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Internet Radio: Coming to a Cell Phone Near You

Posted in Internet Radio with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2011 by OC Talk Radio

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Guess who just filed a patent to provide Internet Radio by satellite to all their cell phone subscribers? Verizon. Realizing that their cell phone bandwidths are not capable of handling all the extended traffic from the growing flood of Ipads and other tablets nor the growing popularity of Internet Radio, Verizon’s patent application suggests that they may switch some of this traffic to satellites. That’s right…just like Sirius/XM.

Your Verizon phone would come pre-loaded with some application that would automatically play this Internet Based radio signal directly from some satellite flying overhead.  Sound fantastic?  There’s some speculation that AT&T may also acquire Dish Networks for the same reason.

It’s coming!  Internet Radio is the next big wave…

To read the full article, CLICK HERE.  Courtesy of Seeking Alpha (and found by GROOFER).

BMW Adds Web Radio

Posted in Critical Mass with tags , , , , , , on December 16, 2010 by OC Talk Radio

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For the first time following the introduction of MINI Connected, the BMW Group is now also offering selected iPhone applications in a BMW for integrated use in the vehicle. This new capability – so far unmatched by any other carmaker – further enhances the already extensive BMW ConnectedDrive package of features and sees BMW once again underline its leading role in the field of in-car integration technology. Designed to improve the integration of the Apple iPhone in the vehicle, this option will be available from spring 2011 in conjunction with the launch of the new BMW 1 Series Coupe and new BMW 1 Series Convertible. This interface for the first time allows features such as Facebook, web radio and Twitter to be shown on the vehicle display and accessed using the iDrive Controller.

Let’s hope they allow Apple apps from Radio Time or Reciva (two of the services that list OC Talk Radio among their choices!)