LONGBOAT KEY, Fla., May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rumble, the popular video-sharing platform (NASDAQ: RUM), announced today that it has acquired CallIn, the San Francisco-based podcasting and live streaming platform founded by technology entrepreneur and investor David Sacks. Pursuant to the terms of the definitive acquisition agreement, Sacks is slated to join Rumble’s board of directors in the second half of June 2023.
CallIn creates a seamless experience for its users to create, discover, and consume live and recorded content. The CallIn app was built to blend the best aspects of social audio and video with the most attractive features of podcasting. We believe the addition of CallIn’s user-friendly app and post-production tools coupled with Rumble’s substantial creator and user communities will create beneficial synergies, improving the experience of Rumble’s creators and their fans.
“CallIn was launched out of necessity after I personally experienced challenges in producing and curating a podcast. As a result, we built CallIn as the first ‘social podcasting’ platform, where users can stream, take questions, record, edit, publish, and share content with their audience,” said David Sacks, CEO of CallIn and co-founder of Craft Ventures. “As the next step of CallIn’s progression, I am excited to take its capabilities to the next level by joining forces with Rumble, a platform with significant size, influence, and reach,” Sacks added. “As a passionate proponent of the creator economy and the free flow of ideas, I strongly support Rumble’s unwavering commitment to free speech in the face of growing censorship and government overreach.”
Chris Pavlovski, Rumble Chairman and CEO, added “We are beyond excited to have David and the CallIn team become a part of Rumble. The addition of CallIn’s talented team and the capabilities of its product signifies a major step in our journey to deliver greater value and tools to our creators, which will further enhance our user engagement.”
Rumble is a high-growth neutral video platform that is creating the rails and independent infrastructure designed to be immune to cancel culture. Rumble’s mission is to restore the internet to its roots by making it free and open once again. For more information, visit corp.rumble.com
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