Podcasts are about to break into some new territory. Commercial Radio Australia and Beijing Jolon Digital Media Broadcasting today announced plans to develop a DAB+ digital radio application that will allow podcasts to be sent via the broadcast band directly to a listener’s radio, without the need to connect to the Internet. The technology, called [...]
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Can you podcast physical things? Most people think of podcasting in a fairly limited sense. – for example, radio shows that you can download automatically. We’ve always had a broader view, that podcasting was the publishing of downloadable files with an RSS 2.0 news feed. With that in mind, you can use podcasting to automatically [...]
Dave Winer, the author of the RSS 2.0 specification on which podcast feeds are based, is working on a new project, to bootstrap real-time podcast feeds: We’re trying to bootstrap a network of realtime feeds, and it’s going pretty well so far. Podcasts are implemented with RSS too, and while we have excellent examples of [...]
VoloMedia, a provider of advertising and reporting solutions for portable media, has announced that it was awarded U.S. Patent 7,568,213, titled Method for Providing Episodic Media. VoloMedia says it expects companies creating products relating to podcasting and media synchronization to enter into partnerships with VoloMedia.
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Tom Webster of Edison Research has a thought-provoking piece on the future of podcasting. At his blog, The Infinite Dial, Webster qualifies the cup-is-half-empty findings of the Zenith Optimedia report (as detailed by eMarketer). To review, Zenith sees the future of podcasting as rosy and profitable only for the lucky few, and podcasting ad revenue [...]
Econsultancy has published an interesting post that looks Adam Carolla’s podcast, and at how podcasting and new media are changing the game for entertainers and media personalities: With his podcast, Carolla runs the show. He controls operations, can set his own direction without approval from higher-ups and has almost no limitations on what deals he [...]
Computerworld’s Mike Elgan has posted an interesting opinion piece, in which he calls podcasting “the most underappreciated, underutilized media ever”: Podcasting is the most underappreciated, underutilized media ever. Some people never try it. And many who do wind up giving it up unimpressed. Too bad. A new study (Lecture Podcast Listeners Outperform Class Attendees)Â found that [...]
Micro Persuasion’s Steve Rubel says, even in the day of new media, text is still king on the Internet.Â He offers five reasons why: It’s scannable – according to Jakob Nielsen users have time to read at most 28% of the words during an average site visit and 20% is more likely Three letters: SEO [...]
New media pundit Paul Colligan has some interesting comments for podcasters today, in response to Podango’s shutdown announcement: If you are a Podcaster on Podango (or any other site that has their domain name (not yours)), now is the time to own the very media youâ€™ve worked so hard to create. If you use any [...]
Podcaster and social media guru Chris Penn has posted his take on the future of podcasting, and says that “There are still hundreds of millions of iPods out there that have not tuned in, largely because people still donï¿½t know how.”