Techdirt Podcast Episode 37: Humble Bundle Deserves More Credit For Its Many Innovations

from the shouldn't-be-so-humble dept

When people talk about today’s most innovative technology and media companies, the discussion tends to orbit the usual suspects: Apple, Google, Facebook et al. But there’s one small company that we’ve long believed deserves far, far more attention for its multitude of smart innovations: Humble Bundle. This week, we discuss the many subtle but extremely meaningful choices that have grown the Humble Bundle from a simple experiment into a revolutionary form of distribution, and wonder why the company doesn’t get more credit as an innovator.

This week we’re also unveiling our brand new podcast theme song written, produced and recorded by long-time Techdirt friend Dan Bull.

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Chris ODonnell (profile) says:

The music service you couldn’t remember the name of was Aime Street. The songs were free at first, escalating to 99 cents max. You got a limited number of recommendations and you earned street cred (more recs) when songs you recommended increased in value. People that were good at finding the good stuff gained status and followers.

I spent entirely too much time on that site looking for the next big thing. They got bought out by Amazon, who immediately shut it down.

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