About Todd Cochrane

Podcast Launched Early October 2004 (One of the 1st 50 Podcasts)
2018 – 1300 Plus Episodes
Has the distinction of having GoDaddy as a sponsor since June 2005

He wrote the book on podcasting. Well, at least the first: “Podcasting: The Do-It-Yourself Guide.” He is the founder of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards and the Tech Podcast Network. He is also credited with bringing the first advertisers into podcasting, GoDaddy. But in a career that has earned him a place in the Inaugural class in the Podcast Hall of Fame, perhaps Cochrane’s biggest influence on podcasting is RawVoice and its related company, Blubrry. Blubrry offers  75,000+ active podcasters: media hosting, advertising opportunities, content creation tools, and more. It has been said that influence in the podcast world belongs to he who holds the key to delivering relevant measurement statistics, so that advertisers bursting to buy can properly understand what, in fact, they are buying. Enter Team Blubrry, a core site for content sharing, discovery, publishing, hosting, and, above all, measurement, data analytics, and monetization. Blubrry is also home to PowerPress, the WordPress podcasting application that powers the majority of podcaster sites running WordPress. At this point, Blubrry is the leader in insights into podcast metrics/audiences: who is linking to you, listener-base demographics, clients, platforms, listen data, and geographical data with worldwide mapping. Blubrry also manages and operates properties CastFeedValidator.com, PodcastMirror.com, SubscribeOnAndorid.com, SubscribeByEmail.com

His team has led the fight for podcast measurement standards and was involved in the very first measurement standard guidelines in 2008 and most recently his team has been heavily involved with the IAB Podcast Measurement Guidelines. His company is currently one of the first going through IAB certification.

Geek News Central & Geek News Central Podcast

Geek News Central is a subsidiary of  Podcast Connect Inc., launched in May 2002 with the goal of creating a high-quality tech and informational site for people of all ages and backgrounds.  Site content is supplemented by freelance authors and guest contributing editors. For special events like CES, NAB, Ford Live Drives etc, we employ researchers to help with scheduling interviews and coverage content.

The staff and contributing editors of Geek News Central travel to various trade show events each year. From 2006 to 2018 our coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show and the 6000 plus interviews and product highlights have received over 800 Million views by consumers worldwide with select companies highlighting the content on their own corporate websites.

The site is also the home of the Geek News Central Podcast in which the host Todd Cochrane produces a twice-weekly podcast and numerous online articles about the consumer market which launched in October of 2004 with over 1300 episodes.

Geek News Central Staff

  • Todd Cochrane @geeknews Editor / Podcaster
  • Kirk Corless – Executive Producer (Geek News Central)
  • Don Baine – Executive Producer (The Gadget Professor)
  • Jack Ellis – Executive Producer / Research Staff
  • Cherie Cochrane – Associate Producer (Geek News Central)
  • Mike Baine – Associate Producer (The Gadget Professor)
  • Shawn Thorpe – Contributing Editor
  • Jen Thorpe – Contributing Editor
  • Tom Wiles – Contributing Editor
  • Michael Dell – Contributing Editor
  • Alan Buckingham – Contributing Editor
  • Andrew Palmer – Contributing Editor

The goal continues to be posting quality technical consumer reviews and keeping people informed of happenings within the new media and technology space. As you can see from our content we want you to be exposed to new ideas and technologies by publicizing new and innovative software or pieces of information that affect your daily connected lives.

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