The Government Accountability Office has introduce a podcast that highlights its recent investigations. GAO’s Watchdog Report features five-minute interviews with auditors and investigators on new investigations. “Podcasting enhances the service GAO provides to Congress and the public by offering an alternative means for people to learn about significant issues and new GAO reports and testimonies,”said [...]
British comedian Ricky Gervais has translated his popular podcast, The Ricky Gervais Show, into an animated series for HBO. The animated series takes the audio of the podcast and puts animation to it, intercutting retro-styled animated scenes with animated versions of Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington. See the HBO site for details.
Podcast hosting network Wizzard Media today announced the availability of In App Purchasing for its Podcast Apps in the iTunes App store. Wizzard’s iPhone App is designed to be quickly customized for each podcast. It lets podcast publishers offer their own iPhone App. With In App Purchasing capabilities, podcast publishers will be able to offer [...]
EmailWire NewsWire, a press release distribution service, is now offering podcasting as part of their services: When a client purchases a press release distribution package for $199 or more, the summary, contact information and website address of the company’s press release is read by GroupWeb Radio’s host and podcasted to potential 38 million of listeners [...]
Corporate social media use grew 14% in 2009, according to The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Their latest study compares adoption of social media over three years (2007, 2008 and 2009) by the Inc. 500. Highlights of the report: Social networking continues to lead the way. The technology that continues [...]
ReadWriteWeb has posted a surprisingly pessimistic look at recent stats on how many people in the US are willing to pay for access to online news: 80% of US Consumers Won’t Pay For Online News. They cite two sources on this: According to a new Forrester Survey, 80% say they wouldn’t bother to access newspaper [...]
Wizzard Media today announced that it has eight new podcast companion applications, available in the Apple App Store. The new Apps are iPhone companion Apps for popular podcasts, offering convenient access to the podcast, show extras, bonus content and new social communication features. This brings the total number of Wizzard Apps to 58 (with 34 [...]
Want to know how to make money podcasting? You could do worse than to look at the example of Leo Laporte, the creator of This Week in Tech and the TWiT podcast network. He spoke before the Online News Association this week and discussed his experiences with making money with podcasting and new media. According [...]
CollegeCrunch has put together a great list of 15 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter: One of the more underrated benefits of the internet era has been access to quality radio style programming at any time of the day or night. Just like DVRs have freed us from having to adhere to rigid television program [...]
UK startup Mixcloud has gone live with a new audio sharing site that combines podcasting, social media and Digg-like discovery to create what they are calling “cloud radio”.
Their goal? To be the “Youtube of radio.”
Is this the future of podcasting?