PodCon is a ‘Popup Conference’ on October 8

Blab logoPodCon, an online only event that describes itself as a “pop up conference for podcasters and podcast junkies” is happening in less than 24 hours. The conference will take place via Blab, the online video conferencing platform that has become very popular with podcasters.

PodCon will host a “handful” of speakers:

  • John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur On Fire
  • Veronica Belmont of Sword and Laser
  • Rob Cesternino of Rob Has a Podcast
  • Helen Zaltsman of Answer Me This!
  • Brett Terpstra of Systematic Podcast
  • Elsie Escobar of She Podcasts
  • Ray Ortega of The Podcasters Studio
  • Espree Devora of We Are L.A. Tech
  • Chris Brogan, social media maven
  • Jessica Kupferman of She Podcasts
  • Darren Rowse of Problogger

The conference starts as 12PM PDT and will consist of a series of 30-minute sessions, ending at 4PM PDT. PodCon is free to attend. If you’d like to participate, the PodCon website asks¬†that you RSVP. You can do so by following the link at the top of this post.

PodClear acquired by Blab

Blab logoPodClear, a startup service devoted to recording multi-end VoIP calls, announced today that it has been acquired by another startup, video conferencing service Blab. From the PodClear website:

The PodClear team will officially be joining forces with the incredible Blab.im team to create the coolest content creation and consumption platform on the web.

Blab is an interactive social media platform and a dream come true for those who are already in the audio and video content creation space. By joining Blab, we can continue to work on making a huge impact in content creation and broadcasting community on a much larger scale.

PodClear has been in operation since December of 2014. Blab has been around for a bit longer. So, this acquisition was somewhat of a surprise. Blab’s popularity among podcasters has grown rapidly in recent months due to its ease of use and robust video streaming.

A small FAQ on the PodClear website states that PodClear will stay in operation until October 9th. It’s unclear after that what will become of the service or how it might integrate with Blab. The FAQ also states that all user credit cards have been removed from PodClear’s servers and current customers will be able to continue to use the service until it closes.