Also: on that creepy human listening revelation.
I did this segment before I took my brief sabbatical last fall, and I thought it came out great, so I’m doing it again. Here, I’d like to quickly highlight the three companies that struck me as the most interesting over the past twelve months. They aren’t necessarily the most successful or the biggest, but […]
Last week, Amazon rolled out a series of Alexa updates that lets users access US election information through the smart speaker platform. Bill Barton, the VP of Information on the Alexa team, noted in a corporate blog post that the move was a response to consumer behavior. “Customers asked Alexa millions of questions during the […]
(1) This story starts from elsewhere: Digiday had an interesting piece last week on Bloomberg’s podcast and text-to-audio products. Two things to note: “The company said that audience downloads for its some 25 podcast have increased 35 percent year over year, but was unwilling to give exact numbers” and its text-to-audio offerings are now apparently […]
Turns out West Cork, created by Eric Nuzum’s now laid off podcast-style production team, was the most consumed product on the platform.
Slate’s Will Oremus examines the thread, which touches on retailers, experience, and of course, China.
Original programming proceeds on different fronts.
Futuro Media Group, the organization behind podcasts like Latino USA and In The Thick, is something called the Community Podcast Lab, a hands-on 15-week program that trains participants of color who have no formal public media experience in podcast production. The pilot program, which focuses on Boston, is now accepting applications. (Website) This might be […]
This week, I’m trying something a little different. I’m working to think through and unpack a number of things, including last week’s developments at Audible and Tom Webster’s Growth Manifesto for Podcasting, that I believe speak to each other in interesting ways. The end product is a really long piece — almost 3000 words — […]