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This article was published on April 14, 2010

A cool search engine for podcasts – DoubleTwist

A cool search engine for podcasts – DoubleTwist
Charles Knight
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Charles Knight

Charles Knight is the editor of The Next Web Search. Charles Knight is the editor of The Next Web Search.

I just came across this very nice media search engine today called DoubleTwist, and in particular its podcast search here. Serendipity, baby!

DoubleTwist easily found podcasts for The Next Web, how to drink Absinthe, and the legacy of ABBA, plus many high quality sources are displayed on the homepage in addition to the search feature. And all of this functionality in a very smooth, clean interface.

Their corporate principles say it all, they are:

1 – Universal. We are open to any device, content or network.

2 – Playful. We always work so you can play.

3 – Friendly. We believe using different devices, formats, or networks shouldn’t ruin a good friendship.

4 – Simple. We do not sacrifice ease of use as we let you do more.

The introductory video is on the next page.

doubleTwist Corporation was founded in Oslo, Norway by Monique Farantzos and Jon Lech Johansen (aka DVD Jon) and is headquartered in San Francisco. We are backed by several prominent venture capital firms and individual investors.
The doubleTwist team is distributed between San Francisco and Tokyo, and consists of people from eight countries, speaking more than seven different languages, from Japanese to Dutch. We collectively own more than 200 gadgets and obsessively test every single one of them with doubleTwist while sending stuff to each other and to our friends and families around the world.
Why we’re here

We started doubleTwist because we were disappointed by the quality of software applications offered by the major device manufacturers.
Our vision is simple: to create a unifying media platform that connects consumers with all their media and all their devices, regardless of whether they are online or offline.
We feel that just like you don’t use a different browser for every web site you visit (Firefox to read the NY Times, IE to stream Hulu, Chrome to browse YouTube, etc) you shouldn’t have to use iTunes for Apple products, Nokia software for Nokia phones, Sony software for Sony products, etc. The typical household today has many such devices and there is a need for a simple and powerful software that connects them.

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