Category Archives: Tech News
links for 2009-10-21
- Pretty slick implementation of people tagging in Flickr
- Exclusive: Guess Who Else Is Coming to Dinner? Twitter-Microsoft Bing Deal Confirmed, But So Is Facebook-Bing | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD“In a stunning one-two punch, Microsoft will announce separate nonexclusive deals today with both Facebook and Twitter to integrate their real-time feed of status updates into the Bing search service.” << BOOM , looks like Twitter all of a sudden has a revenue streamAccording to sources, Microsoft (MSFT) digital head Qi Lu will announce the deal onstage in a few hours at the Web 2.0 Summit.
Steve Jobs Macworld 2008 Keynote in 60 Seconds
RealNetworks CEO discusses Rhapsody-Tivo
Sirius / XM merger – email to Sirius subscribers
Here’s the email that went out to all Sirius subscribers this morning. The most obvious benefit to customers will be being able to get all of the premium content (NFL, MLB, Howard Stern, Martha Stewart, Oprah, etc.) in one place. The big question will be the pricing. I can’t really see myself paying much more than my current monthly fee. A major increase in the monthly pricing would be hard to take, especially across multiple receivers.
February 19, 2007
To: SIRIUS Subscribers
Today is a very exciting day for SIRIUS customers. As you may have heard, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio are merging to form the nation’s premier audio entertainment provider.
This combination of our two offerings will benefit you – our loyal listeners. As a single company, we’ll provide superior programming to you every day with the best of both SIRIUS and XM. Currently, XM and SIRIUS broadcast a wide range of commercial-free music channels, exclusive sports coverage, news, talk, and entertainment programming. Howard Stern. Oprah and Friends. The NFL. MLB. NBA. ESPN. CNBC. Fox News. Additionally, the combined company will be able to improve existing services such as real-time traffic information and rear-seat video as well as introduce new ones.
After shareholder and regulatory approvals, we anticipate that the combination will be finalized by the end of 2007. Until then, both companies will continue to operate independently. We will continue to provide you with the uninterrupted service – as well as the outstanding customer support – that you have come to expect and enjoy from SIRIUS. We do not anticipate any changes in your service during the merger process, however, please call our customer care team on 1- 888-539-7474 should you have any questions.
We look forward to the many benefits this combination will offer and continuing to make your listening experience an enjoyable one – offering more of the Very Best Radio on Radio.
Mel Karmazin, CEO