New podcast distribution network starts up

Melodeo starts up tomorrow and with a bang. Former U.S. Senator John Edwards is one of the first users.

What’s different about it? They have nice support for mobile phones. I played tonight with it on a Nokia phone and the service helped me find several podcasts and listen to them.

It’ll be interesting to see which distribution network ends up being important. This one is certainly one to watch.

Comments

  1. Hey Robert! Have you noticed that Scott Adams is reading your blog? How else would you explain today’s Dilbert cartoon?

    I can just see that one posted on your office (cubicle?) door, with your face pasted in…

  2. Hey Robert! Have you noticed that Scott Adams is reading your blog? How else would you explain today’s Dilbert cartoon?

    I can just see that one posted on your office (cubicle?) door, with your face pasted in…

  3. Sounds VERY intresting! I wonder if it will be limited to certain phones, or if they’ve found a way to convert to voicemail or something.. will be checking this out. Everyone I know has a cell phone, not many have an ipod.

  4. Sounds VERY intresting! I wonder if it will be limited to certain phones, or if they’ve found a way to convert to voicemail or something.. will be checking this out. Everyone I know has a cell phone, not many have an ipod.

  5. Have they partnered with any phone network yet? As in pushing the file like text messages? Probably that would be too costly and doesn’t make good enough business case…

  6. Have they partnered with any phone network yet? As in pushing the file like text messages? Probably that would be too costly and doesn’t make good enough business case…

  7. “What’s different about it? They have nice support for mobile phones. I played tonight with it on a Nokia phone and the service helped me find several podcasts and listen to them.”
    Great. How technology is changing our life with the speed of wind. We are really lucky to be born in this time.

  8. “What’s different about it? They have nice support for mobile phones. I played tonight with it on a Nokia phone and the service helped me find several podcasts and listen to them.”
    Great. How technology is changing our life with the speed of wind. We are really lucky to be born in this time.

  9. Razib — Most probably people 20 years ago also thought they were lucky to be born during that time. And people 15 to 20 years from now would also think they were lucky to be born then. :)

  10. Razib — Most probably people 20 years ago also thought they were lucky to be born during that time. And people 15 to 20 years from now would also think they were lucky to be born then. :)

  11. Milo,
    I agree with you but I feel something is special with our time. I am from a poor third world country. However, I am visiting in this blog daily and writing comment in real time. That is the thing that fascinates me of this timme.

  12. Milo,
    I agree with you but I feel something is special with our time. I am from a poor third world country. However, I am visiting in this blog daily and writing comment in real time. That is the thing that fascinates me of this timme.

  13. Robert, I was going to email you, but the address in your sidebar is still Microsoft and I didn’t know if you’d get it. Just wanted to say – great work at Microsoft. It’s like the end of an era. I just moved your feed from the ‘Microsoft’ folder to the ‘Technology’ folder in my reader. I look forward to what’s next.

    As for this particular post – I always say, the more we see applications and services move across platforms (PC, mobile devices, embedded devices, etc.), the closer we’ll get to ubiquitous computing – and the less impact functionally specific devices (like, say, the iPod) will have. As a matter of fact, MobilCast illustrates that the iPod is not truly a mobile device because it still needs a home base.

  14. Robert, I was going to email you, but the address in your sidebar is still Microsoft and I didn’t know if you’d get it. Just wanted to say – great work at Microsoft. It’s like the end of an era. I just moved your feed from the ‘Microsoft’ folder to the ‘Technology’ folder in my reader. I look forward to what’s next.

    As for this particular post – I always say, the more we see applications and services move across platforms (PC, mobile devices, embedded devices, etc.), the closer we’ll get to ubiquitous computing – and the less impact functionally specific devices (like, say, the iPod) will have. As a matter of fact, MobilCast illustrates that the iPod is not truly a mobile device because it still needs a home base.

  15. Dear Mr. Robert Scoble,

    I watch channel 9 alot and for the most part like the subject matter and guests – HOWEVER – I don’t like how you talk so loud, laugh so loud, ask amazingly moronic questions and constantly interrupt your guests.

    I will send this to you via email to make sure you get it.

    I’m not trying to put you down. I want you to improve your show.

    Let the guests say what they have to say. Don’t ask huge questions that lead nowhere. Take some cues from that other guy who does the Going Deep show.

    I hate having to watch a half hour of your nonsense before you actually allow your guest to speak. Let them say what they have to say, stop laughing at your own jokes and laughing at the statements of your guests as if they were jokes when they quite obviously are not.

  16. Dear Mr. Robert Scoble,

    I watch channel 9 alot and for the most part like the subject matter and guests – HOWEVER – I don’t like how you talk so loud, laugh so loud, ask amazingly moronic questions and constantly interrupt your guests.

    I will send this to you via email to make sure you get it.

    I’m not trying to put you down. I want you to improve your show.

    Let the guests say what they have to say. Don’t ask huge questions that lead nowhere. Take some cues from that other guy who does the Going Deep show.

    I hate having to watch a half hour of your nonsense before you actually allow your guest to speak. Let them say what they have to say, stop laughing at your own jokes and laughing at the statements of your guests as if they were jokes when they quite obviously are not.

  17. Remember mobile jones, it’s only in beta and an article I read said they are expanding to major US wireless providers so I expect the phones will, too.

  18. Remember mobile jones, it’s only in beta and an article I read said they are expanding to major US wireless providers so I expect the phones will, too.