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RAIN Summit West keynotes (VIDEO): Jason Calacanis and Kurt Hanson

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RAIN Summit West, held April 6 in Las Vegas, featured two major "State of..." addresses. Celebrated entrepreneur Jason Calacanis presented his annual "State of Media" deep dive, comprising 132 fact-packed slides surveying the entire media landscape. Later in the day, RAIN founder Kurt Hanson delivered his State of the Industry Address, focusing on Internet radio and online audio.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation receives go-ahead to challenge podcasting patent lawsuit

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a kind of sheriff's office for civil liberties on the Internet, has received an encouraging ruling from a government office that regulates patent reviews. The judgment clears the way for the EFF to challenge the validity of a controversial lawsuit against podcaster Adam Corrola and other podcast publishers.

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Jelli celebrates Q1 growth of its programmatic ad platform

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The digitization of radio is an important part of the evolving media landscape, as documented by Edison Research, BIA/Kelsey, and other research organizations. On the front end, that means accommodating the consumer migration to online listening. Behind the scenes on the business end, it means bringing long-standing monetization technology from the web to broadcast.

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Pandora hires congressional staffer as it faces continual licensing issues

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Pandora has hired David Grimaldi, a veteran of congress, as the Internet radio company faces music-licensing regulations on multiple fronts. Grimaldi joins Pandora at a time when the market-leading Internet radio service faces many negotiations and legal arguments related to the cost of music it streams, and the U.S. government's regulation of that cost.

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Does radio have something to fear from the connected dash?

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Much has been said about the 'connected dash' in recent weeks: the concern that radio has plenty to lose from forthcoming internet-connected cars, that'll offer internet radio, Spotify-like services, and plenty more. Guest columnist James Cridland says that if you're a radio broadcaster, you should start worrying right now.

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