Social & Digital lunchbreak: big SEO change inbound and signs of a podcast rebound Paid Members Public
In today's quick dose of lunchtime reading, there's major Google news, a publisher abandoning their office and more.
Spotify is trying to become podcasting's gatekeeper. We musn't let them. Paid Members Public
While Spotify's acqusition of The Ringer is good news for the journalists involved, it's part of a worrying trend in podcasting
News podcasts: profitable and engaging — but have we got the format right? Paid Members Public
New research from the Reuters Institute suggests that publishers are waking up to the opportunity for greater audience engagement through podcasting - but are they taking the right approach?
China's paid podcast model Paid Members Public
The podcast industry in China is worth $7.3bn - and it's not from advertising.
The Guardian squandered its institutional knowledge of podcasts Paid Members Public
Over a decade ago, The Guardian was a genuine innovator, launching a daily news podcast. It's revisiting that idea in 2018 - seemingly unaware that they've done it before.
The EFF wins a major podcasting patent battle Paid Members Public
Electronic Frontier Foundation [https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-busts-podcasting-patent-invalidating-key-claims-patent-office] : > San Francisco – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invalidated key claims in the so-called “podcasting patent” today after a petition for review from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)—a decision that significantly curtails the ability of a patent
Press Gazette's double standards Paid Members Public
Noted in an otherwise positive story about Matt Hill crowdfunding a rebooted Media Talk podcast [http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/axed-guardian-media-talk-podcast-producer-takes-less-month-gather-year-long-funding] : > Asked by Press Gazette last month whether The Guardian’s decision to axe Media Talk was an indication that podcasts have had their day, Hill said: “Actually I think