Archive for July, 2005

Relevant Advertising Is a Good Thing

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

…or at least Fred Wilson thinks so, and I (obviously) couldn’t agree more. People — whether they know it or not — have always wanted relevant ads, and that’s exactly what we started doing with BackBeat Media 5 years ago, albeit with a better model than behavioral targeting. We found that by targeting niche markets […]

MP3 Killed the Radio Star

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Well if this just doesn’t say it all. The band, “Cruisebox”, named after their word for the iPod, has a tune called, “On a Podcast”. Yeah, the lyrics are “explicit,” but so long as that doesn’t bother to you, it’s about the best summation of what podcasting is (and isn’t), all rolled up into an […]

Podcasting is better than TiVo’ing

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Yes, I’m supposed to be finishing a feature article for MacAddict right now, but I had this thought and simply had to share it. If your next issue is a day or two late in the mail, don’t blame them, blame me. 🙂 Many folks have compared Podcasting to TiVo, saying it’s “TiVo for Radio.” […]

Catching up from the Mac world

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Well, life’s been interesting lately. The podcast has been going amazingly well, to the point where it’s now something I feel like I *should* be doing to service the listeners. Thankfully, John and I are still enjoying the heck out of it, so we have no plans of stopping anytime soon! There was a Marketwatch […]

Pocasting Explosion

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

Wow… this is amazing. A month ago, John Braun and I released our first podcast. Now, 4 shows in (and we just recorded the 5th), we’re listed in the top 20 podcasts on iTunes, and have thousands and thousands of subscribers (yes, that’s well into the 5 digit range). E-mail is pouring in, and folks […]

If Spam Were Real It’d Be Illegal

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

I feel like I need a shower. I just finished going through my spam folder on Gmail. It got a little large because, well, I just moved and things have been busy. It’s been about 10 days since I cleaned through it, and had about 1200 messages to scan for “real” mail. This stuff, even […]