Daily updates for the podcast and on-demand audio industry
August 8, 2017
A patent troll who has been attempting to claim that they'd patented the idea of podcasts has lost a court case in the US Court of Appeals. The threat of lawsuit has been a concern for many, and "Personal Audio", the troll in question, had threatened a number of podcast publishers. Breathing a sigh of relief? Support the EFF, the organisation who fought them and many others.
From the Audiocraft conference, a panel session on "how to make money from podcasts", with Honor Eastly, Hannah Reich, Megan Tan, and Miles Martignoni. 45 minutes.
Some nice (and free) tech - Cleanfeed "lets anyone send, receive and record live audio using only a browser" (like Skype, but better quality). Beta features include recording and more than two people in one session. Could be a good tool for podcasters. (Discovered on a radio discussion board, where some stations use it for outside broadcasts).
Another tech discovery: Repurpose, a service that can connect to your RSS feed to automatically republish your podcast as a video for Facebook and YouTube. Nicely done.
Data-driven programming: NPR shares more detail about "how to make local listeners care about your story" based on data from their NPR One app.
MarketingTech asks Are podcasts changing advertising?. Incorporates an interview with Ruth Fitzsimons from AudioBoom.
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