RAIN 2/7: TargetSpot CEO Eyal Goldwerger joins RAIN Summit West 2012 line-up

Michael Schmitt
February 7, 2012 - 11:10am

Eyal GoldwergerToday we're pleased to announce the addition of TargetSpot CEO Eyal Goldwerger to the agenda of RAIN Summit West 2012.

The conference takes place Sunday, April 15 in Las Vegas (more info below).

Goldwerger is a seasoned entrepreneur with experience well beyond online radio. He has served as CEO of XMPie Inc., EVP Consumer Products & Distribution at a contextual online ad network, and was founder/CEO of GoCargo.com — an Internet-based global trading system for container shipping capacity (find his full bio at TargetSpot's website here).

Goldwerger joined us at last year's RAIN Summit West, where he presented new research. Among the findings: ad response rates increase 200% to 350% when advertisers include Internet radio in online ad campaigns (more coverage in RAIN here).

Other speakers set to appear at RAIN Summit West 2012 include Slacker President/CEO Jim Cady, founder/CEO of MP3tunes Michael Robertston, Entercom VP Digital Strategy & Enterprise Platforms Tim Murphy and others.

RAIN Summit West 2012ESPN SVP, Production/Business Divisions Traug Keller will keynote the conference. RAIN will announce more speakers and panel topics in the coming weeks.

RAIN Summit West will take place on April 15 at the former Las Vegas Hilton, now called the LVH -- Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. It will conclude with the always-anticipated tradition of the poolside RAIN Reader Cocktail Party

The Summit is an official “Co-Located Education Program” of the NAB Show. Registration includes access to the NAB Show Exhibit Hall and a catered box lunch. RAIN registrants can save $100 on NAB registration. 

For registration and sponsorship information, visit kurthanson.com/rainsummitwest.

Other RAIN Summits are planned for later this year in Dallas (at the RAB/NAB Radio Show) on September 18th and in Berlin, Germany on October 5th.

Michael Schmitt
February 7, 2012 - 11:10am

RadioFlagWeb radio aggregator RadioFlag lets listeners "flag" content through tweet-like messages. RadioFlag then uses that information to provide suggestions, trends and search results for other users.

The idea sounds similar to features offered by other aggregators. TuneIn, for example, lets users search radio streams by artist, using stations' playlists and now playing info. RadioFlag differs in relying on user-supplied information.

Radio World has much more coverage on the service, including analysis from Fred Jacobs, right here.

Paul Maloney
February 7, 2012 - 11:10am

Behringer, which has designed sound and lighting systems for musicians, broke into the consumer electronics market at CES by launching 50 new products.

It's the 51st that's rather hard to ignore, however. It's 4-feet tall, about as deep, and twice as wide. And it's an iPod dockSee the tiny little iPod on top there? 

The 10-thousand watt iNuke Boom weighs more than 700 pounds and costs $30-thousand

We haven't heard it, so we can't comment on its sound, but we do have the sense that this thing was designed to compensate for more than low bitrate MP3s. Just sayin'.

There's more (along with the press release) at Engadget here.