Archive for November, 2005

iPodderX Renaming Contest Confusing?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

After reading the story from about iPodderX having to change their name, I looked over at Brian here in the office and said to him, “Looks like iPodderX got the letter for Apples lawyers!” not even thinking about what the real story was here. I continued to tell him about the prizes that go […]

Boing Boing: RIAA targets mashups

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Thanks to boing boing for bringing this one to my attention. This should act as a warning to other podcasters who are playing mashups in their podcasts. I havent heard of anyone else who sends out mashups getting RIAA letters…has anyone else? “MashupTown, a site that hosts and distributes mashups (two or more songs ingeniously […]

Audible’s Wordcast has some Critics

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

There have been a few interesting articles published recently about the new Audible service that uses a closed DRM to protect and to monetize podcasts. I had been looking for information on it but it turns out the reason I couldn’t really find anything was because it is still in a closed beta. I will […]

Teen Podcaster Nabs Corporate Sponsor

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Big news in the podcasting (more specifically, teen podcasting) world today! Martina Butler of the Emo Girl Talk podcast has landed a corporate sponsorship deal with Natures Cure. Its good to see that more and more big companies are starting to see the true benefits of the niche markets that podcasters have found. “Emo Girl […]

Entertainment Weekly Feature: Harry Potter on the Web: The best sites

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Congratulations to MuggleNet, and their podcast, which was recently mentioned on the Entertainment Weekly website for the best sites on the net for the Harry Potter Movies…. “FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED POTTERPHILES: MuggleNet If you know as much about the wizarding world as a Hogwarts upperclassman, this is the site for you. Here, fans nitpick […]

Melodeo Releases New Version of Mobilcast

Monday, November 21st, 2005

I had the pleasure of meeting a representitive from Melodeo at the Portable Media Expo last weekend and was given a demo of the Melodeo podcast browser in action (on his cell phone). I have to admit, I was quite impressed. Through their mobile phone interface you could browse through their directory of podcasts in […]

PodShow Catches iPodder Creator Grumet

Monday, November 21st, 2005

I would like to welcome Andrew to the PodShow Family, nice to have you here! “PodShow Inc. co-founder and MTV VJ Adam Curry has recruited Andrew Grumet for the PodShow podcast network and services business he’s building. Grumet is a software developer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-creator of iPodder, an open-source application […]

One of the PodcastAlley RSS feeds in top 500 at Feedster?

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Found this interesting when I saw it a few minutes ago…nice to know people are actually keeping an eye on the site :) Feedster claims that the Podcast Alley RSS feed for the forum has over 4000 subscribers through their system (which actually makes it number 62 at feedster right now). Nice. Feedster :: Top […]

Podcast Girls Gone Wired!

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

While browsing the homepage of Wired today, I saw a few podcasting articles and they were both about women! Well, one was about Di from Nate and Di and the other was about Madge Weinsteinn from Yeast Radio, but you get the idea… Women Warm the Podcast Bench Thumbnail photo Nov. 16, 2005 The podcast […]

PureCast Hosting Service is No More

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Growing signs that podcasting, and podcasts themselves, are becoming increasingly more popular. Hosting sites, such as PureCast Media, are being shut down becauase of the growing cost of file distribution. The worst part is, Im not sure if any of their clients saw this one coming. Here it is, straight from the horses mouth. “Our […]

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