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Steve Jobs Says Apple Will Support Podcasts

Lisa Minter (
Tue, 24 May 2005 16:20:30 -0500

Apple Computer Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL - news) will support and organize
podcasts in the next version of its iTunes and iPod software, the
company said on Monday.

Podcasts, which are sound files and audio content such as radio shows,
have surged in popularity and do not require an iPod to listen to them
on the go. Any digital MP3 player will work.

"With the next version of iTunes, due within 60 days, there will now
be an easy way for everyone to find and subscribe to" podcasts, the
company said in a statement.

Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and chief executive demonstrated on
Sunday evening how Apple's podcasting organization and downloading
process would work at a Wall Street Journal technology conference,
said Tim Bajarin, an analyst at market research firm Creative

"From the demo, we saw you could put podcasts under categories,"
Bajarin said. "It makes it much easier to have, access, organize and
sync podcasts to an iPod."

The updated digital music jukebox software, which Bajarin said Jobs
said was version 4.9, "organizes the podcasts within the iTunes

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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