Hurricane Irene wasn't the only story making news this past week, as perennial podcasting favorite "What Duvet Said..." made its debut on Mevio.com. Mevio.com is described as:
"MEVIO hosts networks of personality-driven episodic entertainment to best engage our customers-comprised of viewers, producers, advertisers and partners. MEVIO is one of the fastest growing entertainment sites on the web. We're guided by an A-list of venture capital and thought leadership, including the investors that brought you Google and a management team that brought top shows, hits and releases to consumers. MEVIO is backed by leading venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital, Sherpalo Ventures, DAG Ventures and Crosslink Capital. MEVIO has over forty shows in production, ranging from technology to comedy and general entertainment. We currently have an audience of over six million monthly unique visitors and are ranked by comScore as a top twenty site for both general entertainment and music. Our top networks include technology, music, women's and men's content." (taken from www.mevio.com)The move signifies WDS's (the fledgling network and parent company of the "What Duvet Said..." podcast and blog) commitment to expand its reach and market share - even with no apparent demand or public outcry to do so. WDS's "El Duce" and CEO Bob Duvet is expected to make an announcement later in the week stating plans for not only the Podcasting division but also the TV, Publishing, and Pet Apparel branches of his nascent media empire. The move sent shockwaves through "the street" sending many traders into a frenzy trying to find out why they should care? WDS stock surely would have soared had there actually been shares available. This is the latest in a series of positive signs which included a rare appearance by Mr. Duvet on a recent episode of "Succotash: The Comedy Podcast, Podcast".
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