Exploring the future of on-demand audio and emerging platforms
Our latest microcast grew out of the urgency of the coronavirus pandemic. And we've learned a great deal from making it, every Monday through Friday (and counting) since March.
On a raw autumn evening in 1999, I attended a consumer focus group for Newbury Comics. That evening should be a distant memory. But I find myself thinking about it...
The Amazon interface for creating Alexa intents and utterances is incredibly useful. At the same time, it can be very limiting.
Nowadays, there are many platforms that distribute audio by inserting it into a queue alongside segments from other producers — which means the specs on your MP3s really matter.
"Flash briefings" are a way to build a customized newscast for your Alexa-enabled device.
The Consumer Electronics Show is a completely overwhelming experience. But Project CITRUS can't get a bead on the future of radio if we don't know what the future — and,...
What's a microcast? Well, it's a term that's still being defined. But at Project CITRUS we describe it as a shorter, newsier, timelier, more ephemeral podcast.
Almost every major metro newspaper — from the Los Angeles Times to the Miami Herald — has started to produce a daily audio newscast.
Google and Amazon have been bundling, deeply discounting or altogether giving away their entry-level smart speakers. Here's a closer look at why.
Smart displays pair all the voice capabilities of a smart speaker with a digital touchscreen — and they're becoming more popular.
Flash briefings are audio pieces that are usually topical and ephemeral, and almost always short. They range from news to inspirational quotes to finance tips.
Does it work?
How is WBUR's audience using — and not using — smart speakers?