iTunes and Partially Cached Podcasts

As I discussed in this post, iTunes 4.9 was starting to cause some serious bandwidth issues for podcasters.
Geek News Central reports that iTunes appears to be be pulling some podcasts from a centralized cache server. [here]
This post also states that Apple has not told anyone that this is the case, let alone informing podcasters about the infrastructure they have put in place to distribute this cached content.
Once again, Apple has wandered into the Web 2.0 arena with pre-Internet marketing ideas. I guess eventually they will learn.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that the source of the GNC story was the Dailysonic, which has an extensive technical write-up on what they found. [here]


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