To celebrate their 10th birthday, those crazy Norwegians are giving away free licences for their Opera browser. A licensed copy gives you advertising-free browsing, more…2 Comments
Month: August 2005
Matt Locke has taken some superb shots of us London-scene alpha-geeks. I’m particularly chuffed with the one of me: Thanks Matt!2 Comments
Following on from may last post, I strongly believe that the proportion of podcasters using managed services will be far greater than the proportion of…3 Comments
A couple of my friends are in the process of setting up podcast start-ups. In talking to them about their plans, it’s clear to me that there’s a definite set of paradigms between blogging and podcasting.
Moreover, careful analysis of the successes and failures of the early blogging phenomenon can yield valuable insight, I feel, into the way podcasting start-ups should align themselves in the market.
Some might argue that their chances of success have been reduced considerably because they’ve lost first-mover advantage – but you’ve only got to look at the wane of first-movers Technorati and Skype* recently to see that there’s opportunity for younger start-ups to get a piece of the action.
So comparisons between blogging opportunities and future podcasting opportunities… I’m not saying podcasting is exactly the same as blogging, but certainly the business models and opportunities look similar, and as such much can be learned from where the likes of Blogger, SixApart/Typepad, Technorati and the like went wrong and right.
For me, there are three core business opportunities that are common to both blogging and podcasting:
- Production and delivery
- Search and discovery
- End-user consumption
I’m sorry folks for the lack of updates this week. It’s been a funny few days, throughout which I haven’t felt my normal chirpy self.…3 Comments
…hot air balloon crash-land in the park behind the house you are staying in. But last night, it did! (Must be a Swedish thing!) We…3 Comments
I’m spending a few days in Sweden with Sofia at her family home in Göteborg in Sweden. Despite Sweden having one of the highest penetration…Comments closed
Those of you who read/subscribe to a lot of blogs will no doubt have seen a number of posts about the Feedster Top500. The Top500…2 Comments
I’ve noticed recently a new feature sporadically appearing on Google search results: As you can see, the BBC News website is returned here as an…One Comment
Just received in my inbox, the following bounce: Your message From: Ben Metcalfe To: [address] Subj: RE: [backstage] IPs for news feeds? Sent: 2005-08-17 15:28…Comments closed