Jake Wrote: The early adopters all have Smartphones/Blackberrys/Treos and
don't need it.
This is old thinking. The market is moving away from a model where the
service providers have all the control. The market is moving toward
convergent devices with phone service and hard drives
I am a Verizon customer and let me tell you that they (one of the largest in
the country) are doing just the opposite. EVERY new phone they offer has
abilities that they disable. They have a model where you have to hack your
phone to add a ring tone that you make yourself!
Secondly one of the things this is being compared to is the wallpaper and
ringtones market...Who are the major purchasers of those things...Does
anyone know the data? My hunch is it is a bunch of teenagers! How many of
us have a LARGE number of teenagers listening to our podcasts? And how many
of those teenagers are going to listen on their phone to a show they wont
listen to on their iPod? Ring tones and Wallpaper are all about ³Bling.²
How is listening to Dot Net Rocks or TWIT even close to bling? Wait...Is
there a bunch of rap podcasts? Maybe this would work...Most kids I know are
way into rappers that no one has ever heard of.
Just my 2 cents.
I still like the model as a tool like movie phone...But that eliminates all
of the entertainment podcasts.
On 8/31/05 12:32 PM, "Jake Ludington" <jake@...> wrote:
>> > Is it valuable to be notified when a new episode of
>> > your favorite podcast is available?
> Yes, which is why I subscribe to my favorite podcasts - I'm notified
>> > Is it valuable to be able to hear it on your phone?
> Depends. I use my Smartphone to listen to podcasts because I have one less
> thing in my pocket. However, the process for subscribing/listening is just
> like the process would be for anyone with an iPod.
>> > Would podcasters like to sell secure access to their
>> > podcasts?
> Maybe, but where's the market for charging people for something they already
> get just as easily and for free.
>> > I think so. I also think that the carriers are eager
>> > to provide more services. Soon I think that the
>> > carriers will pay for great podcast programming and
>> > provide it to their customers at a very low cost.
> Since the carriers get minute money in this scenario, it makes more sense
> for the carriers to pay a small licensing fee to podcasters and give the
> podcasts away as part of a service offering.
>> > I think we can help to get this started by allowing
>> > the early adopters to tinker with the model before the
>> > big fish do it.
> The early adopters all have Smartphones/Blackberrys/Treos and don't need it.
> This is old thinking. The market is moving away from a model where the
> service providers have all the control. The market is moving toward
> convergent devices with phone service and hard drives.
>> > I think that we can all do well here. Hopefully we can
>> > shift a little money from the big fish to the little
>> > fish in the process.
> Technically it's moving money from the little fish to the little fish,
> unless you think all cell phone customers have deep pockets.
> Jake Ludington
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