Motorola unveils iRadio, new home products — NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Motorola Inc. (MOT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) , the world's No. 2 cell-phone maker, on Tuesday revealed details of its plans for iRadio, a subscription music service that will go on sale this year.
Motorola Rocks the House...and the Car...and the Mobile Phone...Rolls Out iRadio® Service — Award-winning service incorporates portability, acquisition and discovery of music, debuts with 435 commercial-free channels — LAS VEGAS - 3 Jan 2006 - Motorola, Inc (NYSE: MOT) …
Moto Blasts iRadio — Despite its ROKR iTunes failure, Motorola is convinced its second attempt at portable music will be a hit. — Motorola on Tuesday unveiled more details of its plan to take on two hot industries with one product: its iRadio cell phone-based radio service.
Discussion: The Consumer Electronics …
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Provider of TV Movie Channels Looks to Expand to PC's and Video Players — Starz Entertainment Group is introducing a $9.95-a-month subscription service that will allow people to download movies from the Internet and watch them on their computers, portable video players and television sets.
Discussion: Thomas Hawk's Digital …, Things That, Michael Gartenberg, Mac Rumors, PaidContent.org, Hacking NetFlix, Todd Bishop's Microsoft …, IP Democracy, Guardian Unlimited, Forever Geek, mathewingram.com/work, Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus, Philoneist, The Voice of Online …, Download Squad and Boing Boing
Paul / Paul Thurrott's Internet Nexus: Provider of TV Movie Channels Looks to Expand to PC's and Video Players
Starz to offer movie download service for PDAs — Subscription 'Vondo' described as 'kind of iTunes for movies' — LOS ANGELES - Starz Entertainment Group is launching a movie download service that allows consumers to view full-length studio films, concerts and TV shows on portable devices powered by Microsoft Corp. software.
Scobleizer / Microsoft Geek Blogger:
Microsoft takes down Chinese blogger (my opinions on that) — OK, this one is depressing to me. It's one thing to pull a list of words out of blogs using an algorithm. It's another thing to become an agent of a government and censor an entire blogger's work. Yes, I know the consequences.
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
No Ads in Wikipedia Says Wales — Contrary to a news report that circulated in the blogosphere last week, Wikipedia has no plans to implement advertising on its burgeoning consumer generated encyclopedia. — That's according to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, who told ClickZ News …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AllPeers Is The FireFox "Killer App" — I've had a chance to talk to AllPeers founders Cedric Maloux and Matthew Gertner. This company is set to take the world by storm. In my opinon this single firefox extension will massively increase the attractiveness of that already popular browser …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News.com:
Why companies monitor blogs — In May 2003, the consumer advocacy group Ban Trans Fat sued Kraft Foods, demanding that the comestibles giant stop selling its Oreo cookies in California. — In the suit, the organization claimed that the popular snacks were plugging Californians' arteries …
Kevin Allison / Financial Times:
Windows PCs face 'huge' virus threat — Computer security experts were grappling with the threat of a new weakness in Microsoft's Windows operating system that could put hundreds of millions of PCs at risk of infection by spyware or viruses. — The news marks the latest security setback for Microsoft …
Seán Captain / Wired News:
Will Digital Cinema Can Pirates? — Switching from film-based to digital projectors in movie houses promises better quality for theatergoers. But it could also help Hollywood studios nab bootleggers. — Digital projectors can't stop people from recording movies, but they can allow studios …
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Security Hole Claimed for BlackBerrys — New research released over the weekend indicated that BlackBerrys — the ubiquitous handheld devices favored by on-the-go types — are vulnerable to a security hole that could let attackers break in to the gadgets by convincing users to open a specially crafted image file attached to an e-mail.
Discussion: Digital Common Sense
The Year That Was — Welcome back dear readers, for another fun-filled year of private equity news, analysis and non-sequiturs (I know dozens of better basketball coaches than Doc Rivers, and some of them coach 8-year-olds). Before charging into 2006, however, let's look back at 2005 with our first-ever PE Week Wire Awards.
Matt Marshall / SiliconBeat: Two more Silicon Valley media deals; Browster & Cradle
Adam Lashinsky / CNN:
Intel's new plan: Inside everything — The No. 1 chip maker sets its sights beyond the PC and into every digital gadget. Step 1, Apple. — (FORTUNE) Technology users, prepare to be sold. Intel, the world's most important semiconductor maker, has decided that it wants to be inside far more than just your PC.
John Paczkowski / Good Morning Silicon Valley: In the focus groups, it played better than "Struggling to retain market share"
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