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Does Apple not read OPML subscription lists? If so, it's hard to say it's a podcasting client. Do they export subscription lists? If so, in what format? If not at all, that's lock-in, a Roach Motel.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Mac Daily News has a FAQ with new data on Apple's podcasting stuff. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Silicon Beat: Behold, the new Yahoo MailPermanent link to this item in the archive.

A rough recording of The Gillmor Gang at Gnomedex on Friday. (You may want to fast forward five minutes to the beginning of the show.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

The ads are out at Taegan Goddard's most excellent Political Wire, so I'm re-sub'd. He says "They just weren't worth the trouble."  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

From Bo Williams, who just heard his first Morning Coffee Notes (thanks Apple!). "After years of reading your blog, I would never imagine that you sound like a 21-year old surfer. Hang ten!" Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named mouse.gifVery often when I tease, especially about other people's products, it's because I am not allowed to reveal more. For example, yesterday, I talked about previewing a new version of an old standby, I couldn't say which product it was or who the designer was because of such an embargo, which is now lifted. The product is Yahoo Mail, something few of us spend much time thinking about. But it's in the process of getting a major upgrade, by the developers from Oddpost, a company which Yahoo acquired 11 months ago. If you recall they shipped a stunning DHTML-based Outlook-clone-in-the-browser, which you heard about first here on Scripting News. They were also the team that developed the Halfbrain spreadsheet, the first DHTML marvel, in 1999, which I featured in a panel on web apps that I led at PC Forum the next year. Anyway, the cool thing is that at the very end, just before they were acquired, Ethan Diamond, the designer I spoke of, added a very simple RSS aggregator to Oddpost. When I saw it then, I thought it was kind of sad, like a mouse crying at the sight of a piece of stale cheese (inside joke, sorry), but no, it turns out Ethan was doing something brilliant (duh). They wanted to brief me on their new work so we could start an exchange of ideas. Right on. Let's go Yahoo. And this is not the only project that started with Yahoo in the last week. I can't not tease, it's in my jeans. (And I can't not pun, either.) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

My mailbox this morning is filled with news of iTunes 4.9, the release with podcast support.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

JY Stervinou sent screen shots from France.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Apple has defined a namespace for podcast info. Just took a brief look. Net-net, it would have been a really good idea to get a community review, like Microsoft did, before shipping. We could have done a lot better. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Edd Dumbill reviews the iTunes namespace. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

The discussion has started on the podcasters mail list.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

John Palfrey: "It is not clear that Grokster is a complete victory for the entertainment industry." Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Marshall Loeb: "Don't trust everything you read in blogs." Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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