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016 – Carl Thomas – Hearables-as-a-Platform

The next episode of the Future Ear Podcast features Carl Thomas, Founding Director at Audiowings. Along with launching wearable company, Audiowings, Carl also founded Wearables London seven years ago, which brings industry thought leaders and executives together. As someone who has a long history working in the wearables industry, I figured Carl would be a… Continue reading 016 – Carl Thomas – Hearables-as-a-Platform

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015 – Brielle Nickoloff – Toolsets for Voice Creators

Today's episode of the Future Ear Radio podcast features Brielle Nickoloff, Product Marketing Lead at Witlingo. Witlingo is at the forefront of creating production tools for voice creators, making it much easier to produce and distribute voice experiences onto voice assistant-enabled devices. For example, I publish a 3 minute audio clip Monday-Friday through Witlingo's portal,… Continue reading 015 – Brielle Nickoloff – Toolsets for Voice Creators

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014 – Brett Bivens – Spotify's Pursuit of the "Audio Day" Opportunity

Today's episode of the Future Ear podcast features Brett Bivens, Venture Capitalist at the firm TechNexus. I recently discovered Brett and his writing through Twitter and was really impressed with the piece he wrote on Spotify and what Brett defined as, "Business Model Leverage." Since the burgeoning audio-internet has been something I've been writing about… Continue reading 014 – Brett Bivens – Spotify's Pursuit of the "Audio Day" Opportunity

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007 – Hunter McKinley – Apps for an AirPods-Oriented World

Today's podcast features guest Hunter McKinley, CMO of YAC (Yelling Across Cubicles). This episode explores the future that YAC is helping to build, which is geared around two major developing trends: remote work and the rise of AirPods. Our conversation begins with Hunter describing a handful of the tools that YAC has built, starting with… Continue reading 007 – Hunter McKinley – Apps for an AirPods-Oriented World

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Guest Appearance: Inside VOICE Podcast (Future Ear Daily Update 11-18-19)

I recently spoke with Keri Roberts, the host of the Voice Summit's podcast, Inside Voice, about the burgeoning, "Aural Attention Economy." I first began writing about this new facet of the, "Attention Economy," back in February when I wrote a two-part piece for Voicebot titled, "The Cambrian Explosion of Audio Content." Since that piece, it's… Continue reading Guest Appearance: Inside VOICE Podcast (Future Ear Daily Update 11-18-19)

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SonicCloud’s New Capability: Mobile Streaming (Future Ear Daily Update 11-13-19)

Last week, I wrote an update about the company SonicCloud and how I became familiar with the company and its mission through executive, Larry Guterman. As I mentioned in my previous update, SonicCloud builds software solutions designed for any type of headphone or Bluetooth audio device, tailored to folks with hearing loss. These solutions cater… Continue reading SonicCloud’s New Capability: Mobile Streaming (Future Ear Daily Update 11-13-19)

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Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

This Friday, I will be presenting a 60 minute webinar titled, "The Technological Evolution of Today's Hearing Aids," on the continuing education site, AudiologyOnline. While it's a presentation intended for hearing care professionals, it's free to sign up for and can be attended by anyone. This presentation will ultimately be a culmination of everything I've… Continue reading Upcoming Webinar On AudiologyOnline (Future Ear Daily Update 10-30-19)

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Spotify’s Google Mini Giveaway (Future Ear Daily Update 10-23-19)

Yesterday, Spotify announced a promotion for new or existing premium subscribers, where Spotify will send each subscriber a Google Home Mini, simply by linking their Spotify and Google accounts. In a matter of a few clicks, Spotify subscribers can login, choose one of the four Google Home Mini, and within about 10 days receive their… Continue reading Spotify’s Google Mini Giveaway (Future Ear Daily Update 10-23-19)

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The Many Hearable Form Factors (Future Ear Daily Update 10-9-19)

One of the reoccurring thoughts that's been running through my head these past few years is that we'll eventually have a wide variety of form factors when it comes to hearables. I believe there will be a large range of hearables-based applications spanning consumer, business, medical and industrial-focused verticals, and some of those applications might… Continue reading The Many Hearable Form Factors (Future Ear Daily Update 10-9-19)

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NPR’s Booming Podcast Business (Future Ear Daily Update 9-17-19)

A report from Current surfaced last week that NPR is projecting its podcast revenue to surpass its radio broadcast revenue for the first time next year. The information in the report comes from NPR's membership meeting that was held on September 5th, where NPR CFO, Deborah Cowan, announced that corporate sponsorships for podcasts would grow to… Continue reading NPR’s Booming Podcast Business (Future Ear Daily Update 9-17-19)