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Sirius XM

XM Pricing Strategy … Up, Up, Up!

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On April 2, 2005 XM will increase their monthly subscription fee by 23%.  Their, very matter of fact, letter states that they have made “dramatic improvements” to their channel lineup.  These improvements include 50 new channels, like: ACC, PAC-10, and Big Ten college football and basketball and traffic and weather channels covering 21 markets.  Will […]

Peer-to-Peer

VC’s Think File Sharing Is Cool

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Tim Halle, our Technology Subcommittee Chair, send me a .pdf copy of the Brief of the National Venture Capital Association as Amicus Curiae in support of Respondents in the very important, METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC., ET AL., Petitioners, v. GROKSTER, LTD., ET AL., Respondents. Download amicusbrief.pdf   Tim thought that I would be surprised that the […]

Mel Karmazin

Mel Karmazin at 2005 Media Summit New York

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The 2005 Media Summit New York started off with a bang yesterday morning as keynote speaker, Mel Karmazin, CEO Sirius Satellite Radio was interviewed by BusinessWeek Media Editor, Tom Lowry.   Always entertaining, Mel started off by throwing down the gauntlet to terrestrial radio – calling it a mature business with growth limited to GDP increases.  […]

Halo 2

Halo Goes To Hollywood – Microsoft Style

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This article by Seattle Times technology writer, Kim Peterson, tells you some of the facts about Halo 2 and Microsoft’s unusual plans to make it into a movie.  This is an interesting twist on the concept of line extension.  Most video games that have tried to cross over into linear story telling have enjoyed less […]

Sirius XM

Satellite Wars

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I was at CES I was lucky enough to spend a few minutes with Joseph Damato, Director – Consumer Electronics for Delphi.  They make hardware for XM and Sirius Satellite Radio.  Our conversation was about compatibility and consumer choice.  While Joseph did not want me to use a time frame, he did say that the […]