Posts Tagged ‘ Yahoo ’

Tumblr Adds Audioblogging Via Phone

Feb 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Featured Story, Microblogging

Blogging platform Tumblr has added a neat new feature that lets users create audio blog posts via telephone.

Enter their phone number, and messages called in to Tumblr’s toll-free number get posted to your Tumblr blog.

Yahoo’s Brickhouse Not So Mighty Mighty

Nov 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Yahoo!’s Brickhouse team has announced that the company will be killing off Yahoo! Live, a live video conferencing service: Our mission here on the Brickhouse team is to quickly develop product ideas that can add value to Yahoo! as a whole. To do this effectively we constantly evaluate our early-stage products and sometimes have to […]

YouTube Introduces Video Annotations

Jun 4th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Streaming Video, Video

YouTube has announced a new feature for videos on the site – annotations. Video Annotations are a new way for you to add interactivity to your videos. You can use them to: Add background information about the video; Create stories with multiple possibilities (ala Choose Your Own Adventure); and Link to related YouTube videos, channels, […]

AOL, RealNetworks, Yahoo Owe $100 Million For Digital Music Services

May 1st, 2008 | By | Category: Making Money with Podcasts, Podcasting Law

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York today made public a decision in the proceeding to determine reasonable license fees to be paid to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) by AOL, RealNetworks and Yahoo! for their online performance of musical works. Total payments to be made […]

Yahoo! Video Site Updates

Feb 15th, 2008 | By | Category: General

The Yahoo! Video Blog has announced a variety of updates to the Yahoo! Video site. Here‚Äôs what‚Äôs new: Widescreen videos: Yahoo! Video supports a 16:9 cinematastic player that‚Äôs far ahead of what most sites are offering. And the video looks great. More content: Yahoo! Video now aggregates the whole spectrum of video found throughout Yahoo!, […]

Yahoo! Intros New Live Video Service And We Promptly Break It

Feb 7th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Podcasting Research, Streaming Video, Video

Yahoo! today introduced a new live video conferencing service, Yahoo! Live. We haven’t seen an official announcement yet; we learned about this from ReadWriteWeb’s Marshall Kirkpatrick via Twitter. Kirkpatrick’s take: The service combines many of the best practices developed by early explorers of the medium, tiny startups that must be very worried tonight. Part BlogTV, […]

Yahoo Music Unlimited Reaches Its Limits

Feb 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, General

Music subscription services have, by and large, bombed. The idea of renting music hasn’t taken off and, even worse, customers have to worry about the services’ futures. The latest example of this comes with Yahoo’s subscription music service. On Monday, the company announced that it will discontinue its Yahoo Music Unlimited subscription service and has […]

Can Anything Good Come Of Microsoft’s Yahoo! Takeover Bid?

Feb 1st, 2008 | By | Category: General

Microsoft¬†has made an unsolicited $44.6 billion offer for Yahoo! to challenge Google’s dominance in Internet search services and advertising. According to, Microsoft’s $31/share offer is 62 percent more than Yahoo’s closing stock price yesterday. In the months leading up to Microsoft’s offer, Yahoo!’s stock has been declining in value, dropping 18 percent this year […]

Yahoo Wants To Own Your Listeners

Jan 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, Podcasting Services

Yahoo today announced a new free browser-based MP3 player that you can use and freely embed in your page. Here’s how it works: You add links to MP3s in your web page. These can be anywhere on the web. You add a line of code to insert Yahoo’s Javascript library. Working play buttons appear next […]

Supergenius Stephen Hawking Has No Clue How the World Can Survive; Worse Still – Yahoo! Has No Clue What a Podcast Is

Aug 2nd, 2006 | By | Category: Corporate Podcasts, Podcast Quickies, Strange

Yahoo today released a press announcement that announced that renowned British astrophysicist and professor Stephen Hawking has vocalized his thoughts about the fate of the world in an exclusive audio podcast featured at the Yahoo! Search site. Pretty important stuff to think about. Unfortunately for the world, Hawking has no clue how the world can […]