Moving the podcast market

News that Apple’s new podcast subscription service is being delayed until June because Apple needs to tweak the Apple Podcasts app is a good reminder of how important the user experience is and ensuring it delivers on expectations. It’s also a great illustration of how a market moved. In the early homebrew days of podcasting, it was common for many podcasts to sound like they’d been recorded in the back of a garden shed on a rainy day, or the…

Steve Jobs: The man who changed the world

If you read Techmeme, the must-read place on the web if you’re interested in the technology industry, this morning’s home page is full of just one topic – the death last night of Steve Jobs. The Apple co-founder died from the pancreatic cancer he was diagnosed with in 2004. As you might imagine and as Techmeme clearly indicates, the world itself is alight with commentary and opinion about Steve Jobs. Google’s home page includes a single-line acknowledgment of his death,…

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