|01/30/2007 Podcasting Bundle - Audio Recording and Feed Creation
New Podcasting Software Bundle.
FeedForAll has released a new application that handles audio recording and editing. The new application
is very easy to use and has a built in tutorial that demonstrates
the basics. If you are interested in trying podcasting this
combination is an inexpensive and powerful combination!
Users can try free evaluation versions of both FeedForAll and RecordForAll . Users who opt to purchase the
podcasting software bundle will save $ 10.00
on there order.
iTunes is the master of its domain when it comes to digital
music distribution and Apple is even breaking into online distribution
of podcasts, music videos, TV show and movies. But there's a
virtually untapped new market on the horizon for Apple's venerable
music distribution platform: magazines and books.
Apple has the potential to shake up the printed magazine
and book market just like they did with music and now television
and movies. It's good news for trees but bad news for some ivory
tower-type fat cat print executives.
|01/24/2007 Apple Sued for Click Wheel Technology
In a case filed in late 2005 but only coming to light
now, Quantum Research Group is claiming the iPod maker infringed
on their capacitive sensing technology in building the iPod's
clickwheel, which is used to navigate the digital music player's
interface. Apple filed counterclaims for non-infringement and
|01/24/2007 Europe Wants Apple to Open Format
Apple is being challenged once again to open up its DRM
by consumer groups in Europe. This time, Germany and France
have joined the slowly-growing number of countries who are asking
Apple to allow the protected songs purchased from the iTunes
Store to be played on other music players besides the iPod.
|01/23/2007 Educational Podcasts
There is a new portal for educational podcasts and rss feeds. Colleges
and Universities are encouraged to submit their course podcasts or feeds free
of charge. The educational feeds directory aims to be a portal
for both educators seeking course material and students looking
to supplement their classes.
|01/22/2007 New Software to Create Podcasts
The new release of FeedForAll includes unified publishing
and namespace support (including iTunes). This means that you
can FTP enclosure files along with your RSS feed. This also
means you can easily create iTunes compatible podcasts! The
new enhancements will greatly benefit podcasters!
There is a free download trial and lots of new features.
New Software to Create Podcasts
|01/20/2007 Big Profits Planned on iPhone
According to a preliminary bill-of-materials estimate by
iSuppli, the $599 Apple iPhone could net Apple over a 50 percent
gross margin, the analyst firm said Thursday.
|01/19/2007 Language 123 Translating Podcasts
The Translation Marketplace, is offering a new service to podcasters
to translate their programs into dozens of languages, giving
them the opportunity to connect to hundreds of translators from
all over the planet and choosing the best option according to
their budget and individual requirements. Podcasters looking
for translation or interpretation services can go to the site,
enter the requirements and details of their project, and receive
information about the most suitable options available according
to their needs. It is even possible to upload your podcast script
along with the project description, giving translators additional
information to provide a more accurate quote.
|01/16/2007 TIME Magazine Ranks Podcasts
TIME Magazine ranks the top 10 podcasts for 2006.
|01/16/2007 Best Podcast Search Engines
Robin Good has posted a summary of the best podcasting search engines!
|01/15/2007 Cisco Suing Apple Over iPhone
Cisco Systems is suing Apple for trademark infringement
in a US federal court, for using the iPhone name.
Apple launched its new handheld mobile phone device under
the iPhone name on Tuesday, at the hotly anticipated Macworld
event in San Francisco.
Following the launch Cisco said it hoped to resolve the matter
by Tuesday evening after negotiations.
Apple responded by saying the lawsuit was "silly" and that
Cisco's trademark registration was "tenuous at best".
|01/15/2007 Sundance on iTunes
The Sundance Film Festival has struck a deal with Apple
to allow festival films to be sold through its iTunes store.
Thirty-three short films being screened at the festival in Utah
will be made available for download for $1.99
|01/09/2007 Podcasting Academy V
On February 13-15, 2006, Information Science + Information
Studies at Duke University will partner GigaVox in presenting
Podcast Academy V on the Duke campus in Durham,
NC. The conference will highlight academic applications of podcasting,
targeting both beginners and experts in the field. We'll focus
on both pedagogical and technical considerations, and provide
hands-on training as well as best-practice and student showcases.
|01/09/2007 Ugly Betty on iTunes
The Golden Globe-nominated series Ugly Betty has
joined the offerings available through the Apple iTunes Music
|01/08/2007 Stanford on iTunes
Download faculty lectures, interviews, music and sports.
Experience Stanford on iTunes U and continue learning with Stanford.
|01/04/2007 Apple Facing Suit Due to Proprietary Nature of
The suit was filed by a user, Melanie Tucker, and seeks
class-action status. It alleges that Apple violates antitrust
laws by refusing to allow music bought in its iTunes store to
be played on any digital music player besides the iPod. It also
charges Apple with not making it clear to customers that music
from the iTunes store and the iPod are incompatible with music
and devices offered by other companies.
The suit asks that Apple be forbidden to continue to support
the exclusive tie-in between iTunes and the iPod and that Apple
pay damages to anyone who has bought an iPod or music from the
iTunes store after April 28, 2003.
|01/04/2007 Music Industry Changes Tune
An article in the Wall Street Journal explains that the
music industry is looking at licensing podsafe music:
Licensing music for podcasting has long been a source of
internal debate at music labels. Many executives argue that
it is worth handing over some content to spur consumer interest,
while others maintain that the companies erode the value of
their product by knowingly allowing it to be freely downloaded
Ted Cohen, a digital-media strategist who for many years
was an executive at EMI Group PLC, says that keeping up-and-coming
artists "protected" from use in podcasts has often backfired.
"We've protected them so well nobody knows they exist," he quips.
|01/03/2007 PodcastingTricks Posts Podcating Trends for 2006
2006 is winding down. Here is a list of important trends
that came about this past year.
1) Venture Capitalists show love for podcasting - several
venture capital firms along with untold angel investors, spent
millions bankrolling podcasting-related startups.
2) Podcasting conventions, seminars and expos were big hits
- the Podcast & Portable Media Expo was a hit - period.
And several other podcasting shows including the Podcast Academy
and the Podcamps were well attended. NAB even had a podcasting
3) Podcasters are starting to cross over into mainstream
media with some success - Amanda, Cali, Heather and more.
4) News media coverage of podcasting explodes - almost every
major newspaper in the country as well as several prominent
business magazines and even TV news covered podcasting in 2006.
more on Podcasting Trends
|01/02/2007 2006 Reflections, 2007 Predictions
For the most part in 2006, the world escaped Natures wrath,
but people were far less kind to their neighbors. 2006 is scarred
not by the winds and oceans but by political turmoil across
the globe. The Middle East quagmire is the epitome of how wrong
things can go, with the war in Lebanon, infighting in Palestine,
Iran's nuclear ambitions, and Iraq's sectarian violence the
deepest scars of 2006 were self inflicted with man being his
own enemy. Of course, the Middle East is not alone with it's
own self-destruction. Genocide in Chad and Sudan show how truly
intolerant the human race really is. North Korea's impatience
and nuclear activity have disrupted Asia. In fact, few areas
of the world were left unscathed by man's ambitions in 2006.
Again technology has brought the tragedies of war and the personal
stories of families from the farthest corners of the earth,
to the door steps of the west. Citizen journalism and Internet
propagation has added a complex layer to the stories. The growth
of YouTube, Blogs, Podcasting and RSS have personalized the
media and given listeners and watchers a personal connection
to the reports.
Technology has not only revolutionized news and how it is viewed,
interactive technology is shaping the news.
2006 Reflections, 2007 Predictions
|01/01/2007 YouTube Appears to Have Broken Promise to Warner
YouTube vowed to have a piracy-prevention system in place
by year's end as a caveat of the "first-of-its-kind" alliance
to sell Warner music and share the revenues.
The system was not in place Saturday and YouTube's offices
were closed until after New Year's Day.
|12/29/2006 iTunes Overload
Users of iTunes have been reporting errors and problems
attempting to download songs. The Apple site has been unable
to handle the influx of users who are attempting to enjoy their