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|12/01/2005 Musical Beds
Manufacturers have added iPod support to boomboxes, home
stereo systems, car stereos, gaming systems, clothing, toys
and even "personal vibrators".
For those that think that's not enough, Design Mobel has introduced
Pause, the world's first
is an aggregator of the most popular podcasts from many different
directories and ranking sites.
|11/29/2005 Podcasts In Education
This is a fabulous article that details the use of podcasts
at Universities. While the article is hypothetical and begs
the reader to use their imagination, the fact is podcasts in
education are becoming a reality.
It's midweek at Anywhere State University. Jenny rolls
out of bed at about nine a.m., as usual, and thinks about breakfast
and her first class. As she's dressing and getting ready to
go out, she fires up iTunes on her laptop and checks her podcast
subscriptions. There's a new show from Adam Curry at Daily
Source Code, another one from Cody at Vinyl Podcast (fair
use of forgotten music), and three audio feeds from her classes.
She doesn't notice that the classroom material and the leisure-time
entertainment are coming through the same medium and desktop
utility; for her, it's natural that school stuff would mingle
with other aspects of her daily life.
Podcasts in Education
|11/28/2005 Give the Gift of Podcasting - Podcasting Gift
Ideas for the Holidays
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Podcasting really is twenty-first century communication, and
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the best hardware and software for creating one, and makes it
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|11/28/2005 Churchill Downs Podcasting
The traditional appeal of Churchill Downs may be rooted
in Kentucky Derby lore, but last week the historic Louisville
track became the first in North America to offer “podcasts”
on the Internet.
Podcasts currently available are Churchill Downs This Week,
a rundown of special events; Barn Notes, which is news from
the track’s stable area and a preview of upcoming races; The
Horse Racing Podcapper, an analysis of each day’s races; Horse
Racing 101, a beginner’s guide to handicapping and wagering;
and Horse Tales, a video podcast featuring interviews with trainers,
jockeys, owners, and fans about experiences, favorite horses,
and racing stories.
Membership in Churchill Downs’s Twin Spires Club, the track’s
free customer rewards program, is required to access the podcasts,
which are available at http://www.twinspiresclub.com/
|11/23/2005 Apple iTunes Cracks Top 10 List Of Leading U.S.
Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes has become the first online
music store to break into the top 10 list of music retailers,
a market research firm said.
The Apple service made its debut in the third quarter as
number seven, The NPD Group Inc. said this week. ITunes was
number 14 during the same period a year ago.
|11/22/2005 The Value of Music
Apple Under Pressure to Change Music Pricing
"Not all music is worth the same," Mark Mulligan, senior
analyst, Jupiter Media, said. "Madonna's latest album is worth
more in the early weeks of release than an old Pink Floyd album.
Though consumers will have to pay more for some songs, they
will also get many much cheaper. Online stores can thus run
sales in the same way that traditional music retailers do."
The music industry has turned up the heat on Apple (Nasdaq:
AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs. The industry wants a tiered
pricing system for music downloads instead of iTunes' current
system in which 99 cents gets you any song in the catalog. Industry
executives have been agitating for months to price songs based
on popularity, but Jobs has stuck to his guns.
|11/22/2005 Ivy League Podcasts
Harvard Offers Course Via iPod
Podcasts offer Harvard Extension School course to public
In addition to tuning into National Public Radio (NPR) broadcasts
and episodes of FOX’s television show “The OC,” iPod users
all over the world can now listen and watch a Harvard Extension
School class. This year, lectures of Computer Science E-1: “Understanding
Computers and the Internet” are available in audio and video
Podcasts on iTunes, free of charge—the first time a Harvard
course has been offered through this medium.
Podcasting consists of distributing audio and video feeds
online through Podcast clients, allowing “subscribers” to
watch music videos, listen to audiobooks, and review lectures.
With 67 registered students, “Understanding Computers and
the Internet” is the third-largest computer science course
at the Extension School this semester, according to course instructor
David J. Malan ’99, who has taught the course since he was
a senior at the College.
|11/21/2005 Podcasting Station
Check out Podcasting Station it appears to have been
Easily find topic specific Podcasts feeds by searching or navigating
Podcasting Station's directory.
|11/21/2005 Blogs, Podcasts, Cell-phones Are Toddlers In Ad
Advertising executives see blogs, podcasts and web-enabled
cellular phones as newcomers in the market that are worth watching,
but have yet to prove they're worth major investments, a survey
released Tuesday showed.
On a scale of 1 to 5, respondents to the American Advertising
Federation survey rated the three new Internet-based channels
about in the middle, considerably less than traditional media
and other forms of online advertising.
"Because they're so new, there's a bit of caution in approaching
these media," Mary Hilton, spokeswoman for the AAF, said. "They
haven't been tested enough for people to confidently rate them
highly. It's a wait-and-see approach."
|11/16/2005 Educational Podcast Interview Series
SchoolNet, Inc. has unveiled its Podcast Interview
Series -- bridging perspectives from school improvement luminaries
on the efficacy and impact of the National Ed Tech Plan. K-12
educators and parents are invited to visit the SchoolNet Web
site to listen to conversations with four education technology
leaders about how the National Educational Technology Plan can
play an important role in driving school improvement.
The Podcast Interview Series will launch with "The System's
Broken: Can the National Ed Tech Plan Fix It?" hosted by Denis
P. Doyle, SchoolNet's co-founder and chief academic officer
and editor of The Doyle Report.
"Through this inaugural podcast, SchoolNet continues to demonstrate
its commitment to online and on-time information for school
improvement that is both useful and user-friendly," said Denis
Doyle. "SchoolNet is thrilled to bring insightful views and
experiences to the K-12 education community."
|11/16/2005 Interviewing Tips
RadioDiaries offers tips to interviewing individuals.
Get comfortable with the equipment
Play around with the recording device (minidisc recorder,
DAT machine, tape recorder) on your own until you are very familiar
with all the buttons and knobs. It's important to do this before
you begin; if you're relaxed with the recorder and the microphone,
the people you're interviewing will be too.
|11/16/2005 Apple Squeezes IPodder to Make Juice
Apple's lawyers are at it again. IPodder, one of the best-known
open-source podcast aggregators, has been renamed Juice, apparently
after lawyers from Apple contacted the development team
with concerns that they were "deceiving users" that the app
was somehow connected to Apple.
|11/15/2005 CNN Podcasts
Access one of
CNN's podcast feeds to get news delivered to your desktop
that is ready to load on your portable MP3 player.
|11/14/2005 Podcaster News Network Opens for Business
News Network has been developed by the team at RawVoice
to offer you short 3 – 5 minute podcasts. You customize your
daily news by choosing podcasts from various categories. By
creating a PCN User account (sign up takes about a minute) you
will then have the ability to select as many podcasts as you
like and create a custom newscast. This custom news cast can
then be listened to straight from the site, downloaded to your
home computer /mp3 player or subscribed via a single RSS feed.
|11/09/2005 Create iTune Compatible Podcasts
NotePage is pleased to announce a new release of FeedForAll
Mac. FeedForAll Mac is designed to help publishers
create, edit and publish RSS feeds and podcasts. The new release
of FeedForAll Mac fully supports Apple iTunes extensions, giving
publishers and easy way to create iTune compatible podcasts.
FeedForAll Mac has a built-in wizard that makes creating and
maintaining RSS feeds easy. The wizard's new extended support,
walks users through the creation of iTune compatible podcasts.
An FTP upload feature makes the publishing of feeds quick and
FeedForAll Mac can be used to create and maintain an unlimited
number of RSS feeds and podcasts, enabling users to flawlessly
maintain and distribute multiple content streams simultaneously.
More on FeedForAll
|11/09/2005 Santa is Podcasting
The Naughty and Nice List -
Yesterday I was telling you about the vacation I take every
year after Christmas with Mrs. Claus. While you are busy enjoying
your summer vacation, the elves and I are busy working away
on the toys for those who’ve been nice. I imagine you want
to know how this list is kept?
Well, as you can imagine, the North Pole is a large place. One
of our large buildings deals strictly with the list. The building
More of Santa's Podcast
Too funny -
The idea of podato is over 10 months old; unfortunately
at the beginning not too many people understood podcasting so
nobody bothered to give it a go. But tonight I decided that
the time is right and people will now understand and maybe think
about using the service.
So if any of you are single or know people who are joined
dating sites let them know of the free alternative. To appear
on the website just send a MP3 recording about yourself along
with an optional image to firstname.lastname@example.org, once you submit
a file you will automatically be given an RSS feed whereby people
can subscribe to your audio files and listen to them on their
|11/09/2005 Vatican Praises Podcasting in Jesuit Magazine
Podcasting, already a popular innovation at Vatican Radio,
offers an important new way for pastors to reach contemporary
Christians through their digital jukeboxes, an influential Jesuit
The church should not pass up the opportunity to make liturgies
and prayers available via podcast, as well as downloadable sermons
by "podpreachers," said the magazine, La Civilta Cattolica,
in its Nov. 5 issue.
|11/07/2005 Department of Defense Reaching Troops via Podcasts
On Nov. 7, the Pentagon Channel adds podcasting as a means
of distributing the channel's military news and information
targeted to the men and women in uniform.
"We are excited about leveraging technology that allows for
more programming choices for our men and women in uniform,"
said Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for
public affairs. "Harnessing this new technology enhances our
goal at the Pentagon Channel to communicate relevant, timely
and credible military news and information to the men and women
of the military."
The Pentagon Channel broadcasts military news and information
for and about the 2.6 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces
-- Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve. Broadcasting 24-hours-a-day,
seven-days-a-week, the Pentagon Channel helps ensure that U.S.
forces remain the best informed in the world.
More on - PentagonChannel
|11/07/2005 Soap Operas Become Podcasts
CBS has adopted the term NetCast for podcast and they have begun airing
podcasts of the popular soap "Guiding Light". Nothing like listening
to the soaps during the commute.
|11/04/2005 Blackhawks Podcasting
Chicago Blackhawks fans have a new program to download to
their iPods -- a Hawkcast.
The weekly Hawkcast, a high-tech throwback to the golden days
of radio, takes advantage of on-demand technology, letting fans
download an iPod-exclusive show whenever it's convenient.
Its latest incarnation, which debuted Oct. 23, includes video
for video-enabled iPods. The video consists of one- to two-minute
highlight clips from an interview with a coach or a player.
|11/04/2005 Cartoon Podcast
Frederator Studios founder Fred Seibert launches
Channel Frederator, the world's first cartoon video podcast
expressly for distribution of world-class content on portable
video devices such as the Apple iPod and the Sony PlayStation
Portable (PSP). Released weekly, the episodes will contain several
short form original and vintage cartoons submitted by producers
from around the world, packaged into 10 to 15 minute episodes
by the Channel Frederator programming team. Channel Frederator
debuts as the #1 podcast in the iTunes' Arts and Entertainment
|11/03/2005 Lawyers Podcasting
We are increasingly seeing or hearing about law firms and
lawyers using podcasting, a technology I have yet to explore.
The Canadian Bar Association has a piece entitled "Podcasting: Coming to a Law Firm Near You"
that may be of interest to some readers.
|11/03/2005 The Dark Side of iTunes
It may not be quite what Steve Jobs had in mind, but an
online search engine called Guba is set to offer vast amounts
of pornography and other video files, specifically tailored
for Apple's new iPods.
Guba is a subscription-only search engine that culls video files
from the Usenet newsgroups, a huge repository of online content
-- much of it adult, pirated, or both.
The Dark Side of iTunes
|11/02/2005 Podcast of the Year and Person of the Year in
Podcasting Award Recipients Announced
The first recipients of the Podcast of the Year and Person
of the Year Awards have been announced by the Portable Media
Expo and Podcasting Conference Awards Committee.
Eat Feed, a
podcast from creator and host Anne Bramley has received the
Podcast of the Year Award. Anne’s unique content mixture of
food history and seasonal cooking interviews has earned the
podcast a growing and loyal listening audience.
Doug Kaye, the creator, host and executive producer of the popular
technology podcast website IT Conversations, has received the
Person of the Year Award. In 2005, in an effort to produce a
greater amount of quality content for his listeners, Doug brought
together a diverse team of volunteer podcasters to assist in
recording, editing and producing audio sessions from technology
conferences and events around the country. Team ITC’s podcasts
are widely recognized for excellence in both audio quality and
depth of content. Doug recently launched an even more ambitious
effort to recruit and train volunteer podcasters from around
the world to record and produce podcasts from any spoken word
event including conferences, lectures and meetings. Through
the non-profit “Conversations Network,” Doug’s goal is
to record and archive content globally from as many events as
possible. Respected among his peers, Doug has done a tremendous
amount of work to make a wide variety of quality audio content
available via podcasts. IT Conversations can be found at http://www.itconversations.com/
|11/02/2005 Apple Sells a Million Videos in 20 Days
Apple Computer on Monday said its iTunes online service
has sold a million videos in under 20 days, sending shares up
almost 5 percent.
iTunes, the most popular online music store, began selling about
2,000 music videos and episodes of ABC's "Desperate Housewives"
and "Lost" for $1.99 (1.12 pounds) on October 12.
The debut coincided with the launch of a new generation of Apple's
iPod digital music player that can play video on its 2.5-inch
|11/01/2005 Podcasting at University
It’s a step that a small but growing number of professors
are trying. By turning class lectures into podcasts, free audio
shows that students can download to their iPods or other portable
players, students can skip the lecture hall but still hear the
lecture. Supporters say podcasts help students who miss a class
or want to review the material, while professors get points
for being flexible and using the latest, hippest gadget.
More traditional academics fear that by listening to lectures
on the run, students will miss out on learning that can only
happen when students and instructors come together.
Professors have posted lecture notes, Powerpoint slides and
other written class material online for years, but instructors
only recently began testing the best uses of the popular audio
At Drexel University in Philadelphia, a chemistry professor
assigns podcasted lectures, recorded last semester, for homework
and then uses class time to review problems. At the University
of Michigan, lectures can be automatically delivered to dentistry
students’ computers or portable devices.
And at the University of Hawaii, hundreds of students in
a computer science class are required to show up at a lecture
hall only twice a semester _ for the midterm and final. Instead
of a textbook, they purchase a small iPod at the bookstore,
though most students already have one, the course professor
Universities have found other ways to test podcasting, using
it to publicize campus news and broadcast Sunday mass.
Complete - Podcasting at University
|11/01/2005 New Jersey Podcasting Association
Jersey Podcasters Association is the leading group of podcasters
from the Garden State. Members include hobbiests and seasoned
|11/01/2005 Bent on Destroying iPods
"While there are millions of iPod fans around the world,
there are also a growing number of people that think the iPod
hype is overblown.
An example of this trend is Smash My iPod, a site dedicated
to iPod destruction. The site set out to raise enough money
via donations to buy an iPod, so they could immediately destroy
With all the hurt and hunger in the world, the idea behind SmashMyiPod
makes no sense. I hope that donors will consider the Hurricane
and EarthQuake victims before donating to such a worthless cause.
create, edit, and publish podcast feeds.