Monday, September 18, 2006

iPod Rivals On The Horizon

As satellite radio begins to stake a claim in the wearable market, SSG likes to keep you informed on developments and trends in the sector.

IPod, TheyPod:Rivals Imitate Apple's Success
By NICK WINGFIELD and ROBERT A. GUTHm September 18, 2006; Page B1, The Wall Street Journal

After years of watching Apple Computer Inc.'s success in digital music, rivals are ripping a page from the company's playbook. RealNetworks Inc. today plans to announce a deal with SanDisk Corp. to sell a digital music device that's specifically designed to work with RealNetworks' online music service, Rhapsody. The move follows one made by Microsoft Corp., which will release a digital music player of its own design this holiday season that will be closely coupled with its own online music service. Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. is working on a similar plan.
The Sansa e200 will pair with Rhapsody.

The deals are an effort by Apple competitors to improve technological coordination between online song sellers and digital-device makers. Many consumers have been frustrated by hardware and software glitches when they try to download songs sold by one company onto a gadget made by another. The iTunes Store and iPods, by contrast, have long worked smoothly because they were both designed from the start by one company, Apple, to operate together. "That's something that Apple has played up very well," says Microsoft Vice President Bryan Lee. "One brand, one device, one service." READ MORE: HERE

9/18/2006 07:44:00 AM

SSG Has Merged. You Can Read All Of The Latest SSG Content By Clicking Here


Post a Comment

SSG is not a Financial Advisor. Read Disclosure: HERE


Sirius Radio TSS-Radio Blog Sirius Answers Credit card merchant account


Search by Label


Logo Design:
Jeremy Sprout

Designed by
miru designs

Powered by