AudioBlogger on Odeo, Finished

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Audioblogger, one of the key services from Odeo has kicked the bucket. The service will be suspended on November 1, 2006. Maybe we should have paid closer attention to what Ev was saying at the Future of Apps conference.

Audioblogger is an independent product, run by Odeo, Inc., a small startup company in San Francisco. (It was originally started by Noah Glass/ListenLab and made part of Odeo when he co-founded the company.) …. Given our limited resources, we have to make tough decisions about what to focus on. And we’ve come to the difficult decision that Audioblogger costs us too much in time and money to continue to run.

How long do you think it will be before Odeo rediscovers itself as say a SMS-based blogging/social networking service? Pyra Labs became “blogging” company by accident. Will history repeat itself?

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Om Malik

I agree with both of you – SMS is a good way to build a small niche social network, and Odeo can build a platform for that, and basically reinvent itself.

Chubbs

Narendra,

You are really a Twittr fan, aren’t you? I personally don’t like the service, but I do agree with you regarding Om’s idea of making Odeo an SMS social network.

Of course, how would this compete with the current MySpace/Helio partnership?

Narendra

Om,

Arrington wants twitter in the dead pool! I am in your camp on this one, I think variations on the sms/blogging service is only a few tweaks from going big.

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