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VEGAS.com Launches Weekly Podcast
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- September 20, 2005 -- VEGAS.com, the #1 purveyor of information on Las Vegas and innovator in digital technology, today announced a new weekly free audio Podcast. Vegas in 5, http://www.vegas.com/vegasminute/, is available through the VEGAS.com website and also appears in Apple's iTunes Podcast Directory. Starting today, users can access the latest information straight from Vegas, including new restaurants, shows, nightclubs and upcoming events.
As the leading online destination for Vegas travel, entertainment and information on the city, Vegas in 5 will provide consumers exclusive news, insider tips, and a range of critical information on hotels, shows and happenings in the city - all delivered with humor, passion and knowledge by editors and writers from VEGAS.com, the same company that produces The Vegas Minute, seen in news broadcasts across the country. In addition, i nterviews with Vegas entertainers, hotel executives and business leaders provide first-hand information on the ever-changing city.
The initial lineup of content for each podcast includes:
Currently the most talked-about phenomenon in online media, podcasts are self-created audio programs that users can download as MP3 files, which can be listened to on desktop computers or uploaded to portable digital audio players, such as iPods. Podcasting is a method of publishing audio content to the Web that allows users to subscribe to a feed that will let them know when new podcasts, or episodes of a given program are available.
"VEGAS.com is very excited to add podcasting to our already in-depth online and offline offerings for people traveling to Vegas, the most popular leisure destination in the United States," says Howard Lefkowitz, President of VEGAS.com. "Since VEGAS.com's staff consists of more than 300 local experts who know the city inside and out, these new Vegas-focused podcasts allow enthusiasts and travelers to get up close and personal with our team and our city in a brand-new way."A ccording to a recent study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, more than 22 million American adults own iPods or MP3 players, and 29 percent of them have downloaded podcasts from the Web so that they could listen to audio files at a time of their choosing.
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