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2008-04-09 15:00:27

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Infinite Dial 2008: Radio's Digital Platforms, the latest study by Arbitron and Edison Media Research, shows continued growth in usage and ownership of various forms of digital audio platforms, including online radio, iPod/MP3 players, and podcasting. Key findings from The Infinite Dial 2008: Radio's Digital Platforms, include: The weekly online radio audience increased in the past year to an estimated 33 million. Thirteen percent of the...

2007-01-24 09:00:33

First Beat Media recently launched a free and unlimited podcast hosting service at www.MyPodcast.com, simplifying the podcast creation process with a free recorder, hosting, unlimited bandwidth, and the ability for users to earn money with their podcasts. Now podcast creators can avoid the high costs of hosting and bandwidth, and can transfer existing podcasts to the site. With the new year often comes the ambition to try new things, such as testing new technology or trying to earn...

2006-04-02 18:37:13

By Antony Bruno SAN FRANCISCO (Billboard) - A year ago podcasting was just a fad with a cool name. In recent weeks, the format has taken several steps toward becoming big business, but the major record labels are not eager to partner with the growing format. The audio blog phenomenon that began as free, grassroots rantings is being commercialized through advertising and subscription fees. In early March, for instance, Ricky Gervais, the creator of the British sitcom "The Office"...

2005-12-14 05:01:04

LONDON (Reuters) - Ricky Gervais, creator and star of the hit BBC comedy "The Office," has topped the charts in the United States and Britain with his podcast, a booming new format that lets users download audio or video programming. Gervais' podcast also features his "Office" co-writer Stephen Merchant and their former radio producer Karl Pilkington, as the trio take on a succession of offbeat topics from vampires to a regular segment called "Monkey News." The free half-hour show --...

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2005-07-11 04:45:00

LOS ANGELES -- If Apple Computer podcasts, they will come. Or so it seems after the company added support for the new broadcasting technology to its latest version of iTunes. In the days following Apple's June 28 release of the update, podcasters saw significant boosts in press and traffic. And just two days after launching the service, Apple reported more than 1 million podcast subscriptions from the new directory. "We were certainly very, very pleased with the results we saw," Apple VP of...

2005-06-28 09:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Apple Computer Inc. on Tuesday released its newest version of the popular iTunes digital music management software, which now includes the ability to download alternative audio shows called podcasts. In a press release, Apple said version 4.9 of iTunes, the companion service to the popular iPod music player, will allow users to subscribe to over 3,000 free Podcasts and have each new episode automatically delivered over the Internet to their computer and iPod. Podcasts,...

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2005-06-11 10:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Billboard) -- Podcasting has emerged as the Internet's hottest fad, but is it more than just a passing fancy? Forrester Research estimates that 300,000 podcasts -- which deliver digital audio content from the Web to computers or portable media devices -- will be available by year's end, growing to 13 million in 2009. The number of podcast listeners is more difficult to track; there are so few that research firms like Forrester cannot get an acceptable sampling to survey. This...

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2005-03-22 00:05:00

A new "podcast" puts audio recordings of NASA science news articles into your pocket MP3 player Science@NASA -- It's hip. It's trendy. It's ... NASA? Actually, it's NASA on your iPod. Using an iPod or any portable MP3 player, you can now explore the Universe while driving, jogging, waiting in line ... just about anywhere. It's easy: tune in to the Science@NASA podcast. Podcasting is a new technology that lets you search for audio broadcasts on the Internet -- so-called "podcasts" -- and...


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Image Credit: Photos.com A podcast is digital media in a series of related content that is downloaded by a subscription through web syndication or streamed online onto either a computer or mobile device. The word podcast was derived from the terms “broadcast” and “pod,” by the success of the iPod. Most podcasts are streamed or downloaded onto mobile devices such as smartphones and the iPod. The podcast is media transferred to a user’s device, similar to a radio or TV broadcast....

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