June 16, 2006
I sat through a POD-love session at Under the Radar last week, where companies were vying for a piece of the ‘pod’ space. They all think that there’s such a market here and that the world will embrace it, so much so that POD is in every name.
Egads. How about podmark, podsync, podvlog, poddigital, podworld, podscreen. Can anyone say 1999?
Arrington says of his colleagues, “These guys (VC judges who sit next to him) like Podbridge, but I don’t. It adds friction to the process and could easily be called spyware. I see that you’ve raised a ton of money from Mayfield and that will go a long way, but…”
Says another investor, “I didn’t really understand Podserve, there were too many things going on. I think that there’s a huge market for Podbridge, however he suggests not throwing up a huge registration hurdle, particularly in the beginning.
There could be money here and some interesting applications, but still…..let’s not repeat the process here.
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Our company is not called PodServe, that is simply one of our many 'feed' related properties. Our goal with PodServe was to help users serve up audio content via a feed. We hooked in rights management and telephony creation features and found a new market: the enterprise. By using the name PodServe for the service it helps users understand what it does. If we called it Spuge or Meebe no one would understand. Given the scores of tools we have we needed to be specific.
Posted by: Alexander Muse | Jun 16, 2006 6:34:21 PM