Splashpress Media

Splashpress acquires Pod Basket from Forty Media

Posted on Sep 3, 2007

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Following last month’s launch of our dedicated blog to podcasting, Audival, run by Stefan Hendengren, we are very pleased to announce the acquisition of Pod Basket from Forty Media.

Pod Basket is a super-simple tool that allows you to create a podcast simply by entering some basic information about each audio file, including its URL.

There are a lot of cool things you can do with this:

* Personal audio collection: If you keep coming across cool audio files on the web, but don’t like the hassle of copying them to your portable MP3 player, just paste the URL into your Podbasket and we’ll take care of the rest. Subscribe to your personal podcast feed with iTunes or your favorite podcatcher, and the audio files you choose will be automatically copied whenever you update your MP3 player.

* Quick & easy podcasting: All you have to do is copy the audio files to a web server and give us their URLs — and then you’re podcasting, baby! We’ll give you a custom RSS feed URL that you can give to your listeners, so they can subscribe to your hot new show.

* Sharing data files with friends or colleagues: A podcast doesn’t just have to be about audio — you can use it to notify your contacts of new PDFs, Word documents, or almost any other kind of file.

Pod Basket is a free service for the general public. You can register here.

Upon release, there were some decent reviews for Pod Basket, including at-:

Usability Works

Emily Chang

Sound Blog

Loaded Pun

Splashpress intends to build on this service and add more features for pod casters in the near future.

As an addendum, we are very pleased to carry on our fruitful relationship with Forty at Business Logs and thank them for an easy transaction.