Samantha Bielefeld on Google’s recent foray into podcasts:
How quickly the online world forgets about products, and services of years past. This move by Google is not an example of Big Money arriving, but one of Big Money returning to the scene. Google embraced podcasting more than six years ago (when Android 1.6 Donut was the latest OS release) with a much more traditional podcast app offering called Google Listen. Three years later, they decided to focus their efforts on other, much more popular products, and discontinued it[…]
As an iPhone user since the very beginning, I can remember when we were able to use our home button for shortcuts to specific applications, but I never would have remember Google Listen if not for Samantha pointing it out.