October 2011

Deepak Chopra Creates New Online Radio Show with Cinchcast and BlogTalkRadio

New York, NY: October 24, 2011 – Cinchcast, a company that provides solutions for businesses and consumers to create, share, measure and monetize audio content, today announced that Deepak Chopra has launched a new online radio show leveraging Cinchcast’s audio publishing and management platform and its online radio network, BlogTalkRadio.com.

Deepak Chopra, a leading expert in the fields of spirituality and alternative medicine and New York Times best-selling author in both the fiction and nonfiction categories, has created Deepak Chopra Radio to provide an online forum for compelling and thought provoking conversations on success, love, sexuality and relationships, well-being and spirituality.

“Cinchcast’s technology and the BlogTalkRadio network are enabling me to create my own media platform,” said Deepak Chopra. “The simplicity of broadcasting using only a phone enables me to bring together thought leaders from across the globe from the worlds of spirituality, science and politics to create and share a dialogue on today’s most important topics.”

“That’s the beauty of our technology, it turns the phone into a publishing platform making it easy for individuals and businesses to bring important conversations to life,” said Alan Levy, CEO of Cinchcast. “We’re thrilled to have Deepak Chopra on the BlogTalkRadio network”

Deepak Chopra Radio is available online now at BlogTalkRadio.com, DeepakChopra.com and on iTunes.

About Cinchcast Inc.
Cinchcast was developed to enable businesses with a simple and powerful solution to produce and share original audio content. Headquartered in New York City, Cinchcast powers audio creation and publishing for companies such as United Business Media, Business Insider, SAP and Sears, and is the technology behind BlogTalkRadio. For more information, please visit www.cinchcast.com

About BlogTalkRadio
Created in 2006, BlogTalkRadio empowers individuals and businesses to create and share their original content, their voices and opinions in a public worldwide forum. Using a phone and a web browser, tens of thousands of hosts produce and share more than 45,000 hours of content each month on BlogTalkRadio. BlogTalkRadio is powered by Cinchcast. For more information, please visit www.blogtalkradio.com.

About Deepak Chopra
DEEPAK CHOPRA is the author of more than sixty books translated into over eighty-five languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Adjunct Professor of Executive Programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as ‘the poet-prophet of alternative medicine’.

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For more information, please contact:
Meighan Berberich
Cinchcast
(646)807-0825

You Too Can Be a Radio Host Or How We Scaled a .NET Startup And Had Fun Doing It

Cinchcast is a startup in New York City.

Using only a phone, you can broadcast your message globally to millions of listeners. Thousands of broadcasts are happening every day on topics ranging from technology to battling cancer.

In this talk, which we gave at a .NET meetup on 10/18/2011 in Microsoft, we discussed how we accomplished this, the technology behind it, and the challenges ahead. We talked about what it’s like building a startup in .NET and the techniques we have used to scale, such as HTML and donut caching, lazy loading of data, elastic search, as well as marrying telephony to the web stack.

You can see the slides

Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is a CTO of Cinchcast and BlogTalkRadio, where he develops a cloud-based, secure audio-management platform, which makes it easy for anyone to create and share audio on the web using an Iphone app, computer, or a phone line. Prior to Cinchcast, Alex was a Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies (Gilt, Gilt JP, Gilt City, Jetsetter) , responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development, and PCI compliance. He is a published author and speaks regularly on security and software development processes at top conferences.

The Team Talks column on the Cinchcast blog features the voices of our Cinchcast team. What they are working on, what they are thinking about, and what they are talking about. Check back often for updates.

Mary Meeker Highlights Online Audio as 'Next Big Thing'

Mary Meeker is well known for her ability to summarize the state of the technology business through her slideshow presentations. Her recent presentation, featured at the Web 2.0 summit yesterday in San Francisco, shines the spotlight on online audio as the next big thing. Thought we would share it with you.

View the Presentation Here.

Mary Meeker Highlights Online Audio as ‘Next Big Thing’

Mary Meeker is well known for her ability to summarize the state of the technology business through her slideshow presentations. Her recent presentation, featured at the Web 2.0 summit yesterday in San Francisco, shines the spotlight on online audio as the next big thing. Thought we would share it with you.

View the Presentation Here.

Aleksandr Yampolskiy Joins Cinchcast as CTO

New York, NY: October 18, 2011- Cinchcast Inc., a company that provides solutions for businesses and consumers to create, share, measure and monetize audio content, today announced that Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy has been appointed CTO. In this role, he will oversee the continued development of Cinchcast’s world-class audio publishing and management platform.

Prior to joining Cinchcast, Alex was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development, and PCI compliance. A published author and frequent speaker, Alex has also spent time at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, and Microsoft as a lead technologist building large-scale enterprise software focused on identity management, single sign-on, authentication and authorization. He has a B.A. in Mathematics/Computer Science from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Cryptography from Yale University.

“Alex is a recognized leader in the enterprise software development and security space. He brings an exceptionally strong combination of technical skill and engineering management at high growth companies to our business. I am confident that he will be a tremendous asset as we build out and deploy our enterprise audio publishing and management solutions,” said Dan Kashman, President of Cinchcast.

“I am thrilled to lead the development efforts of such an innovative company,” said Aleksandr Yampolskiy, Ph.D. “I look forward to building Cinchcast’s portfolio of market-leading products and helping to expand its reach into the enterprise market.”

About Cinchcast Inc.
Cinchcast was developed to enable businesses with a simple and powerful solution to produce and share original audio content. Headquartered in New York City, Cinchcast powers audio creation and publishing for companies such as United Business Media, Business Insider, SAP and Sears, and is the technology behind BlogTalkRadio. For more information, please visit www.cinchcast.com

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For more information, please contact:
Meighan Berberich
Cinchcast
(646)807-0825

Cinchcast on Corp!: Enhancing HR Functions with Unique Audio Content

Cinchcast’s President, Dan Kashman, was recently featured on Corp! Magazine. The article highlights some of the benefits of audio content and a few simple strategies for incorporating audio into your key HR initiatives. Read the article now.

Enhancing HR Functions with Unique Audio Content

 

Why Smaller Businesses Can't Ignore Security And How They Can Achieve It On a Budget

In the back of the Pizza Schmizza restaurant in Vancouver, Washington sat humming an old computer. An unwitting customer would walk into the restaurant to order a slice of pizza, and the next day his credit card number will go on sale at a hacker’s forum. A few years and millions of dollars later, the FBI learned the root cause of the breach: The computer was running old unpatched software, which made it remotely accessible without a password by a hacker Max Butler (aka “IceMan”) (as detailed in Kevin Poulsen’s book “The Kingpin”).

This story is not unique. We often hear of security compromises of large companies such as Sony or TJX in the news, but we don’t hear about daily compromises of thousands of small to mid-sized businesses. One of the reasons is that many of those businesses, such as startups, motels, mom and-pop shops, pizza shops, never find out that they were compromised in the first place. Another reason is that disclosing these compromises can often be catastrophic for their survival. According to a study from Price Waterhouse Coopers, 70 percent of smaller companies that get hacked go out of business within a year.

Smaller businesses often have no security personnel on staff. They prefer baking pizza or building a UI prototype for investors rather than fixing security holes. They think that they are too small to get hacked and that they have nothing to lose or that security is a distraction, which is too time-consuming and too costly.  Others argue that their biggest security risk is “running out of money.”

In this show, we dispel these misconceptions. We show that security is both important and achievable for smaller companies without breaking a bank.

So if you want to find out how, then tune in here.

Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is a CTO of Cinchcast and BlogTalkRadio, where he develops a cloud-based, secure audio-management platform, which makes it easy for anyone to create and share audio on the web using an Iphone app, computer, or a phone line. Prior to Cinchcast, Alex was a Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies (Gilt, Gilt JP, Gilt City, Jetsetter) , responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development, and PCI compliance. He is a published author and speaks regularly on security and software development processes at top conferences.

The Team Talks column on the Cinchcast blog features the voices of our Cinchcast team. What they are working on, what they are thinking about, and what they are talking about. Check back often for updates.

Why Smaller Businesses Can’t Ignore Security And How They Can Achieve It On a Budget

In the back of the Pizza Schmizza restaurant in Vancouver, Washington sat humming an old computer. An unwitting customer would walk into the restaurant to order a slice of pizza, and the next day his credit card number will go on sale at a hacker’s forum. A few years and millions of dollars later, the FBI learned the root cause of the breach: The computer was running old unpatched software, which made it remotely accessible without a password by a hacker Max Butler (aka “IceMan”) (as detailed in Kevin Poulsen’s book “The Kingpin”).

This story is not unique. We often hear of security compromises of large companies such as Sony or TJX in the news, but we don’t hear about daily compromises of thousands of small to mid-sized businesses. One of the reasons is that many of those businesses, such as startups, motels, mom and-pop shops, pizza shops, never find out that they were compromised in the first place. Another reason is that disclosing these compromises can often be catastrophic for their survival. According to a study from Price Waterhouse Coopers, 70 percent of smaller companies that get hacked go out of business within a year.

Smaller businesses often have no security personnel on staff. They prefer baking pizza or building a UI prototype for investors rather than fixing security holes. They think that they are too small to get hacked and that they have nothing to lose or that security is a distraction, which is too time-consuming and too costly.  Others argue that their biggest security risk is “running out of money.”

In this show, we dispel these misconceptions. We show that security is both important and achievable for smaller companies without breaking a bank.

So if you want to find out how, then tune in here.

Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is a CTO of Cinchcast and BlogTalkRadio, where he develops a cloud-based, secure audio-management platform, which makes it easy for anyone to create and share audio on the web using an Iphone app, computer, or a phone line. Prior to Cinchcast, Alex was a Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies (Gilt, Gilt JP, Gilt City, Jetsetter) , responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development, and PCI compliance. He is a published author and speaks regularly on security and software development processes at top conferences.

The Team Talks column on the Cinchcast blog features the voices of our Cinchcast team. What they are working on, what they are thinking about, and what they are talking about. Check back often for updates.