*Podcasts could be a much bigger deal if Google would build support into Android. iOS is by far the #1 platform for listening and downloads, podcasters say.
*Newspapers are increasingly launching online radio stations as the supply of talk radio outlets dwindles in local markets. But it isn't just a small-town phenomenon. The Boston Herald "launched its radio station in the summer of 2013, and when news now breaks, its protocol is to get it on the radio first before posting it online or to social media," writes Joseph Lichterman on Nieman Journalism Lab.
The good news 2/3 of under-25s listen to online radio weekly. The bad news: early adopters say it's been tough to get advertisers on board.