New Patent for Customized Podcasting

Apple has posted a patent which could potentialy be very interesting for the podcast community. The patent describes a possibility to customize a podcast from various different podcasts based on personal preferences and download the combined one.

In theory one can for example say: I want to know some news on the latest developments in the world, after that I want to listen what happened in my home town, followed by some sports. The selection could look like this:

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In such a way the use of more podcast sources is stimulated. It is ‘tailor-made’ information acquisition in optima forma. I’m just very curious what will happen to the podcast advertising market (which of course can be skipped).

More info here.

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