A while back podcast industry people started spreading the rumor that Apple was going to sue everyone who used “podcast” in their company name. The rumor was refuted fairly quickly (after all, it’s impossible to claim the rights to a popularized term), without much word from Apple themselves. Interestingly enough this podcaster recently went to the trouble to license the podcast name from Apple, and after a fair amount of time Apple said they laid no claim to the podcast name. Maybe Apple thinks podcasting has come and gone, or realized it wasn’t worth the time and energy of their high-priced hawkish lawyers, or maybe Apple is smart enough to realize the PR backlash from the podcasting community, probably a significant cross-section of are/were early adopters of Apple products. Maybe?