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Whooshkaa adds text-to-voice option for publishers

Podcast company Whooshkaa announced that it now offers text-to-voice service for its clients. This technology to turn written speech into spoken dialogue from Amazon is called Polly. The service offers several different voices and languages, however Whooshkaa’s press release highlighted the Nicole and Russell voices, both of which have Australian accents. Continue Reading

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RAIN Summit Chicago – Interview with David Raphael of Public Media Marketing

David Raphael, president of Public Media Marketing, took the stage at the RAIN Digital Audio Advertising Summit in Chicago to share his knowledge of podcast advertising. “I think there’s a certain level of education we have to do across the board with podcasting,” he told moderator Brian Pollina of the United Stations Radio Network and the crowd at House of Blues. Continue Reading

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“It’s an opportunity rather than a challenge” – RAIN Summit Chicago podcasting panel

The RAIN Digital Audio Advertising Summit in Chicago closed with a lively discussion on the state of podcasting. Several luminaries from the field shared their thoughts on the health of the industry, the need for measurement, and whether Apple would continue its dominance. Continue Reading