netimperative.com | By Staff | 14-09-2005 07:57 PM
AOL has become the latest Internet player to tap into the podcast craze, launching a podcast search service.
The firm has secured a deal with search engine technology firm Podscope to add a podcast search capability to the AOL search engine.
Podscope creates a spoken word index for every word in audio and video files, makes the files searchable in the same manner as text pages on the Web.
In addition AOL.com has introduced new features and programming, including a Podcasting 101 guide, designed to make it easy for listeners to discover, experience and download some of the web's most popular podcasts.
David J. Ives, president and chief executive officer of TVEyes, whose technology and company are behind Podscope, said: "Because of AOL's commitment to podcasting, consumer-created and broadcast media distributed as podcasts will gain truly global distribution."