How to Use Your Podcast to Create a Remarkable Circle of Peers

It’s no secret that podcasting has surged in popularity in recent years. If you run a business, you’ve probably been advised to start a podcast (maybe you already have!). There are still skeptics, but podcasting has established itself as a mainstream medium, and there’s no reason why it won’t be here in the long term. […]

5 Things I Love About Podcasting

5 Things I Love About Podcasting

My post about podcasting earlier this week attracted a lot of insightful comments. There were also a few insulting comments, but overall the feedback showcased what makes podcasts worth consuming: passionate voices. Not coincidentally, passion is also what makes blogs a vital part of the media world. So the point of my article wasn’t to disparage…

Radio Killed The Podcasting Star

Radio Killed The Podcasting Star

Podcasters are to radio what bloggers are to newspapers: independent voices taking attention away from mainstream media. At least that was the theory, when professional podcasts and blogs were getting started in the 2000s. But unlike blogs, podcasts by indie voices have not gone on to seriously challenge the mainstream media incumbents. Where is…

Comedy Podcasts Revitalize the Platform

Comedy Podcasts Revitalize the Platform

Social media’s like punk rock, it knocks down walls for all, and that’s good. But it frees up as much, or more, rubbish as it does material of quality. Nevertheless, some people, usually those with a love-hate relationship with radio, were very enthusiastic lo these many years ago, about the platform that podcasting provided. That enthusiasm has…

Recognizr: Facial Recognition Coming to Android Phones

Recognizr: Facial Recognition Coming to Android Phones

Swedish software and design company The Astonishing Tribe, also known as TAT, has been developing a rather astonishing augmented reality application for mobile phones. Originally built as a software concept, the Android app called “Recongnizr” is a mobile prototype that allows you to use your phone in order to “see” who a person is and what web…

Friday Podcast Parade! Location-Based Technologies

Friday Podcast Parade! Location-Based Technologies

Welcome to the weekend, friends – and what a week it’s been. Facebook announced a huge open-source code dump; Social Media Week kicked off in six cities around the world; and the tech world was constantly humming with news and opinions about the iPad.

Frankly, we’re exhausted.

One topic that’s been top-of-mind at RWW, though, week in and week…

Friday Podcast Parade! The Wonderful World of Augmented Reality

Friday Podcast Parade! The Wonderful World of Augmented Reality

Once again, the weekend is upon us – time to unplug, unwind and relax!

But lest your brains turn to jelly during your time offline and away from work, load up your iPod with our weekly selection of podcasts sure to entertain and inform. The topic of this week’s parade is augmented reality (AR), the technology used to add a layer of data and…

Friday Podcast Parade! Google & China, Told By Folks Who Know

Friday Podcast Parade! Google & China, Told By Folks Who Know

Welcome to the weekend, readers!

Your primary focus at this very moment might be your Friday night drink-ups, but we’ve got a new feature to help you maintain your mental clarity and conversational arsenal throughout the weekend – all while keeping you at a safe distance from your computer and allowing you to roam freely through the real…

How to Find Great Podcasts: Video Tour of HuffDuffer

How to Find Great Podcasts: Video Tour of HuffDuffer

Is your podcast listening experience less than fabulous? If it is, you should check out HuffDuffer, a social discovery and organization service for podcast files.

The service was expertly built by UK designer Jeremy Keith and you’ll know you’re in for a remarkable experience when you go through the sign-up process. HuffDuffer will make you…

Google Labs Launches Listen Podcast App

Google Labs Launches Listen Podcast App

Google Labs just launched Listen – an “audio magazine” that allows Android users to subscribe to programs and search terms to queue up their podcasts for easy listening. While Listen only offers English audio podcasts for now, the company plans on expanding to index video and content in other languages in the coming months. The product allows you…

RWW Live: Online Travel

RWW Live: Online Travel

The latest episode of RWW Live, today at 3.30pm PST, will be focused on online travel applications. We have executives from 4 great travel startups on the call: TripIt, Yapta, Dopplr and PlanetEye. In the show we’ll be discussing how the Web is changing the way people travel for work and fun. It promises to be a fascinating discussion, so we hope…

TV.com Comes to the iPhone

TV.com Comes to the iPhone

Thanks to the new TV.com application from CBS, you can now stream clips and full episodes of popular TV shows like ‘CSI:Miami’ or the original ‘Star Trek’ right to your iPhone or iPod Touch. You can even watch full episodes of Beverly Hills 90210, if you are so inclined. Besides shows from CBS, the app (iTunes link) also features shows from CNet…

RWW Live: Recommendation Engines

RWW Live: Recommendation Engines

ReadWriteWeb has been running a special series on recommendation engines and this episode of RWW Live is part of that. The show features 3 exciting and very knowledgeable guests: Jesús Pindado, Strands Vice President, Business Solutions; Yosi Glick, Jinni CEO & Co-Founder; and David Selinger, richrelevance CEO & Co-Founder, who…

RssPlayer: A Better Podcast Client for Your iPhone

RssPlayer: A Better Podcast Client for Your iPhone

Managing your podcast subscriptions on the iPhone and iPod touch while on the go and without having access to your computer is not exactly an enjoyable experience. Last year, Apple rejected Alex Sokirynsky’s Podcaster from the App Store because it duplicated “the functionality of the Podcast section of iTunes.” Now, however, Podcaster has…

Startup Tips: Surviving & Thriving in a Down Economy

Startup Tips: Surviving & Thriving in a Down Economy

This week’s RWW Live podcast show was on the topic of how startups can navigate through the choppy waters of the current economy. We’ve already posted today on a two year old life-story repository startup called Dandelife, which is struggling – although we were able to draw some lessons from that. But it’s also good to look at the startups that…