What can the upswing in Internet radio tell us about the future of the Internet?

The Guardian recently reported (via Rajar) that smart phones have widened the reach of online radio with “20% of smart phone users” using a radio app. While there is a distinction made between regular radio services, personalized radio and podcasting, the Guardian leads with the headline “Smarphones revived the radio star”. Yet, can we lump personalized radio services and podcasting together in radio listening habits? Does that necessarily revive radio as a popular medium?

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