Canadian journalist Jesse Brown decided he needed to get paid for his podcast or give it up, so he asked his listeners for help by setting up a crowdfunding campaign through Patreon, a platform like Kickstarter that is designed to support long-term projects
Apple (s AAPL) is buying the iOS podcast app Swell for $30 million, according to a Recode report. The transaction, which hasn’t been confirmed by either Apple or the Swell team, looks like a talent acquisition, as the app is reportedly being shut down later this week. Swell is one of a number of apps that puts a new spin on podcasts by streaming shows directly to mobile phones and using content recommendations for better discovery.
Player FM is the latest Android app that is adding in-app indexing, allowing Google to show app content within its search results.
It’s a sad fact that patent trolling is pretty much everywhere these days, with businesses large and small — and even Martha Stewart — among the victims. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation is trying to take down one troll, Personal Audio, by filing to invalidate the company’s patent — in which it claims to have invented podcasting. The EFF has raised more than $75,000 to challenge Personal Audio, which has spent the year harassing popular podcasters and slammed three television networks with lawsuits. Now, it’s up to the EFF to hurdle through the red tape.
Player.fm’s Android app doesn’t just offer you a way to follow your favorite podcasts – it also lets you subscribe to topics you’re interested in, and lets you access those subscriptions from its website as well.
Many still view TWiT as a podcast network, but Leo Laporte and his CEO Lisa Kentzell have big ambitions for live video streaming. The duo gave us a tour of their new studio and talked about the virtues of bootstrapping and their plans for TWiT.
Today we’ve got a full-length TechUniversity freebie for you! Embedded below is a 19 minute screencast on publishing a podcast with GarageBand and some other tools. We’ll walk you through how to export your podcast and get it published!
Today we’ve got a full-length TechUniversity freebie for you! Embedded below is a 17 minute screencast on recording a podcast with GarageBand. We’ll walk you through what equipment you need and how to record and export your podcast with GarageBand.
Stitcher, a service that lets talk radio listeners move programs to their mobile devices, has completed a $6 million second round funding.…
Live webcasting service BlogTalkRadio has raised a $1.9 million second round funding, Techcrunch reported. The company plans to use the proc…