Radio has been made new again. Kind of. Sort of. Maybe?
A Silicon Valley-based startup Concept.io has come out with a smartphone app called Swell (iPhone (AAPL) now, Android on the way) that will scour the Internet for radio content and podcasts so that you don’t have to. It grabs shows from NPR, ABC News (DIS), Comedy Central (VIA), TED, and the like, based on how you advise the app about your interests. When you don’t like a show and skip it, an algorithm takes notice and tries to use this information to build out your profile. It makes similar notes when you listen to a whole show or if you tend to favor certain programs.
Last but not least, Swell will mine your Twitter stream to get a sense of the types of things that you’re into and then go hunt down relevant audio programs.
Read complete article here : http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-01/silicon-valleys-big-brains-try-to-redo-radio