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Starting a podcast for people who don’t want their lives taken over by podcasting

Those three files (one local audio file each, plus the synced Call Recorder file) is what we give to our engineer.<p>We record using Rode Podcasters (my favourite mic, after trying several) and always wear headphones so there’s no bleed. Jason typically wears his iPhone earbuds, and since I’m nerdier, …

Doppler Labs Launches Here Listening System On Kickstarter To Curate Live Audio

Doppler Labs, the same folks that introduced us to the totally mechanical Dubs ear plugs, is today unveiling its second product. The Here Active Listening System was just launched on Kickstarter with a funding goal of $250,000.<p>But what is Here?<p>Unlike your average headphones, or noise-canceling …

Consumer Tech

Apple wants Drake and Pharrell to DJ its new music service, says the New York Post

The Drake deal could be worth $19 million<p>Apple is trying to land Drake, David Guetta, and Pharrell as guest DJs for its revamped iTunes Radio, according to a report in the <i>New York Post</i>. While the rumors haven't been confirmed, the addition of these musicians to the iTunes Radio team would ramp up …

New Music

Emoji keyboard Snaps raises $6.5 million to give animated keyboards to brands

Followers of <i>Drag Race</i> no doubt remember that memorable moment when Violet Chachki walked the runway in a chic black sequined dress, only to reveal with the snap of a button that underneath was an amazing plaid ensemble.<p>That moment was one of <i>Drag Race</i>‘s most shared on social media, with some 14 …

App Annie Launches a New Tool to Track App Usage Time

Mobile analytics firm App Annie today launched Usage Intelligence, a new tool to help developers track active users, time spent on the app, usage frequency and more.<p>The announcement comes alongside the company’s Series D financing, having raised $55 million in its latest round. It also said its …

The Conventional Wisdom About Android Has Just Been Destroyed By iPhone 6

Kantar released new data on Wednesday that showed a drop of 2 percentage points in Android's share of the smartphone market in the US. What's important here is the time period in which the data comes from: the three months up to November.<p>Apple's latest phone, the iPhone 6, was released Sept. 19. …

Mobile

THE AD-VIEWABILITY REPORT: The Top Statistics That Illustrate The Growing Problem Of Unseen Digital Ads

<i>Consider:</i><p>Users are often served an ad that appears in an inactive web window or an out-of-view part of their screen.<br>• Viewability is particularly challenging for online video ads, since these ads are meant to be seen, heard, <i>and</i> played-through.<br>• Automated platforms for buying and selling online ads also …

AdTech

Why Your Websites And Email Newsletters Will Always Beat Facebook Pages

Where should you focus your online marketing efforts during 2015? In previous year’s campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites would have been high up on the priority list. Thanks to new policies and a need to maximise their own revenue, everyone should be wary of handing over …

Marketing