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  • Paul Kim at Samsung appears to have left the company. Paul was the main contact for Samsung Free’s podcast service, and had worked for the company for twenty years; we also hear other staff will be affected. Samsung saw its lowest profit figure for a decade earlier this month.

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The Tech Stuff - with The Podcast Standards Project

  • Cross-app comments, a much-desired feature for podcasting, is the subject of a new proposal from Daniel J Lewis. The proposal aims to be a simpler method of achieving cross-app comments from different services, just using a JSON file.

  • The proposed podroll tag is now being supported by Podfans, a new podcast player tool.

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