Jef Raskin has passed away, at only 61.
Real Networks is having a hard time exciting Wall Street. When RealNetworks founder and chief executive, Rob Glaser, pitched his stock yesterday at the Goldman Sachs Technology Symposium, the room was half empty and only a handful of investors stayed around to ask questions. Digital media is hot, but RealNetworks apparently is not, at least… Continue reading
Power of the iPod Dept. It ain’t just for music.…
Rafat Ali gives an update on the ever-evolving portable media players market: The considerable and constant morphing of portable media players and mobile phones into swiss-army-knife devices is taking its toll on PDAs. Sony already had pulled back on the elegant but high-priced Clie in its overseas markets but now is halting development in Japan.… Continue reading
Welcome to podcasting, the medium that promises a future where anyone can make radio, instead of just listen to it. The biggest podcast audiences now number in the mere tens of thousands. Yet real radio, the kind with bona fide mass audiences, is starting to use the technology to make its shows available for download.… Continue reading