Kristen Kidd

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Instagram star Omar Raja was feeling burnt out ... until Kobe Bryant gave him a pep talk

Raja, the creator of the 10-million-follower Instagram account House of Highlights, hasn’t taken a day off in four years.<p>When Omar Raja created the sports-focused Instagram account House of Highlights, he optimistically hoped for 100,000 followers.<p>“Now we’re almost at 10 million, which is just …

The podcast business is still teeny tiny. Which is great news for podcasts.

A whopping $314 million last year. Let’s hope it stays small for a while.<p>Do you like podcasts? Me too. It’s sort of nuts to imagine a time before podcasts, right? Podcasts are the future. Podcasts podcasts podcasts.<p>You know who’s not sold on podcasts? At all?<p>Advertisers. They’re spending close to …

Podcasting

Poncho weather service picks up $2.4 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners

Poncho, the betaworks-backed weather service, has raised $2.4 million in seed funding led by Lightspeed Ventures.<p>Poncho launched out of betaworks the same year as Giphy and Dots, and uses SMS and email to bring the news to you in an entertaining way.<p>The premise is simple. Instead of having users …

UPS is developing virtual reality tech to train its drivers

UPS drivers preparing to get behind the wheel will soon be using virtual reality to do so.<p>The company’s new VR training program will be rolling out next month at nine of the company’s training facilities, simulating some of the uncertainties and challenges of delivering packages on city streets. …

Ford Offering VR Driving Experience At Gamescom [Updated]

An increasing number of car manufacturers are turning to virtual reality (VR) to help with car sales. Reports have shown that customers are keen to …

Virtual Reality

Augmented reality’s future isn’t glasses. It’s the car

In the next seven years, true augmented reality will likely not become mainstream anywhere, except the automotive industry — and here are the reasons why. By “true” augmented reality” we mean AR that shows virtual objects to be actually integrated with the real environment and visible on various …

Amazon’s social media ‘Influencers’ program opens up to YouTube stars

Amazon’s Influencer Program, a service that allows social media personalities to earn commissions on the Amazon products they promote, is now accepting sign-ups from YouTube influencers who want to participate. Last Thursday, Amazon quietly enabled a self-service tool for YouTube stars that lets …

Lenovo MR Headset Can Run On Integrated Graphics

One of the barriers to high-end virtual reality (VR) at the moment is cost. For those who wish to experience VR using a device such as a HTC Vive or …

Virtual Reality

Podcast: Does Using Emojis on Instagram Lead to More Engagement?

Full Episode Details:<p>Emojis on Instagram: An In-Depth Study<p>Yes we did a study on using emojis on Instagram and how they impact engagement!<p>It seemed …

Social Media

How to Manage Social Media Without it Taking Up All Your Time

Ok, we all know that social media marketing is, like, totally awesome. It can boost your business' exposure, traffic, yada, yada, yada. Some even say …

Social Media

How to Become a Good Storyteller

Not many of us aspire to be Moth-winning level storytellers, but being known for spinning a good yarn has its social uses.<p>Luckily for the rest of us, …

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Podcast Spotlight: More to Life with Faith and Lois | Discover the Best Podcasts

Podcasts do many things for different people. Some want to laugh, some want to learn something new, some want a recap of current events, and some …

U.S. podcast ad spending 2020 | Statistic

This statistic presents the annual podcast advertising spending in the United states from 2010 to 2020. Advertising spending in podcasts in the U.S. …

The Growth of Podcasts and Why It Matters (Infographic)

Today, one in four Americans listen to podcasts.<p>Whether it’s for a laugh or to learn something new, nearly 68 million Americans listen to podcasts on a monthly basis -- that’s nearly one in four people across the country.<p>And who are these podcast listeners? For the most part, they tend to be …

How I Built a #1-Ranked Podcast With 60M+ Downloads

The kitchen table where I’ve recorded the majority of my podcasts.This is my first public exploration of the business and art of podcasting. I still …

A Look at How to Monetize Podcasts

<b>The chances are great that you have either listened to a podcast, thought about starting one or have been told you have to listen to your friend's</b> …

3 Keys To A Successful Podcast

Listed below are three easy and effective tips that will help your podcast grow.<p><b>1. iTunes Is A Search Engine</b><p>Since starting EPLpod, I've had many …

Six Lessons for Podcasters

<i>Podcast Movement’s hope is that this piece will not be interpreted as comparing a podcast to the civil rights struggle that Dr. King fought for. Our</i> …

Top 10 Podcast Recording Tips to Sound Like a Podcasting Pro

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Is Creating Your Own Podcast Actually Worth It?

Podcasting is growing fast, and you can get in easily: There’s minimal equipment to buy, no gatekeepers to hold you back or complicated software to learn, no $200-million budgets necessary. A mere $200 will suffice if you have an interesting idea for a show and a quick wit, if you work hard and …

Podcast Creation App Anchor Relaunches, Rolls Out Free Podcast Hosting

New York-based audio startup Anchor unveiled a new version of its podcast creation app Thursday that aims to bridge the divide between amateur audio …

Want To Make A Living As a Podcaster? This Entrepreneur Is Pulling It Off

Podcaster Jaime Jay considers himself unemployable because he loves his entrepreneurial lifestyle so much. Fortunately, he’s successfully self-employed, as the owner of design agency Slapshot Studio in Ozark, Mo., and the host of the Stop Riding the Pine show, which, for the past three years has …

Podcasts made by radio people are good for business

World Nomads Kim Napier and Phil Sylvester Photo: suppliedGlobal travel insurance and lifestyle brand <b>World Nomads</b> has added podcasting to its content …

IAB study tracks the trends of podcast listening across the day

The IAB released new research examining consumption of media on a regular basis. The study, titled Personal Prime Time, included questions about how …

6 Reasons Why You Should Consider Podcasting in 2018

Podcasting has numerous benefits, however, producing an ongoing podcast is a hard nut to crack. It takes more effort than simply clicking ‘Record’ on …

Why Podcasters Love Lipstick and Pajamas

Women who podcast’s clothes are about comfort and attitude.<p>A couple years ago, ModCloth put out an ad for a collarless button-down dubbed the “Podcast Co-Host Long Sleeve Top,” and instantly, the shirt hit the fan on Twitter. Pressing questions popped up about the suggestion that a woman couldn’t …

Podcasting

Review of Zencastr’s Podcast Recording Tool

I’ve heard Zencastr mentioned a few times in the podcasting world. Basically, if you use Skype and Ecamm Recorder to record your podcast interviews, …