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One Aspect of Podcast Business May Be Surprising

Bloomberg: Guests sometimes shell out tens of thousands of dollars to appear on a show

(Newser) - Ashley Carman of Bloomberg is out with a report that might be surprising to anyone who listens to podcasts. It turns out the industry has a business quirk—podcast guests sometimes pay lots of money for the privilege of appearing on a show. As in, $50,000 or more in...

Joe Rogan, Spotify Respond to Misinfo Protests

Podcaster says he doesn't think he's spreading bad info but agrees on new Spotify COVID advisories

(Newser) - Scientists , doctors , and famous performers have come out in full force to slam the Spotify podcast of Joe Rogan, accusing him of spreading misinformation on COVID and climate change. Finally, Rogan is now publicly responding, as is the streaming platform. In a lengthy video posted to Instagram late Sunday,...

One Problem for Booming Podcast Industry

Most popular shows are older ones, and it's increasingly hard for new shows to climb

(Newser) - The number of people who listen to podcasts is bigger than ever, as is the number of available podcasts, writes Lucas Shaw at Bloomberg . But related to those two stats is another vexing one for the industry: It's tough for new shows to get established. Shaw points to the...

Web 2.0 Buying Will Hit $4.6B by 2013: Analyst

IBM, Microsoft likely to squeeze out smaller players in wikis, blogs

(Newser) - Spending on Web 2.0 technologies is ready to explode, according to a new report from Forrester Research. The market will reach $4.6 billion by 2013, the report predicts, as the technology starts to saturate the business world. To get there, it’ll have to jump an average of...

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