|06/29/2006 Pluggd New Podcast Directory
Pluggd is a new
podcast directory and while it doesn't have categories it does
Pluggd also allows for podcast submissions and joins the list
at: Podcast Submissions
|06/28/2006 Educational Podcasts
Short list of educational institutions who are podcasting.
Though it isn't anything new, there are several prominent
schools offering podcasts of their classes. I've been listening
to several while at work; have found several very informative
and entertaining. I decided to compile a list of educational
podcasts from universities.
|06/27/2006 Boston Mayor Podcasts
Boston Mayor, Thomas Menino is plugged in and podcasting.
The city's first podcast is now available on its website, featuring
the sounds of local group Four Peace laying down an antiviolence
rap before Menino launches into a press conference about his
Officials are planning regular installments of digital audio
that could include bits on city housing programs and information
on summer jobs. They envision reaching people with downloadable
segments of the mayor and other officials talking about city
|06/27/2006 Podcasting Predictions
While it is a little early for technology predictions for 2007, it appears
others are making podcasting predictions.
According to Bill Flitter, founder and vice president of
marketing at Pheedo, a darn-near perfect storm of RSS developments
will hit the market and gel in Q1 of 2007 to allow B2B podcasting
to mature in terms of audience reach, measurement, and value.
That in turn will drive more companies to create better, more
useful podcast content that will get that big old virtuous adoption
pattern churning along.
|06/26/2006 Podcasters Upset Over Proposed Rules
The UK is backing a controversial new broadcasting treaty
that opponents say gives big media companies new rights over
Intellectual property campaigners and podcasters oppose the
new treaty. They claim that it puts more control over content
in the hands of big business.
The treaty is the subject of discussions in Barcelona today
at a conference organised by UN Agency WIPO (the World Intellectual
Property Organisation). Opponents say the conference was called
too quickly – just eight days ago – for dissenting voices
to be able to take part. Even the supportive UK Patents Office
told OUT-LAW that it had received its invitation too late to
|06/25/2006 Apple Get iTunes Reprieve
The bill had aimed to ensure digital music could be played
on any player, regardless of its format or source.
But the MPs have amended the draft, to allow copyright holders
to set compatibility restrictions.
This means artists and song writers could strike deals with
Apple and its rivals, allowing them to restrict which systems
the music will play on.
|06/24/2006 Apple Looking at iNod
Stung by recent criticism surrounding the noise generated
by iPod ear buds, Apple has brought forward plans for the iNod
(Noise Obfuscation Device).
|06/23/2006 VideoCasts from CNN
News broadcaster CNN has announced the launch of six online
video podcasts, regularly updated newscasts and programming
produced specifically for digital video players.
The video podcasts, in addition to CNN's audio podcasting products,
are available for free at www.CNN.com/podcasting and at iTunes.
|06/23/2006 Nokia Podcasting Application
Nokia has launched a beta of its podcasting
application for Nokia N91 and other Nokia S60 3rd edition devices.
It'll allow Nokia N91 users to find, subscribe to and download
podcasts over the air
|06/23/2006 Home Builder Podcasting
Homebuilder Taylor Woodrow
has released its first podcast series, designed to market its
homes to potential buyers and provide an enhanced customer experience.
The launch represents the first foray by a homebuilder into
podcasting, which has been growing in popularity over the last
This should wake up Home Depot and Lowes, they should be providing
"Do It Yourself Podcasts"!
|06/22/2006 iPod Murder
A teenager who was part of a gang that fatally stabbed
a 15-year-old boy over an iPod was convicted Tuesday of murder.
Brooklyn prosecutor Charles Hynes said a jury deliberated
for three hours before convicting Darren Samuel, 17, of robbery
and second-degree murder in the July attack. He faces as many
as 25 years in prison.
|06/22/2006 Apple Exploits?
Apple Computer Inc. has responded to allegations that
its iPod digital music players are made by the exploitation
of Chinese workers, according to a online reports.
A Reuters report quoted Steve Dowling, an Apple spokesman
as saying, "Apple has begun a thorough audit of the manufacturing
plant operated by Foxconn in Longhua, China." Foxconn is the
registered trade name for Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
which is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
|06/20/2006 How to Make Podcasts for iTunes?
Invariably I'm sent emails asking me the best way to make
podcasts for iTunes. The solution that I think works the best
is FeedForAll Mac and FeedForAll. They have integrated iTunes support.
|06/20/2006 Europe Trying to Change iTunes
A Norwegian complaint accusing Apple's iTunes Music Store
of breaching that country's law may turn out to be a twist on
the old debate between government and business – not one government,
however, but many.
Following a similar complaint by France, Norway seems ready
to be joined by both Denmark and Sweden in making the case that
iTunes needs to be modified in order to do business in those
countries. In Norway, the government has demanded that Apple
revise its iTunes Terms of Service by August 1 -- an extension
from June 21 -- or else face fines and possible prosecution.
Europe to Change iTunes?
|06/20/2006 Picketing iTunes
Anti-digital rights management activists dressed in bright
yellow toxic waste suits staged what can best be described as
sparsely attended protests at seven Apple Computer stores nationwide
on June 10.
The group, organized by the Free Software Foundation, carried
"Eliminate DRM" pickets and handed out fliers as part of its
"Defective by Design" campaign, to draw attention to the restrictions
placed on digital music purchased from the iTunes Music Store.
|06/20/2006 Poddug Took a Page from Digg
It appears Poddug
has modeled itself after Digg, a popular social bookmarking
site for technology news stories.
|06/20/2006 10 Tips for Podcasting
As podcasts increase in popularity, listeners have more
choices. So while you might be ahead of the competition, you
should still be thinking about ways that you can make your podcast
unique and stand out from similarly themed podcasts.
10 Tips for Podcasting
|06/19/2006 iPod Cramming
Three hours before a start against Florida, Colorado
Rockies pitcher Jason Jennings sits in front of his locker,
puts on his headphones and stares at his video iPod.
He isn't watching the latest Coldplay video or catching up
on an episode of "Alias" as a way to relax before the game.
Jennings is doing some last-minute cramming: The Rockies'
video staff has downloaded every Marlins hitter into his iPod,
and Jennings is figuring out how to pitch to them. He watches
frames of himself delivering the pitch, followed by the result
of the play. Everything else is weeded out.
|06/19/2006 Podcasting Meetups
A San Antonio Podcast Meetup is scheduled for
July 20, at 7:00
A Northeast Ohio Podcast Meetup is scheduled
for June 27, at 7:00
|06/19/2006 Flushed iPod mini Clogs South Bay University Toilets
I just couldn't ignore this story:
A pink iPod Mini, just four inches long, flushed down the
toilet at the South Bay College Arts and Sciences building has
finally been removed, after clogging pipes for the entire spring
semester and leading to thousands of dollars of maintenance
The iPod was accidentally flushed by a student and got stuck
in such a way that maintenance crews could not get it out. They
tried to break the iPod into pieces, but that failed. One maintenance
worker called the iPod mini "indestructible".
|06/19/2006 iPods Banned for Drivers
The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is calling on
all Provincial governments to restrict the use of iPods, cell
phones and other electronic devices by novice drivers.
|06/19/2006 New Decency Law for Broadcasted Content
The new law enforces a $325,000 fine when raunchy programming
exceeds "the bounds of decency."
At a signing ceremony for the new law increasing by tenfold
the maximum fine for indecency, Bush said that it will force
industry figures to "take seriously their duty to keep the public
airwaves free of obscene, profane and indecent material."
|06/19/2006 Name that Tune in a Second!
The OneNote Music
Game is an innovative new Podcast that you play one note
at a time. When a new game begins, a new note will be posted
each day (an MP3 less than a second long) until someone correctly
guesses the song.
|06/18/2006 Ingenio and PodBridge Partner
Ingenio, a company which sells ads on the Web that direct
users to make phone calls to advertisers, has signed a deal
with Podbridge, a podcasting ad network, to serve audio ads
Ingenio currently serves text ads within AOL's search results,
as well as also audio ads on the recently launched Free411 service.
Now, though its deal with Podbridge, the company will expand
its distribution to the growing world of podcasting through
serving 15-second ads within a range of podcasts starting this
June. Any advertiser participating in Ingenio's network will
be eligible to expand their distribution to podcasts represented
|06/18/2006 Santa Monica College Launches Podcasting
In its continuous effort to use a variety of teaching methods
to improve students' academic performance, Santa Monica College
announces it is launching an exciting educational podcasting
pilot program Monday, July 3.
|06/17/2006 New England Podcasting
Chapman founded New England Podcasting, with enthusiasts meeting
monthly to learn what's going on in the industry, to network
and to socialize.
|06/14/2006 St Johns Ambulance Podcast
St. John Ambulance has turned to podcasting to help people
treat injuries caused during the current heat wave.
The charity will record weekly podcasts to give first aid information,
with the first edition explaining how to treat sunburn, heat
exhaustion and heat stroke.
'The iFIRSTAID podcasts are designed for people to revise their
First Aid knowledge quickly and easily,' said Dr Barbara Cleaver,
|06/14/2006 Podcasting for Faith
The Internet has made spreading faith significantly easier.
In the past, community residents were limited to the churches,
temples and houses of worships that were available within driving
Podcasting for Faith
|06/13/2006 Radio New Zealand Expands Podcasting Service
Radio New Zealand is to significantly extend the range of
National Radio programmes available via podcasting following
a very successful three month trial of the new service.
From Monday 12th June listeners will be able to download their
favourite interviews and programme segments from Nine to Noon
and Afternoons with Jim Mora directly from the Radio New Zealand
website http://www.radionz.co.nz/ .
|06/12/2006 iPods Bigger Than Beer On Campus
Apple Computer's iPod is more popular than beer on college
campuses, the first time in 10 years that undergraduates' favorite
beverage hasn't topped the what's in list, a market research
firm said Thursday.
A biannual survey of 1,200 full-time, four-year undergrads
conducted in March found 73 percent choosing the iPod as the
most popular item on campus, compared with 71 percent who chose
drinking beer, Student Monitor, based in Ridgewood, N.J., said.
iPods Big on Campus
|06/12/2006 PodTech Attracts Scoble
The word is out via the blogosphere that PodTech is
hiring Robert Scoble. Some interesting speculation
around. The fact that the blogs launched this
story is a testament to the work of Robert Scoble and the opportunity
of PodTech’s media platform and business model.
PodTech will be putting out a formal announcement soon. In
the meantime if you’re in SF today (Sunday) stop by vloggercon
for the in-person update with Robert Scoble and John Furrier.
PodTech has always been about great people and as we evolve
and expand we’ll be accelerating the team.
|06/10/2006 German Chancellor Angela Merkel Has a Video Podcast
The podcast, in German, will feature Merkel's thoughts
on political topics and current events. The first video podcast
discusses the World Cup, which runs in Munich through July 9th.
|06/08/2006 Microsoft Defies iPod in Japan
Microsoft is developing portable music players with NTT
DoCoMo, Toshiba and other Japanese companies to compete against
Apple Computer's iPod.
Microsoft is working with eight companies in Japan to offer
audio players and content that is compatible with the Windows
Media Technology operating system, Microsoft said late Wednesday.
Napster Japan, NTT Communications and Aoyama Capital will provide
content and other services, the statement said.
Microsoft iPod War
|06/08/2006 Pirated iTunes
A Russian Web site that lets visitors download albums
for less than $1 is a smash hit with music fans -- but not with
U.S. trade and music industry officials.
The site is a pirate, they allege, and say Russia's failure
to close it down presents a direct obstacle to the country's
negotiations to join the World Trade Organization.
|06/07/2006 OpenPodcast Down or Gone?
It appears that the OpenPodcast.org site is no longer functioning.
I don't know if bandwith bills did them in or if they are upgrading
their systems and down in the process.