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episode 2: Is now the right time for ActivityPub? Is now the right time for Video Podcasting? If not now then when?


Special Guests: 

  • Chris Messina - co-author of ActivityStrea.ms - Full interview in NEW podcast Podnews Extra. 
The ActivityPub protocol is a decentralized social networking protocol based upon the [ActivityStreams] format used by Mastodon and Castopod. It provides a client-to-server API for creating, updating and deleting content and a federated server-to-server API for delivering notifications and content. It is also used for cross-commenting in the Podcasting namespace.  

  • Jay LeBoeuf - Descript
Descript has launched a new version which has more than 30 new visual and AI-powered editing features. The company has also announced a $50m funding round.

Top Stories: 

  • Spotify has released video podcasts “in 180 global markets”.  The service only works for shows hosted with Anchor, for playback within Spotify.  Podnews analysis of the Podcast Index suggests there are now 53,952 video podcast shows on RSS, up 38% year-on-year.

  • Headliner is now letting you upload your entire podcast to YouTube

  • Conshax is a new value 4 value dashboard that interfaces with your Alby account  - @Dave Jackson

  • Apple Podcasts is quietly tagging individual podcast episodes by topic
  • Acast has just announced Keyword Targeting
  • Edison Research posts a 20% y-on-y increase in their latest Share of Ear survey
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 2022-11-18  1h11m