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Aired 6 months ago 59:13
Alexa Product Launch Event with Graham (USA Today), Jurran (CT) and Dastin (Reuters) - Voicebot Podcast Ep 62
Amazon held their now annual Alexa hardware event this past week in Seattle. Voicebot was onsite for demonstrations of 12 new Alexa products and 70 other announcements. Voicebot Podcast interviewed Jefferson Graham (USA Today), Nico Jurran (C'T Magazin in Germany), and Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) to capture both the consumer (U.S. and Germany) and business perspectives (Reuters). If you want to hear from four people that were onsite, saw the demonstrations, and tried the devices first-hand, don't miss this episode.
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Aired 4 months ago 1:59
Reuters Institute publish smart speaker report
Visit https://podnews.net/update/reuters-institute-smart-speakers for all the links, and to subscribe. The reuters Institute have published a smart speaker report focusing on news consumption - and many listeners want shorter news bulletins, the study suggests. It also discovers that podcasts aren't used by many owners. (Want just two minutes of podcasting news?) NPR has announced their Student Podcast Challenge. Students and teachers participating in NPR's Student Podcast Challenge can take a topic, a lesson, or a unit they're learning about, and turn it into a podcast between three and 12 minutes long. Winning podcasts will be featured on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The Australian Podcast Awards have announced a partnership with Stitcher, who are sponsoring the Investigative Journalism & True Crime podcast category. Earlybird entries are now open, and podcast producers have until 14 February 2019 to enter their podcasts. Airborne, a new podcast and branded audio agency, launches in the Netherlands. A part of creative digital agency Born05, the team produced the award-winning podcast The Journey for KLM, which has achieved over 350,000 plays in five months on the inflight entertainment system of the aircraft. DiscoverPods have announced their podcast awards finalists. NPR interviewer Terry Gross was interviewed in the New York Times and offers a number of tips on how to have better conversations. NHPR - New Hampshire Public Radio - is making a bet that on-demand is the future of radio, according to the Concord Monitor, but the station says there are question-marks about funding. More than 10% of the station's staff are now focusing on podcasting. TechCrunch publishes an excellent reading list for podcasting. The ABC's Kellie Riordan posts six takeaways about podcasting in 2018 in her weekly newsletter. What's behind Spotify and Pandora's push to podcasts? Profits, says Marketwatch. Data and statistics ESPN Podcasts report that their downloads, and unique listeners, are up by 31% year-on-year. RAIN does some interesting maths on the latest Podtrac stats, showing data per show. An interesting way to look at the data. We've updated our how to understand podcast stats page. One of the things we've added is a glimpse at the demographic information that Spotify provides podcasters. Technology Røde has announced their RØDEcaster Pro Podcast Production Studio, a new mixer with some ideal features for podcasters. Features include Bluetooth (for flawless telephone calls using your mobile); hotkeys; and enough inputs and headphone outputs for four people. This EFTM preview article makes it look quite desirable. Speechkit is a service using text-to-speech technology to allow news articles to be turned to speech (or even a podcast) as soon as they're published. Krisp may have applications for podcasting: it's a 'virtual microphone' that blocks background noise from your phone calls, so nobody else need know you're calling from the coffee shop/kindergarten/local bar. PodcastRE is a database archiving podcast culture; and is the subject of this article in historians.org. Podcasts The Otago Daily Times reports on the Wild Dunedin Podcast, which has won an award as "a perfect example of New Zealand podcast storytelling". Andrew Buckwalter has a (very) mobile podcast studio - in a vintage camper van. Nashville Untold is recorded in a modified 1961 Scottsman camper known as The Rambler. Here's what he learnt when building it. How do we fix it? is a podcast in search of positive solutions. Richard Davies, one of the hosts, posted optimistically on LinkedIn that: "The flowering of podcasts is a joy to behold. In the language of gardening, we are hardy perennials, here to stay." Opinion No, people aren't skipping your podcast ads, says Kristofor Lawson. It was suggested [last week] that podcast advertising doesn’t work because a large majority of the listeners are skipping over the ads. But the truth is — that’s categorically false How do you make a better podcast? David Hooper reckons it's got something to do with fewer words: Something I notice a lot of podcasters do is confuse “bulk” with value. In other words, they think a long episode provides more value to a listener than a short episode. BuzzSprout think they can help you choose a name for your podcast. Choosing the right name for your podcast can be intimidating. You want it to perfectly describe what your podcast is about but in a way that is fun and will catch people’s attention. Daily updates in your ears: find Podnews in your Amazon Alexa's news briefing section (Alexa app > menu > settings > flash briefing), or in Google's news services (Google Home app > profile > settings > services > news). Or, in your podcast app.Support us
Aired 5 months ago 60:25
African IP diaries with UCT's Prof Caroline Ncube and Thomson Reuters' Saidah Nash Carter
This podcast is the first instalment of a three-part miniseries (http://bit.ly/atrudigitalassets) produced by African Tech Roundup (https://africantechroundup.com) to spark a broader debate about the nature and value of African digital assets within the context of the world’s emerging digital economy. Joining Andile Masuku for this conversation are two distinguished Cape Town-based innovators. First, the Zimbabwean-born Professor of Intellectual Property at the University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Law and co-editor of the South African Intellectual Property Law Journal, Caroline Ncube. Caroline has authored a book called Intellectual Property Policy, Law and Administration in Africa: Exploring continental and sub-regional co-operation and co-edited another called Indigenous Knowledge and Intellectual Property. She is also a fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society, a Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund scholar, an associate member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa and a co-leader of the Open African Innovation Research Partnership. Also featured in this episode is Saidah Nash Carter, the African-American intrapraneur who serves as Head of Innovation at Thomson Reuters Africa. While at Reuters NewMedia, early on in her career, Saidah helped to build and launch some of the first online news services for early internet sensations like Yahoo! and AOL. Today, however, she heads up one of the seven innovation labs Thomson now runs globally (now branded Refinitiv Labs)— the only one so far based in an emerging market. Some notable successes in her current role include overseeing Thomson Reuters’ Africa Startup Challenge and getting her team’s agrotech financial inclusion initiative, dubbed Bankable Farmer, off the ground. Listen in to gain a better appreciation of the historical approaches to dealing with intellectual property, in particular, as Africa undertakes to construct legal frameworks and set standards for the use of digital assets— that is, to figure out how to go about administering their creation, registering their ownership, determining their value, and regulating their exchange. Editorial Disclaimer: Raise (https://getraise.io) is the presenting sponsor of this podcast, which is part of an African Tech Roundup miniseries focused on digital assets. Raise is a founding member of the African Digital Asset Framework aka ADAF (https://adaf.io). African Tech Roundup retains full editorial control over all published content. Opinions expressed by the host, Andile Masuku, and his guests, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the presenting sponsor, Raise.
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