You probably know Adam Curry as VJ from MTV. Back in the 80's/90's, he was a driving force for the music channel in becoming a worldwide success. Curry left MTV in 1994 to dedicate himself to the World Wide Web. In the following years he founded several Internet companies, reflecting his ambition to innovate the businesses he fell in love with years before: entertainment & technology.
Curry is often seen as the pioneer of Podcasting. He still produces two very succesful podcasts called 'The Daily Source Code' and 'No Agenda’ (both on the Mevio.com Network he co-founded) while his continuous effort in the development and promotion of this next-gen radio phenomenon even earned him the nickname "The Podfather".
Earlier this year, Curry went back to his MTV roots by launching the free iPhone app The Big App Show!. The app serves you cool apps in a format that we know Curry for from his time at MTV. As the "AppJ" he promotes apps during daily ‘appisodes’. He even invites celebrities over to join him on the show. What the app does is that it helps you try an app before you buy it.
We had a chat with Adam about his new role being the world's first AppJ!
You've been on the forefront of music and internet for a long long time. As an "in-app host" you're going back to your MTV roots with the "Big App Show." If video killed the radio star, do you think apps eventually will kill traditional websites?
"All media is in transition, and probably always will be. Apps certainly enhance the experience for the audience. If properly developed (not a trivial matter) they can deliver a consistent, clean delivery of the
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