Posts from February 25, 2005

Next: A plague of flacks

Next: A plague of flacks

: The Swiftreport wonders whether the reason LA is getting socked with 40 days and 40 nights of rain could be that God is pissed that The Passion didn’t get an Oscar nomination…

Into orbit

Into orbit

: MediaWeek reports on a survey of Stern fans to find out how many are planning to make the switch. 22 percent said they are definitely getting Sirius; 41 percent were still deciding. If those numbers play out, the deal works well for Sirius and Stern. It was reported that Stern had to bring in 1 million subs to make the deal work. He has an audience reported at anywhere from 8 to 18 million; that’s 1.7 to 4 million subs just for the 22 percent who are decided; add in some proportion of those who still thinking; add in Nascar fans, now that Sirius got that deal… and I’m glad I bought Sirius stock (with absolutely no insider knowledge!). I’ll write a post soon on my reaction to having Sirius and my wish list for it. (Hat tip: Peter Weinberger)

: OOPS: I read an email on this and linked from there. Jimmy Robinson in the comments is my editor and catches me in a bad omission: The story goes further to say that a sizable hunk were not aware of the size of the fee (which is too much, I’d say) and that reduced the number considerably so, given the audience/fan numbers above, the net ends up either below or above 1 million. So they’ll still have a lot of selling to do. Thanks, Jimmy. But I’m still not selling the stock.

Podcast, Inc.

Podcast, Inc.

: Now I can take the gag out of my mouth: Blogger cocreator Ev Williams, one of the handful of people who made blogging happen, is now moving his attention to Podcasting with a new company to enable people to create and find and play audio. He showed it at TED and The Times wrote it up today. When Ev showed me the plan a bit ago, I was jumping up and down on the couch: We need this kind of work to make the inventions of the pioneers — Adam Curry, Dave Winer, et al — ready for mere mortals and prime time. I’m also glad they’re thinking advertising support from the start. And the possibilities are endless (think vlogs). Ev hitched up with Noah Glass, who started Audblogger, an idea whose time has now come. Here is Ev’s post on how it happened. Here is Odeo.

Blogcam

Blogcam

: I’m scheduled to do the blogcam thing from Buzzmachine World Headquarters again today on MSNBC: 9:45a ET on the Pope (again) and in the 5p hour for Connected on blogs stuff (whew).