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Archive for the 'podcasts' Category

Hello? Are Witty, Pretty New Media Personalities Not Permitted To Shill?

Monday, March 26th, 2007

From the I Make The Rules Up As I Go Along And Gloat About It department…. Amanda Congdon got just the eensiest bit defensive when folks noticed her online video clip for DuPont last week. She protests a bit too much, and if the “ahhh-this-is-what-I-intended-all-along!” spin is annoying, at least it’s transparent. “I don’t want [...]

Songbird Update

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Songbird has been available as a Windows beta for months, but nightly builds (read: unstable betas) of OS X and Linux versions are downloadable now. Note that the OS X builds will only work on PowerPC (non-Intel) machines. Look for Apple to sue– and copy the web/blog integration features into iTunes. Or perhaps Apple will [...]

Fibonaccis “Purple Haze” Video

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

How did I get to such a point in my life without experiencing this? [20mb Quicktime file. 1984]. Greenworld/Engima, R.I.P. Even nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. http://www.fibonaccis.com FIbonaccis video podcast [.xml feed]

Gervais Monetizes Podcast, Listenership Plunges

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

The Office auteur Ricky Gervais has been offering a free weekly podcast on The Guardian‘s website. Episodes have been intermittently funny, in a watered-down Derek and Clive sort-of-improvised, kind-of-naughty way. Apparently the shows are incredibly popular, so Ricky has decided to distribute future shows as paid downloads (only) on Audible. Audible was a great idea [...]

Podcast Pioneer On Revisionist Wikipedia Binge

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Former MTV veejay and podcasting evangelist Adam Curry once again shows why it’s easy to dislike him. Forget his rambling, self-absorbed, repetitive podcasts– there are so many other reasons. And with all his experience, you’d think he’d focus on the most important element of effective backpedaling: don’t trip over your own feet.

…Encompassing the Subtle Interpersonal Dynamics of a Fifth-Grade Recess

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

This Wired article on bickering over a podcasting convention makes me laugh. Apologies for the shallow cultural stereotyping (after all, it’s my specialty), but the event makes me imagine hundreds of attendees who look like either Comic Book Guy or indierock-dork-zombies. The idea of Adam Curry spitefully leading a competing convention across the street just [...]

Stanford Lectures Available As Podcasts

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Apophenia reports that Stanford University is offering lectures via podcasts on iTunes.

Yahoo! Does Podcasts

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Yahoo!, struggling to catch up with iTunes’ podcast integration, now offers podcast searches as part of its sprawling internet presence. Podtech has an extensive interview with some of the Yahoo!s in charge. Dave Winer trumpets Yahoo!’s “statesman-like” approach to online service. Can Google be far behind? Internet Borg wars….mmmmmmmm…..

Apple Attempts To Trademark “iPodcast”

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Another entry for the I Couldn’t Make This Stuff Up Dept.

Novak Speculation Whirls | President Giuliani? | No, Not That Eon McKai | “Don’t Even Get Me Started On Podcasts…”

Monday, August 8th, 2005

Jay Rosen’s PressThink: Why Novak stormed off the set. Old Novak rules: sorry fellas, can’t talk. New rules: Novak chooses. Wonkette: “Category: Robert Novak.” Jeanette Walls’ MSNBC Gossip page is not my favorite source of political speculation, but this is worrisome (or maybe it’s NOT): Rudy Giuliani is still eyeing the White House, says a [...]