James Cridland’s Future of Radio: HTTPS websites and iHeartMedia possibly bankrupt?

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Important tech questions about HTTPS websites. Following the iHeartMedia bankruptcy saga. Much more from the audio industry worldwide. Continue Reading

“Voice tech is everywhere” and other findings from Edison/NPR Smart Audio Report

Edison Research and NPR have released the 2022 Smart Audio Report, an annual survey study measuring the growth, impact, and user behaviors of conversational AI audio. This field is generally summarized as “smart speakers,” but the Edison/NPR work includes digital assistants built into phones, TVs, tablets, cars, and appliances. Continue Reading

Global podcast listening recovers from Covid pause: Reuters Digital News Report

In its wide-ranging and detailed survey of news consumption around the world, Reuters discovered that podcast usage is growing again in 2022 after what it describes as a “COVID-19 pause.” In its conclusion to the general metrics section, Reuters makes a sober assessment about global news consumption across all media categories. Click for details and graphics. Continue Reading