Yahoo! set to launch podcast search service

by admin October 10, 2005 at 9:41 am

Broadcasting its intentions…

Yahoo! is shortly expected to launch a podcast service that offers access to much of the streaming audio on the web and features user reviews and other information about the programming.

Yahoo! Podcasting is intended to allow people to easily search podcasts through keyword, categories or tagging, which is user-generated topic coding. The beta site will also highlight podcasts of note, those that are particularly popular and user recommendations and ratings, said Geoff Ralston, Yahoo!’s chief product officer.

Searchers can listen to or subscribe to RSS (really simple syndication) feeds for individual shows or episodes of programming or entire series, he said.

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