Jon Irwin, President of Rhapsody, told me at SFMusicTech that smartphone technology – particularly the IOS and Android platforms – has enabled a radically new experience for music lovers. As Irwin explained, this shifts the industry’s business model from the sale of product to what he calls “streaming as a platform,” noting the increasing dominance of subscription services like Rhapsody, Spotify… → Read More
Intrigued upon hearing about these StartupWeekend vets, I managed to track down Cannon.fm founders Ryan Cox and Mat Marcum in order to get a little more info about their interesting and imminently launching streaming music startup.
Cannon.fm is like a lot of other streaming music services out there — Pandora and Spotify come to mind — however this lean team of eight or so have an… → Read More
Quick Version: In a world chock full of streaming music devices, the Philips Streamium NP1100 blends into the crowd as a straightforward, easy-to-use network device. → Read More
A recent update to the net-connected Chumby device adds Pandora Radio as an option under the Music menu. Check out the above video for a quick demonstration of everything. It’s pretty straightforward – you’ll need to reboot your Chumby to get it to show up initially but once that’s done, you’ll find the Pandora option amongst the other available music sources. Then, simply enter your… → Read More
As a current TiVo and former Rhapsody subscriber, the idea of putting the two together intrigues me. What doesn’t intrigue me is paying $17 a month for TiVo and another $13 a month to use Rhapsody on it. I like the services and all but $30 a month seems a little steep, especially on top of the extortion money that I have to shell out to Comcast every month to rent (against my will) a… → Read More
We’ve all grown to love or hate the Zune in the last few months, but this here factoid may change your mind for the better if you’re apart of the latter group. The FM transmitter accessory for the Zune is meant to be used for your car stereo, but remember how the Zune has built in FM tuners? Has it clicked yet? You can tap into the frequency one Zune is transmitting via the FM transmitter on… → Read More