Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Another Press Clipping For Hearings: More Competition For Satellite Radio As New Technologies Emerge

Introducing Slacker, a new kind of Satellite Radio company
via www.orbitcast.com, mar 13

Debuting this week at SXSW, Slacker is sure to ruffle some feathers as they look to combine satellite radio, a digital audio player, and custom WiFi radio - all into a single sleek device.
A new satellite radio company? But how? The FCC only granted two licenses right? According to CNET, Slacker's radio service is powered by their own proprietary technology that takes advantage of unused commercial satellite signals to send data. A soon to be released car-kit enables the listener to receive the satellite signal which works together with the Slacker portable device (pictured).
Former Rio CEO turn president of Slacker, Jim Cady, said that at first, the company considered a "more satellite-radio-specific (model) as a direct competitor with Sirius and XM. But it morphed into something much broader than that."...read more: here

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