Technology News Archive - October 17, 2005


The exponential growth of podcasting is due to both professional and grassroots program creators. Most recently, Showtime, Radio Disney, Fox Television and Simon & Schuster have joined the household names who have embraced this new way of communicating with their audiences.

By Bernd Debusmann CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - It has been labeled a weapon against "cultural imperialism," the voice of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a threat to U.S.


Apple Computer Inc. chief Steve Jobs faces a far tougher task wooing film and television producers to create shows for the new video iPod than he did in the music industry as many questions remain over content and pricing, industry executives say. Media and technology executives have been trying to figure out whether people will watch shows on a small screen.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.