Yahoo! Podcasts Public Beta

Lee Ott, a member of the Yahoo Podcasts team, says: “Our internet-based mostly participant makes it simple and painless to hear proper via your internet browser. An accelerated playback feature (IE solely) lets you “scan” a program at 2x speed to get the gist of it faster. You should utilize Yahoo! Podcasts with aggregators like iPodder (because of Andrew Grumet), with desktop media players like the Yahoo! Music Engine (the mixing is beautiful!), iTunes, and with the latest version of iPodder, the Home windows Media Participant and even Winamp. Or, you can obtain the shows you wish to any mp3 participant, such because the iPod, iRiver, Dell DJ, Inventive Zen, and so forth.”

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“Along with the continued energy of our commercial business, this holiday season was the strongest in Microsoft history, because of good sales execution and compelling merchandise like Xbox 360 and Kinect,” Microsoft COO Kevin Turner boasts in the discharge. He is echoing numbers reported by Microsoft simply last week throughout the company’s ultimate Shopper Electronics Show Ballmernote, wherein the company announced report sales numbers for the Xbox 360 throughout 2011, however most especially throughout the vacations.