CES 2011 Yields Plenty of Net Radio Goodies

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Courtesy of RAIN (Radio and Internet Newsletter)

WEB RADIO RIDES WAVE OF “NEW COMPUTING ERA”
The 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in full swing today, sending out a deluge of gadget news from Las Vegas. The big trend so far is mobile: mobile tablet computers, powerful new mobile phones and mobile Web access in new locations like car dashboards.

In fact, Troy Wolverton of the Mercury News argues CES 2011 “could be seen as the official beginning of the transition to a new computing era, one dominated by mobile devices, Internet-connected televisions and car information consoles” (more here). Here’s a round-up of some of the news coming from CES 2011:

PURE DEBUTS STREAMING MUSIC SERVICE

Pure, the maker of Wi-Fi tabletop Net radios, has launched a new cloud-based music service. Dubbed FlowSongs, the service will let users buy music directly from their Pure devices. Users can “Like” a song while listening to Internet radio, then buy that song from FlowSongs — all right on their Wi-Fi radio. Pure also unveiled some new docks for iPod and iPhone devices. Engadget has more coverage here.

DUAL CAR RADIOS OFFER NET RADIO-FRIENDLY FEATURES

Electronics-maker Dual has debuted a new range of car stereo receivers. Each of the 5 models includes some way to easily hook up an iPod or smartphone. Some even include Bluetooth connectivity, allowing drivers to control select Internet radio apps from the Dual receiver. Twice.com has more here.

VERIZON, ON-STAR SHOW OFF 4G IN-CAR POSSIBILITIES

Verizon and OnStar hooked up at CES to show off the possibilities of a 4G router inside a Buick LaCrosse. The big emphasis is on data-heavy services like video streaming, but in-car Net radio seems like the biggest benefit to us. Engadget has more here.

PARROT CAR STEREO RUNS ON ANDROID

French mobile company Parrot unveiled their Asteroid car stereo receiver which runs on Android, is compatible with iPhones and will connect to the Internet through a connected smartphone. The Asteroid can run Net radio apps on-board (thanks to its Android guts), or simply play the audio from a smartphone Net radio app via its Bluetooth or USB connections. Find more coverage here and here.

iHOME APPLE DEVICE DOCK LINKS WITH iHEARTRADIO

iHome’s new docks/clock radios for Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads include compatibility for Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio app. Users will be able to set iHeartRadio stations as alarms in the morning.

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