In an effort to cut down costs, Odeo, Blogger founder Mark Evan‘s current project, is going to discontinue their AudioBlogger product which lets Blogger users make an audio recording through their phone and then post it on their blog. As of next month, users won’t be able to make new recordings although Odeo will continue to host and serve the ones that have been made so far.
It’s been clear recently that Odeo is one confused company. They do podcast playing, cell-based social networking, video recording and playing, and for the next few days phone-based audo recording and podcasting. It’s noticeable that they while they’re trying to do it all, they haven’t been able to find their focus in the market. As the old quote goes, trying to be the Jack of all trades they’ve ended up as the master of none.
Launched in late 2004, Odeo is based in San Francisco and has received funding from a number of big names, including Mitch Kapor, Joe Kraus, Tim O’Reilly, and Charles River. Read the official notice here.
[tags]Odeo, Podcasts, AudioBlogger, Dead[/tags]