iphone spells the end for SIRI and XMSR
Posted on Sep 19, 2007 by Paul White
If you compare Satelite Radio to other technologies, its suprizing that
it has made it for as long as it has. My honest opinion, these stock's
entire value is based on hype, and speculation. Neither company turns
A few technologies threaten its customer base.
IPOD / MP3 players.
Users now more than ever want to hear what they want to hear and when
they want to hear it. Users can get their music off Itunes or a number
of other services, including ones that are free and not exactly legal.
Most 20 something yuppies carry them.
This is how the marjority of computer people and IT professionals get
their music. With over 10,000 internet Radio Stations, there is a wide
selection to choose from, and in all languages and genres. All you
need is an internet connections. Since most cell phones
internet connections, these portable devices can tap into the internet
radio while on the go. If you subscribe to a unlimited data plan.
Like Tzones from Tmobile. Then it doesn't even use up minutes to
listen to internet radio on your phone.
Even though in recent years this format has struggled to keep up, it
still plays a huge part of users listening needs. Most would agree
that the programming
on local radio has improved to keep up with
Why Satelite Radio will fail.
If we have learned one thing in the past couple years, its that
advertsing dollars are going online. Companies like Google, YouTube,
MySpace, make this evident. With internet based Advertisers you know
when people are looking at your site and where they are from. These
are not nelson ratings. These are real people, and real statistics.
Satelite Radio has no way of tracking when people are listening, where
they are from, or what station. This makes advertisers wonder if they
are just wasting their money. Satelite Radio also suffers because its
not a practical to get local advertisers ( small businesses ) which are
the bread and butter of Local Radio's Revenue.
Where is this going?
Lets take a look at the evolution of personal technology.
Wrist Watch ---- > Cell Phone ----- > Cell Phone with Camera
------> Cell phone with Camera and Internet and Email ----- >
Apple I phone.
Apple has sold over 1 million Iphones in less than 6 months.
Iphone can get Internet Radio.
So where do you think the future of mobile entertainment
Think about when Internet Television makes it to cell phones
Then Cable Operators will be the next on the chopping block
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