If you want to get some info on portable computing, digital imaging and mobile broadband access our next live round table is a event this Saturday is one you will not want to miss. Join me and some of the crew from TechPodcasts.com as we discuss cool tools that will make your life more productive. [TechPodcasts.com]
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The land rush to continue to hack away vertical markets in podcasting continues. With some proclaiming their space to be the official this, or the official that. I suppose the creator of a site can call it whatever they want, as there is no Olympic committee deciding which company can use “official podcast site for (place subject here) in their site description.
The other day I saw someone announce a wiki that was the new official podcast wiki (where was the old one). It’s all fun to watch, and to be expected thats for sure. Personally the history is in my head so I don’t need a Wiki explaining it to me.
I think though this kind of activity is a sign that people are scared that they are going to miss the gravy train. But I think what it really indicates, is that some people are desperate to become a default landing page for some specific nitch within podcasting. Lot’s of people are focusing on helping podcasters very few are focusing on helping build awareness and making it easier for the general listener.
I have said for a long time we have to keep it simple for the consumers of the content, that is a tough balance when building a site thats only survives if the content is good. All of my future strategy is about making it easier for consumers of podcasts to be able to find and subscribe to the content they want without diminishing a podcasters brand and content. This community has to make it really simple for the listeners to consume content
One thing for sure Podcasting, Videocasting and the personal media evolution is going to continue to grow at a frenzied pace. I am going to continue to focus on the content and aligning with those that create content, and try to do innovative things. Will my turnip wagon bump against some other turnip wagon? Probably and guess what, it’s called competition and hopefully it will stay friendly.
Hey Jason got a question for you and it is in reference to this prediction:
12. No podcasting company will have any significant success in 2006, but a number of podcasters will be offered great jobs at Sirius and XM Radio.
How can you say no one will have significant success in 2006, when Podcast Connect has seen huge success this year. I don’t measure success in millions of dollars like you do, but I do measure success in several other ways.
Success is TechPodcasts.com and the reporting Affiliates are reaching 500,000 plus individual listeners each month, with podcasters putting some sponsorship money in their pockets for the past 6 months. Some of the podcasters are paying their house payments with their earnings. I think that is success don’t you!
Success is the launch of the very first Citizen Media Podcast News Outlet at PodcasterNews.com which in it’s first 30 days has built up to 50 content producers contributing weekly content, by creating short five minute podcasts on news, lifestyle and general interest stories. Don’t even get me started on the mechanics of the engine that runs podcasternews.com, we are now licensing that engine to various organizations nationwide that are rolling out podcasting solutions. Pretty good for a startup that is being built while we all have day jobs!
We have had a great 2005, and I expect 2006 to be that much better and then some. If XM or Sirius want to talk we will be happy to talk to them but guess what are making this evolution happen without them. For that I am making it my personal challenge to insure that prediction #12 is wrong! [Jason Calacanis]
TechPodcast.com Roundtable participants, We have finalized the agenda for the next live TechPodcasts.com RoundTable live event scheduled for this coming Saturday, Nov 19th at 1:30pm (Pacific) www.techpodcasts.com to signup for the event visit this page
In this Live RoundTable:
We will be covering all of highlights of the Portable Media and Podcast Expo that was held this previous weekend in Ontario California. A number of new companies have launched services could help commercialize your podcast. We will also be detailing some of the keynotes speeches and their conclusions.
Special Guest: Doug Kaye from ITConversations.com will discuss the Podcast Academy along with the details of the Conversation Network.
Many of you were not able to attend the event and we want to cover as much material as we can in an attempt to get you up to speed on what happened during the show so as to get you some of the same information we were exposed to.
For those of you that are not podcasters I feel the information we will be putting forth will be educational in itself and will give you insight into were this network and podcasting is headed.
We are enforcing a strict 60 minutes on the presentations for this event!.
I would like to invite all of you to a live event on Saturday October 15th at 1:30 Pacific were the TechPodcasts.com Rountable will be holding a live event were we will be covering the Best of Web Applications and Protecting your iTunes investment along with the associated DRM issues. [TechPodcasts.com]
I have been really busy getting ready for the Podcast Awards ceremony at Podcast Expo. Trophies are due to be finished next week, the grand prize awards have been ordered. The ceremony program is in final design phase, and will be going to the printer next week. We have banners due to be ordered at Kinkos this Saturday a couple of the guys from techpodcasts.com will be photographing the event.
We need someone to video tape the event, looking for a podcaster of video caster volunteer.
I am pretty excited about November as I have several major initiatives that are underway. The Podcaster News Network is set to launch, the gang is working hard at TechPodcasts.com to move to phase two of that site, and I have some things up my sleeve that I have been working on over at Podcast Connect.
The list does not stop there we are looking for a marketing manager and content manager to join the team at RawVoice.com. I plan on having a bag of swag when I show up at the Podcast Expo so if you come talk to me I will be sure to have something for ya to take home.
We are working very hard to make sure we have a live stream of the Podcast Awards Ceremony, should be a lot of fun for all! Their is nothing like boot strapping a business though lots of fun but exhausting to say the least.