EFF Challenge Of Podcast Patent Approved By Patent Office
… The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has won a small (but significant) victory in its challenge to the so-called “podcast patent” claims of technology company Personal Audio. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has found that the EFF has provided sufficient prior art evidence in its case against the podcast patent. …

#podcasting   #legal   #patenttrolls   #patent


Testing out a service called Spot.IM.  It’s a chat service you can embed into your web service.  I put the test on the podcasting page. Just look for the IM chat balloon in the lower right corner of the page.

Service:  http://www.spot.im
Embed in action: http://blogoklahoma.com/podcast.aspx 
On Site:  http://www.spot.im/blogoklahomapodcast

Looks like another nice way to connect with your readers.

#chat   #widget   #im   #spotIM


Mevio Pulls the Plug!
… Mevio has shutdown and given the remaining podcasters on the service 10 days to move.  The Mevio.com site is already offline, and podcasters are scrambling to get new media hosting services setup, and their RSS feeds back under control. Podcasters on the service though have been holding their breath for a couple of years as the hand writing has been on the wall. …
Podcaster News

h/t: +Todd Cochrane for the news.   This comes as a big surprise.

See comments for any updates.  I don’t know if this shutdown also effects Music Alley.

#podcasting   #podcasts   #mevio