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If ever you wondered whether or not podcasts were truly popular, get this. Apple this week revealed that its iTunes Store topped 1 billion podcast subscriptions, served up across 250,000 unique podcasts in over 100 languages. Over 8 million episodes have been published so far in the iTunes Store. "From comedy to hard news to sports to innovative educational content an so much more, podcasting has transformed the global media landscape," Apple said. It's a pretty remarkable feat when you stop and think about it, and it also underscores Apple's influence on current culture. To wit, the word "podcast"... Read more...
Several astute observers noted that podcasts were missing from the iTunes app in iOS 6 (beta), which led many to wonder if Apple was splitting out podcasts from the rest of iTunes by giving it its own app. According to AllThingsD, sources close to Apple say that indeed, a podcast app is coming. Users will be able to use it to find and download episodes using their iOS devices, although the desktop version of iTunes keep podcasts in the fold. An image that AppAdvice got ahold of (and a subsequent tip) also indicates that iTunes U is getting its own app, and Audiobooks may also be either getting... Read more...