circumstances  —  China’s copyright authority said on Thursday digital music platforms are not allowed to sign exclusive copyright agreements except in special circumstances …