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Thu, 04 Jan 2007 11:48:42 PSTClearly, no single test can determine where podcasting is most developed. But several key variables can be examined. Indeed, this post explores the following factors: the number of podcasts created per country, the involvement of big-media, podcast commercialization (i.e. podcasts for charge & advertising), venture capital involvement, corporate podcasting, and the existence of podcast-only
Tue, 06 Feb 2007 05:13:09 PSTThe cellular industry has repeatedly attempted to port popular consumer services to the mobile environment. Despite the investment of billions of dollars in data networks, spectrum, devices, and marketing campaigns, very few services have ported successfully. Yet digital music and podcasting prove that users will go to great lengths to mobilize entertainment, including actively connecting a
Sat, 04 Jun 2005 20:49:00 PDTAlmost 1 year after the first podcast, Rush Limbaugh, the Giant of American Talk Radio, started podcasting. Subscribers to his website can download a podcatcher and receive the show of the day in 3, 1 hour mp3's, manual downloads are available too. The files will be up within 2 hours after each show. Limbaugh announced it to his audience of 20 million(!) under the banner: "Rush 24/7: A Huge Day
Fri, 08 Apr 2005 11:51:56 PDTThe well orchestrated hype surrounding the 'arrival' of Odeo's podcasting suite raised many eyebrows. An all too familiar scenario from the bubble era seemed to make a chilling comeback: declaring a winner and throwing a mainstream media party before the game had even begun, what's more: before the 'player's' skills and qualities had even been closely identified and tested.Naturally, a negative
Tue, 15 Mar 2005 15:13:51 PSTThe popular Dawn and Drew Show podcast just signed on to the Podshow.com venture of Adam Curry. Nothing earthshaking, but it was about time that somebody made some concrete news on the commercial entertainment side of podcasting, apart from just intentions and general (dotcom) announcements (which is "so Internet 1.0" indeed).
Mon, 14 Feb 2005 16:56:52 PSTAdam Curry and Dave Winer mused about the concept of a commercial Podcasting Network for some months, but their commercial partnership never materialized. So others walked the talk and the 'The Podcasting Network' opened its doors yesterday. Its run by Mick Stanic and Cameron Reilly, the duo behind G'day World Podcast. "The Podcast Network will be the best collection of podcast’s available
Thu, 10 Feb 2005 06:01:39 PSTCustomised Podcasting is an excellent information tool for businesses and organizations. Cerado.com started a Customised Podcast Service as a companion to their existing (Competitive Intelligence) briefing documents. More here.
Mon, 13 Nov 2006 20:10:00 PSTA few weeks ago I mused about the possibilities of 'location based services' through podcasting and GPS. At the moment though only a tiny fraction of mobile handsets are GPS-enabled.That's why this press release from seekerwireless.com in Australia caught my eye: "Seeker Wireless have developed capabilities that use existing GSM, CDMA and 3G handsets to enable the location of a mobile subscriber
Wed, 17 Nov 2004 06:34:35 PST"When studying a new phenomenon, describing what you are looking at is a great place to start." Seems some thinking minds are joining the talking heads. A few days ago, several graduate students from the School of Informatics at the University at Buffalo launched Podcast Reseach: "Podcast Research takes the form of a blog and podcast that examines the podcasting phenomena and studies it with an
Thu, 28 Oct 2004 08:56:57 PDTWondering what's happening at the technical frontiers of podcasting? Take a look at these examples. Peter Forret is experimenting with podcasting of Windows Media files. Jim Kloss from Whole Wheat Radio keeps pushing the envelope in order to gain more control over who 's downloading what and how often (tracking). The possibilities of adding photos to podcasts are also being examined; this thread
Tue, 26 Oct 2004 14:47:48 PDTI'm using Feedburner for months now and haven't noticed a single glitch. That's a good omen for their latest innovation: SmartCast. By introducing SmartCast, Feedburner again stays ahead of the curve. It enables any feed publisher (RSS 1.0 and Atom included!) to create Podcasts: "If a publisher isn't able to create a feed that has the enclosure element, they can use our service and we'll turn it
Mon, 25 Oct 2004 22:13:35 PDTTod Maffin posted a 'Five Point Roadmap to Podcasting's Future'. Jake Ludington wrote an excellent and detailed follow-up. Their main focus is technology though, the means.. Two sentences in Jake's piece jump off the page: "Content is the one area technology cannot fix" and "At the core, we need better content". Absolutely. Better recording tools, smarter aggregators and api integration are
Tue, 26 Oct 2004 00:10:10 PDTBlogging and the podCasting concept will be the final nails in the coffin of traditional online marketing. Interestingly enough, the chief marketer of McDonald's is spreading the news in general terms: "In today's atomized marketing world ... mass marketing mass messages to masses of people via mass media is a mass mistake". Welcome to the podomized world.
Sun, 17 Oct 2004 20:27:30 PDTAt the end of this month, Virgin Electronics will introduce its version of a mini ipod. Are they going to brush the term 'pod'(casting) aside, because it refers to Apple's ipod? Made me think of the 'narrowcasting' applications, which "allow advertising and other information to be delivered to narrow demographic groups at specific times in public venues". Many players in that market still use
Fri, 22 Oct 2004 01:01:11 PDTThe name is fine. It's strange, it's funny and it has all the weird connotations to make it stick. Remember Walkman! Some disagree and suggestions are flying around. But .. renaming podcast producers to .. "broadcasters"? Why so puritanical? Many early adopters download podcasts manually to their pc or laptop without using (or sometimes even having) ipodder software. Does the fact that they don't
Tue, 12 Oct 2004 17:35:44 PDTThe best so far: 'podience' and 'podvertising'. Tagline: 'Podcasting for complete choice of content and schedule'.
Tue, 12 Oct 2004 15:16:34 PDTIn Europe the audiobook still lurks in obscurity. With the emergence of podcasting and the attention that brings to 'all things audio', many people will give it a first or fresh look. Getting 10, 15 or even more hours of mp3 automagically pumped into your pod (of whatever kind) obviously won't do the trick. 'Books by Chapter' could though, as could short stories, columns, editorials, magazine
Tue, 12 Oct 2004 18:56:05 PDTWhat about this special Podcasting Vibe? Everybody involved is buzzing with energy and ideas. Deep irritation about futile mishaps has given way to endless goodwill (ALL crucial systems halt while ipodder starts downloading!!) and most are suddenly blessed with a thick skin and flexible ego (nobody gets mad at Dave Slusher, no matter how hard he tries). Isn't Adam Curry's Daily Source Code above
Sun, 10 Oct 2004 16:44:30 PDTThe possibilities of integrating the podcasting concept with a Global Positioning System are very interesting, both for the user and the commercial services industry. As soon as you near a certain location, the GPS triggers the download. It could be traffic information, information about the area, cities, neighborhoods or even buildings and people. Beyond that, it could trigger commercial
Sat, 09 Oct 2004 16:18:43 PDTJim Kloss reacted extensively to some basic questions. Join the discussion ..
Sat, 09 Oct 2004 06:29:02 PDTWhy not? At the moment most audio podcasts are between 10mb and 50mb and hi-resolution movie trailers are around 20mb. Miramax listen up! and send me new movie trailers based on my profile. The moment they start listening the technology will be ready. Joshua Kinberg from Vipodder.org is already working on a Mac plug-in: expect a first public beta soon. Showtime!
Fri, 08 Oct 2004 12:48:34 PDTToday podcasting got 'Wired' with an article called 'Podcasts: New Twist on Net Audio'. Shortly afterwards Cnet published the article 'Building a 21st century radio'. Dave Slusher was interviewed for the Wired article and has some comments. A month ago i googled 'podcasting', which gave me around 15-20 results. Now it's exactly 13.000. Interesting to see the impact of these two articles.
Thu, 07 Oct 2004 15:54:34 PDTWhat the word processor did for the written word and the digital camera for the photo/moving image, the podcast concept will (finally) do for the spoken word and music. Integration of these three constitutes a paradigm shift in communication and publishing.
Fri, 08 Oct 2004 17:51:49 PDTWhen and how will the adult industry join the ride? Traditional audio blogging didn't suit them commercially. This time though they are going to explore the possibilities more successfully. Like? Well, imagine a podcast from your favorite Miss X: just enter your creditcard number, (nick)name and special 'subject' and she will podcast her private show automatically to your device. Plain (free)
Thu, 07 Oct 2004 16:02:22 PDTAccording to Russell Beattie the first rule of podcasting should be "that you don't talk about podcasting". Well, a classic example of "A Knee-jerk off" or plain realism?