Beginning today, May 9, we’re introducing this column, “The Tech Media Minute.” Our goal here is to provide you with a look at what’s going on in the world of technology in just 60 seconds. We hope you enjoy.
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Anger From Podcasters
Some podcasters are worried that Apple has forgotten about them and they don’t know what the future holds for the medium.
In The New York Times piece, Matt Lieber, a co-founder of Gimlet Media, notes that little has changed with podcasting over the past decade, noting “Apple built this village 10 years ago. There’s really interesting things in the village, and interesting characters. But the village now has the population of a city — and when a village becomes a city, you need new infrastructure.”
Marco Arment, the maker of the popular podcast app Overcast, says that podcasters should be careful what they wish for:
“Apple has only ever used its dominant position benevolently and benignly so far, and as the medium has diversified, Apple’s role has shrunk. The last thing podcasters need is for Apple to increase its role and dominance.”
Artists’ manager Irving Azoff is unloading on YouTube over the “outdated” Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s “safe harbor” provision. Azoff, who represents some big names such as Christina Aguilera and Chelsea Handler, believes that the Google property is a disaster when it comes to handing out revenue to artists.
The next iPad Pro
MacWorld’s Jason Cipriano offers “8 changes that could make the iPad Pro even better.” This is a good read for anyone thinking about buying Apple’s current 12.9-inch model. Hint: Don’t do it, because many of these changes are likely to arrive this fall on a second-generation model.
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Disrupt NY 2016 kicks off later today in the Big Apple. Among the speakers at this year’s event: Alex Chung (Giphy), Dave Cole (NextVR), Shanna Tellerman (Modsy), and Soledad O’Brien (Starfish Media Group).
Looking backwards: On this day in 1886, Atlanta pharmacist John Styth Permerton introduced Coca-Cola. Americans Richard Boyd and Floyd Bennett become the first to fly over the North Pole in 1926, while the FDA approved the birth control pill on May 9, 1960.