podcast

  • Personal Audio loses its appeal for podcasting patent

    Personal Audio loses its appeal for podcasting patent

    A year after taking up the case, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in its challenge against podcasting patent troll, Personal Audio. The decision is a massive relief for the vibrant and ever-growing medium, which has been operated under the threat of lawsuit for a number of years.  It’s also part of the… Read More

  • Podcast network Gimlet Media scores $15 million in funding

    Podcast network Gimlet Media scores $15 million in funding

    Gimlet Media, the Brooklyn-based podcasting network behind shows like StartUp and Reply All, announced today that it has closed a $15 million round led by Stripes Group. The series B includes existing investors Cross Culture Ventures and Betaworks, along with newcomer, Emerson Collective.  Recode, which reported the story overnight, notes that the funding runs counter to the common wisdom… Read More

  • Future of Sex podcast creator Bryony Cole talks the future of funbots and New York’s first sextech hackathon

    Future of Sex podcast creator Bryony Cole talks the future of funbots and New York’s first sextech hackathon

    In what turned out to be a surprising SFW podcast Future of Sex podcast creator Bryony Cole joined us to talk about the future of sex, teledilonics and sex robots. Not content to let the media and the world stay squeamish about the topic of sex robots Cole expects many of us to have had sex with a robot by 2047 and believes many of our children will first experience sex with a robot before… Read More

  • Can podcasting save the world?

    Can podcasting save the world?

    As writers resort to attention-getting headlines to maintain readership it’s clear that the educated, mobile, and bored reader is now turning into a listener. While written news continues to flood us from every conceivable angle there is one small, quiet voice still speaking to us from our earbuds: the podcaster speaking truth to power, bullshitting about movies, or spinning long… Read More

  • Apple drops the iTunes name from its Podcasts app

    Apple drops the iTunes name from its Podcasts app

    Apple has officially dropped the iTunes branding from its Podcasts app. It’s small change, and one that arrived with little fanfare from the company, outside of a few tweets from the department’s marketing head. But it certainly streamlines the offering a bit, keeping it in line with Apple Music and separating it out (in name at least) from the more legacy iTunes line. As 9 to 5… Read More

  • Equity podcast: The return of IPOs and Tesla’s billion-dollar bet

    Equity podcast: The return of IPOs and Tesla’s billion-dollar bet

    One down, many more to go! The first episode of TechCrunch’s latest podcast, Equity, our venture capital-focused podcast is out. This week, TechCrunch’s Matthew Lynley, CrunchBase editor-in-chief Alex Wilhelm and I sat down with investor and SaaStr founder Jason Lemkin to talk about Tesla’s $1 billion raise, the return of IPOs and recent acquisitions in the technology… Read More

  • Google Play unveils its first original podcast series, ‘City Soundtracks’

    Google Play unveils its first original podcast series, ‘City Soundtracks’

    Google Play is adding its first original podcast series, called “City Soundtracks,” to its music service, Google announced this morning. The series will feature interviews with various musicians about how their hometowns influenced their work, including the people and the moments that had an impact. The podcasts will be hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway – a name that may already… Read More

  • You can listen to Crunch Report and Bullish on iTunes

    You can listen to Crunch Report and Bullish on iTunes

    Now you can listen to your favorite TechCrunch shows in the car, on a run or wherever you desire! TechCrunch’s Crunch Report and Bullish are officially available in the iTunes store in audio-only versions. You can download past audio-only episodes or subscribe to new audio-only episodes of Crunch Report here. Audio-only episodes of Bullish are available here. If audio-only isn’t… Read More

  • Zencaster makes it easier to record high-quality podcast audio

    Zencaster makes it easier to record high-quality podcast audio

    With podcasting growing rapidly as a medium, a new generation of audio-recording tools are appearing. Zencastr is a great example. The company’s new product, launched today, is designed to make it easier to record high-quality audio for interviewees based anywhere in the world. Read More

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