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  • Apple Getting Into The Dashboard - Should Sirius XM Worry? [View article]
    b-shady.....

    If Apple becomes the platform for a dash and runs a suite of apps through that, they own better real-estate than they did before.
    Jun 12, 2013. 03:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Getting Into The Dashboard - Should Sirius XM Worry? [View article]
    Lean....

    Sirius XM does have a navigation service:

    http://bit.ly/11V7aTp

    Car location is not really easy in that the satellite beam is one way. In theory they could beam a signal to your car that activated a cell based item that could locate your car. A cheaper way is to get a boost mobile phone (Pay about $20 a year) with GPS tracking. Hard wire it to power and stick it under your dash.You will always have a GPS location of your car.
    Jun 12, 2013. 12:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Getting Into The Dashboard - Should Sirius XM Worry? [View article]
    chris....

    Right now Liberty is in the control of John Malone and Liberty Media.
    Jun 11, 2013. 05:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Getting Into The Dashboard - Should Sirius XM Worry? [View article]
    There are those that will go through the next few years oblivious to what is happening.

    People have smartphones.....At least those that matter do.

    People pay for data. It happens all of the time.

    People want what they want. It could be SIRI, it could be Apple.

    The average person does not touch 2GB. If they do, going to 4GB is only $10 more.
    Jun 11, 2013. 04:06 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Getting Into The Dashboard - Should Sirius XM Worry? [View article]
    ej76az....

    I do stream audio frequently. A solution to that issue is mobile caching, which a company called Slacker has a really slick methodology.

    I am a satellite radio fan and am fully willing to state that the whole "data cost" argument is old, tired, and lacks any real meat. It is why I have long said that Sirius XM needs to embrace the streaming side of its business. Thankfully it is doing that
    Jun 11, 2013. 03:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Getting Into The Dashboard - Should Sirius XM Worry? [View article]
    nofool....

    Who does that? Certainly a very small and slim percentage.
    Jun 11, 2013. 12:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Getting Into The Dashboard - Should Sirius XM Worry? [View article]
    drtx....

    I hear the discussion about data plans and cost. Over the past few years I have gone over 2GB on data once or twice. It was never an issue because I had unlimited data.

    I just switched phones, and under the new plan I can get 6GB for less per month than I was previously paying.

    Data is only a big issue for a very small percentage of users
    Jun 11, 2013. 11:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • iTunes Match Getting Ready To Launch - Should Others Worry? [View article]
    wuw....

    I did not say Apple match is radio. I stated:

    "I can already hear critics calling iCloud a "jukebox" or "locker" in the sky and stating that this is not a big deal. While the locker in the sky mantra is true at the moment, there is no telling what Apple will do next. With Apple's billions, the options are almost limitless."

    You proved my point for me.

    I then stated:

    "In addition, with cloud-based service, it is now much easier for Apple to dip Apple's proverbial toes into the waters of a subscription type service that would allow consumers, for a monthly fee, to listen to whatever they want whenever they want."

    Clearly Apple is not getting into a radio type business as yet, nor are they even getting into a music rental service like MOG. However, they are much closer to this than they used to be
    Aug 31, 2011. 11:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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