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

Author Ryan Holiday talks about the value of stoicism in a high-tech world

Ryan Holiday made his bones as a PR guy and then revolted against the industry in his tell-all book Trust Me, I’m Lying and then, after much soul-searching, came to embrace the ancient philosoph

Tobias Stone talks about identity, cryptography, and the future of citizenship

In this episode of Technotopia I walk to Tobias Stone, a writer, entrepreneur, and academic. Tobias has been writing on Trump and Brexit and worked with Identity.ee, a workgroup focused on cryptograph

CoSMo CEO Michel Morvan talks about augmented intelligence

Michel Morvan is the CEO of The CoSMo Company, a big data service provider and insight generator. He knows how to use AI to help C-level execs make decisions and he thinks the current crop of AI is ju

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 mus

Spotify expands its push into original content with new podcasts

Spotify is expanding its podcast selection today, with the announcement that it’s adding three new original podcast series on its service, with plans for more originals to arrive later this year

60dB brings personalized, short-form audio stories to iPhone and soon, Echo

A new mobile application called 60dB, launching today, wants to offer a better, more personalized radio service focused on short-form audio content. The app includes news, sports, business, entertain

Apple’s iTunes soon to serve up “Spoken Editions” of publishers’ content

If you prefer listening to the news over reading the news, you’ll soon have a new way to do so, via iTunes . In the near future, you’ll be able to browse through a variety of podcasts foc

Walter Duncan of Quick Key has some fascinating fixes for our edtech problems

Guys like Walter Duncan know what they’re talking about when it comes to edtech. Before becoming co-founder of Quick Key, Duncan spent years teaching in schools public and private and knows what

Rightspeed helps you devour audio books at a terrifying pace

Podcasts and audio books are enjoying tremendous popularity at the moment, and the fresh-off-the-app-presses app Rightspeed is a $2.99 iOS app that's here to help you speed-listen your way through you

Google Play’s Podcast Platform Launch Appears Imminent

Google announced its plans to support podcasts in Google Play last October, and now it appears that the feature is ready to launch. A handful of users are reporting they’re seeing the new Pod

Hidden In Spotify’s App Code Alongside Uber, Plans To Launch Podcasts And Something ‘Magic’

Spotify’s upcoming integration with Uber — getting announced formally today — is not the only development the music streaming service has planned to grow its business. The company h

Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platform

Deezer, the Paris-based music streaming service that competes against the likes of Spotify and Rdio, is switching up its game in the battle for more differentiation, more users and a higher profile in

Gillmor Gang: Back to Mono

The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — go forward into the past with the Firesign Theatre's David Ossman. The occasion: Doc Searls' exploration of the state of radio on ou

Why Marco Arment Built A Podcast App

Developer Marco Arment isn’t exactly a household name, but that could depend on your household. As a frequent podcaster and writer, he’s taken on a somewhat polarizing role as a commentator on the

Apple’s Podcasts App For iOS Gets Siri And CarPlay Support

An update to Apple’s native Podcasts application for iPhone and iPad brings Siri integration to the app, as well as support for its new CarPlay mode for in-vehicle entertainment systems. You can

MLB Fan Podcasts Removed From iTunes To Return Shortly

Over the last couple of days there’s been a furor in the podcasting community related to the removal of some MLB fan-produced shows being unceremoniously removed. The long and short of it is that th

TechCrunch TV Relaunches On iTunes With Video And Audio-Only Podcasts

Pro tip: You can now watch, listen, and subscribe to our TechCrunch TV videos on iTunes. In addition to the video versions, each segment has an audio-only podcast, perfect while driving or working ou

Apple Updates Podcasts App, Adds Custom Stations With iCloud Sync And Fixes Playback Resume Bug

Apple has just issued Podcasts version 1.2, which brings a long list of improvements to the iOS app. Among the changes are a new feature that lets users generate their own custom playlists with any po

Apple Quietly Releases Their Standalone Podcasts App Ahead Of iOS 6

It wasn’t long after the iOS 6 developer beta first started hitting devices that people started noticing <a target="_blank" href="http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/06/apparently-apples-breaking-up-par
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