Podcast talks Podping with Taskmaster and CTP Jon

Brian of London
Brian of London
Podcast talks Podping with Taskmaster and CTP Jon
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Last night I did a marathon two hour livestream with @taskmaster4450 and @jongolson talking all about Podping and Hive. It was epic. I played a few clips from some other podcasts, that didn’t work out so well as I can hear now on playback but I’ll put links to the real clips below. You can watch the video on 3speak or listen to the audio either on their podcast Cryptomaniacs or here.

While we were talking I received a number of big votes on the funding proposal I have on the DHR for which I’m hugely grateful. Those put me passed the return proposal and a few minutes after the end, another one of the whales tipped me above the DHF buy back so the Podping proposal is now funded. Feel free to vote on it if you still haven’t.

The point of the funding proposal is not just about money: I’ve detailed what I’m going to do with that and almost all of it is staying on Hive and much of it will be powered up. The other thing it does is showcase to a non Hive audience of developers and influential people in the Podcast industry, that Hive supports this project and that is hugely valuable.

Clips:

Brian has 8m Hive… and all about Dave buying and powering up Hive on Blocktrades.

Vitalik Buterin talking about discovering Podcasts during Corona lockdown.

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Podcast applauds the IDF for making the media look like fools and an update on Podping

Brian of London
Brian of London
Podcast applauds the IDF for making the media look like fools and an update on Podping
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I’m even more impressed with what the IDF did when I learned the result after I recorded the podcast, stay tuned to the end for the last word!

Podcast talks Free Speech, Tommy and Big Tech with Hearts of Oak

Brian of London
Brian of London
Podcast talks Free Speech, Tommy and Big Tech with Hearts of Oak
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This was a fun interview with Peter from Hearts of Oak. We talked about Israel, Tommy Robinson and I gave a quick run down on our #CryptoClassAction against Facebook and Google in Australia.

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Podcast is taking the Internet back to the decentralised future

Brian of London
Brian of London
Podcast is taking the Internet back to the decentralised future
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I’m trying to decentralise everything. How I’m applying the principles of decentralisation to Podcasting 2.0.

https://3speak.co/embed?v=brianoflondon/ioeiovsg

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Podcast castigates Google and Facebook Advertising sneakiness and a short update on Crypto Class Action

Brian of London
Brian of London
Podcast castigates Google and Facebook Advertising sneakiness and a short update on Crypto Class Action
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Google is eating everybody else’s lunch. The share of Advertising revenue that Google passes back to the content owners whose content their entire business is built on the back of, has steadily gone down. This was deliberate and they knew what they were doing.

That graph is explained in the following footnote and you can read more about the paper from which it is taken at this link:

In Google’s annual 10-K SEC filings, Google breaks down its advertising revenue as going to “Google properties” or “web sites of Google Network members.” The term “Google Network members” refers to non-Google websites on which Google places advertising. In its 2017 10-K, Google explains that it generally accounts for third-party revenue on a gross basis: “For ads placed on Google Network Members’ properties, we evaluate whether we are the principal (i.e., report revenues on a gross basis) or agent (i.e., report revenues on a net ba- sis). Generally, we report advertising revenues for ads placed on Google Net- work Members’ properties on a gross basis, that is, the amounts billed to our customers are recorded as revenues, and amounts paid to Google Network Members are recorded as cost of revenues. Where we are the principal, we control the advertising inventory before it is transferred to our customers. Our control is evidenced by our sole ability to monetize the advertising inventory before it is transferred to our customers, and is further supported by us being primarily responsible to our customers and having a level of discretion in establishing pricing.” In 2004, Google buying tools allocated approximately 50% of advertising revenue to Google’s proprietary properties, such as Search, and the other 50% to non-Google websites selling their ads through Google’s buying tools and advertising exchange. Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Mar. 30, 2005), https://perma.cc/5A4Y-8EY4. It was in 2006 that Google acquired YouTube. An- drew Ross Sorkin & Jeremy W. Peters, Google to Acquire YouTube for $1.65 Billion, N.Y. TIMES (Oct. 9, 2006), https://perma.cc/5TG8-8BVE. In 2005, Google’s share of advertising revenue increased to, approximately, 55%; 2006, 60%; 2007, 65%; 2008, 68%; 2009, 68%; 2010, 68%; 2011, 71%; 2012, 71%; 2013, 73%; 2014, 75%; 2015, 77%; 2016, 80%; 2017, 81%, 2018, 82%; 2019, 84%. Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Mar. 16, 2006), https://perma.cc/Y272-BRAP; Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Mar. 1, 2007), https://perma.cc/H4ZJ-FL7B; Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Feb. 15, 2008), https://perma.cc/W6FU-AA2T; Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Feb. 13, 2009), https://perma.cc/5PZY-UZS5; Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Feb. 12, 2010), https://perma.cc/7B6E- REEV; Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Feb. 12, 2011), https://perma.cc/9ZKX-XPKL; Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Apr. 23, 2012), https://perma.cc/YS3R-TLE4; Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Jan. 29, 2013), https://perma.cc/3W45-M9R9; Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Feb. 11, 2014), https://perma.cc/79A2-6TCT; Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Feb. 6, 2015), https://perma.cc/7DJZ-FD8S; Google Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Feb. 11, 2016) https://perma.cc/EU2M-T6QC; Alphabet Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Feb. 2, 2017), https://perma.cc/4QKP-UUZJ; Alphabet Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Feb. 5, 2018), https://perma.cc/22HL-SSSP; Alphabet Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Feb. 4, 2019), https://perma.cc/ELZ2-AC93; Alphabet Inc., Annual Report (Form 10-K) (Feb. 3, 2020), https://perma.cc/RWE8- 27PB.