Se muestran los artículos pertenecientes a Diciembre de 2007.
«(...)I recently found a service that satisfies what was lacking for me in LastFM: Jango. Less feature-rich than Last.FM (I didn’t need all those features anyway), Jango is instant gratification from the moment you visit the site. You can start listening to songs in their entirety immediately, without even signing up. Not having to sign up hooked me into trying it out, and I’ve been using it daily ever since. You simply type in an artist, and a song starts playing.
A huge advantage of Jango is that you don’t have to own any music to get a great experience. If you don’t have iTunes, it doesn’t matter â€“ the music is just there for the listening and with nothing to download. And since it’s all web-based, you can use it on any computer, not just your own.
The music matching system on Jango is okay, but it could use some work. For instance, it seems to think because I like Steely Dan and James Taylor, I’ll also like the Beach Boys. No. And while I am a frequent listener of Mary J. Blige, I want R. Kelly out of the mix. Unfortunately, even though I click on the sad face to tell Jango never to play the offending song again, “Trapped in the Closet” continues to haunt me.» (fonte: «Last.FM, Jango, Pandora Trounce Music Discovery via Radio», 29/12/07
É a opinião de Gustavo Cardoso (Obercom):
«(...) A rádio é considerada por muitos autores como um meio de futuro e também eu creio que o que assistimos é à sua vitalidade e não ao seu desaparecimento, daí que concorde com Enrico Menduni sobre a rádio como um media de futuro. (...) a “Internet não matou a rádio mas deu-lhe uma terceira vida”. Uma vida diferente das anteriores, é claro. Mas uma nova vida sem dúvida. Uma vida alicerçada no facto de a rádio ser o media que mais facilmente se adapta à Web 2.0.»
fonte: CARDOSO, Gustavo, «A Terceira Vida da Rádio», editorial Obercom,
«[Internet] Es el medio que más crece en términos publicitarios desde hace años y, a partir de 2008, tiene muchas posibilidades de superar a un clásico como es la radio a escala mundial. La previsión de ZenithOptimedia apunta a que internet acaparará en todo el mundo una inversión de 30.428 millones de euros el año próximo y la radio, 25.786 millones. Ya ha sucedido en países como Reino Unido y, de cumplirse las previsiones, también será en pocos meses una realidad a escala global. Según las estimaciones de ZenithOptimedia, internet se convertirá en el año 2008 en el cuarto medio de comunicación por inversión publicitaria, con 44.583 millones de dólares en todo el mundo (30.428 millones de euros, un 9,4% del total de la tarta publicitaria), por detrás de la televisión (123.079 millones de euros, un 37,9% del total), la prensa (86.927 millones, un 26,8% de la inversión) y las revistas (38.511 millones, el 11,9% del total).Así, el medio online podría superar por primera vez a la radio, que acaparará 37.782 millones de euros (7,9% del total). Por detrás se sitúa el medio exterior, con 18.526 millones (5,7% de la tarta), y el cine, 1,488 millones (0,5%). En España, sin embargo, está lejos de cumplirse estas previsiones, ya que el desarrollo de internet queda aún por detrás de los países más avanzados. El año pasado, internet tuvo una inversión publicitaria de 160,3 millones de euros, apenas un 2,2% del total (7.149,5 millones de euros), según Infoadex. Otros datos que maneja la industria mejoran esta proporción, pero siguen siendo menores: según cifras del sector, internet ya ocupa algo más del 5% del total de la inversión en publicidad española. Ese porcentaje, con todo, queda aún muy por debajo de mercados europeos más avanzados -como Dinamarca, Noruega, Suecia y Reino Unido-, donde la publicidad en la web supera el 15% de la inversión total. Para estos países, las estimaciones son que en 2010 internet concentrará más del 20% de la inversión.»
fonte: «Internet superará en 2008 a la radio como canal publicitario», Cinco Dias, 4/12/07
«Discover and listen to radio shows broadcasted over the internet with the Nokia Internet Radio service now available. The application can be downloaded for free from http://www.nokia.com/internetradio and will also be embedded in upcoming Nokia S60 3rd edition devices."Most new music discovery occurs while you're listening to the radio," said Tommi Mustonen, head of the Nokia music business. "By offering the Nokia Internet Radio service on mobile devices, the radio experience becomes more accessible, giving people new ways to find music."With hundreds of internet radio stations to choose from worldwide, the station directory of Nokia Internet Radio makes music discovery effortless - browsing can be done based on station name, genre, country or language. To find out what hits are hot around the world, hourly updates of the top ten most popular internet radio stations are also available in the station directory. Plus, there is no need to search for your top stations time and again because adding them to the list of 'Favorites' makes them easily accessible. Moreover, the audio quality is enhanced by selecting appropriate streaming servers that match the speed of the current network connection. The Nokia Internet Radio application is currently available for download to the following devices: Nokia N82, Nokia N91, Nokia N95 and Nokia N95 8GB. The application is planned to be available later on further devices and will be embedded in selected upcoming Nokia S60 3rd edition devices. Please visit http://www.nokia.com/internetradio for the list of the latest compatible devices.»
fonte: «Discover New Music With Nokia Internet Radio», CNN Money December 03, 2007
«not only is online radio inexpensive to target (in some cases as easy as downloading a submission form, as is the case with Pandora), but it brings excitement, variety, and most importantly, NEW MUSIC into a medium that has exposed the public to less and less new music for years (I am speaking primarily of commercial radio). Online radio is a medium that is continuing to gain momentum and listeners, which means, of course, that the labels are looking for their cut of the profits. In March, the United States Copyright Royalty Board announced new royalty rates for webcasts, effective to 2010. The CRB endorsed the proposal of the RIAA-associated Sound Exchange royalty organization, which represents the major and some indie labels. The new rates would force webcasters to pay for each song streamed to each user, and increase over the next few years as follows: (details from Wired magazine)
2007: $.0011 to stream one song to one listener
These rates would put the smaller Webcasters that do not have significant advertising revenue out of business. And last week, Bloomberg announced that Yahoo and AOL may abandon Web radio as well with the raise in rates (“We’re not going to stay in the business if cost is more than we make long term,” Ian Rogers, general manager at Yahoo’s music unit, said in an interview). The rate increase is not a done deal, however. Webcasters have launched an appeal of the rates, which begins in February.
I’m all for musicians being paid fairly and taking advantage of all revenue streams, but from a marketing standpoint, does it really make sense to impose rates on a developing outlet like this that will essentially kill all but the largest players? Check out more opinions here. »
fonte: KING, Michael, The Trouble with the Future of Radio, 3/12/07
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«I’ve “discovered” the new Internet radio: specifically Pandora. I love this! Nothing to download, it’s intuitive to use, I choose the tracks I want, I choose the artists, I choose the order, I can make a mix. It’s wonderful! 'But now Internet radio is back in a different form; some don’t call it radio but rather “music discovery” or “social radio.” For me it has taken the place of the staticky old box. Traditional radio was always hit-or-miss for hearing music that I liked, but these services have made it so much easier, as they allow you to filter out what you don’t want to hear and discover new things you might not ever hear on the radio.'» (I Just Discovered the “New” Internet Radio)
«IPC Ignite, publishers of NME magazine has teamed up with Xfm founder Sammy Jacob and music company DX Media to launch NME Radio. The station will broadcast via 'various digital platforms' from mid-2008 and will be presenter-driven with alternative music 24 hours a day»
«The San Diego Union-Tribune's SignOn San Diego site is set to officially launch its all-San Diego-music all-the-time streaming radio station Monday» The San Diego Business Journal reports Harry Martin, better known as "Happy Hare," is among the crew of veteran radio personalities recently hired by The San Diego Union-Tribune's newest Internet radio station (they now have two). Martin, credited as being among the first to bring his own zany style of platter chatter to the airwaves in the late 1950s, welcomes the chance to develop his latent talk show talent in a format he calls "newsic," which combines news talk and music each Wednesday afternoon on SignOn Radio, the paper's second Internet radio station. SignOn Radio, an eclectic format, was launched in October, about a year and a half after "Amplify SD," the Union-Tribune's unplugged station plugged exclusively into the local indie rock scene. It's unique among major U.S. daily newspapers, since none have followed suit.
«The Nielsen Company today released the findings of an in-depth study on the mobile media and cross media behavior of U.S. "tweens" (ages 8-12). The report estimates that: 35% of tweens own a mobile phone. (...) While text-messaging and ringtones remain the most pervasive non-voice functions on the phone, other content such as downloaded wallpapers, music, games and Internet access also rank highly among tweens. According to Nielsen, 5% of tweens access the Internet over their phone each month. While 41% of tween mobile Internet users say they do so while commuting or traveling (to school, for example), mobile content such as the Internet is also a social medium for this audience: 26% of tween mobile Internet users say they access the web while at a friend's house and 17% say they do so at social events. The report, "Kids on the Go: Mobile Usage by U.S. Teens and Tweens," was conducted by Nielsen Mobile and BASES, two services of Nielsen. It also provides insights on teen and tween use of specific content brands, genre preferences, overall use of leisure time and demographic profiles. The full report will be released on December 14.The Nielsen Company today released the findings of an in-depth study on the mobile media and cross media behavior of U.S. "tweens" (ages 8-12). »
fonte: «35% of U.S. Tweens Own a Mobile Phone, According to Nielsen», 3/12/07
«British consumers have bought six million DAB radios because they want to listen to services which are not available on either AM or FM. It is a familiar argument and one that has become the mantra of countless analysts, consultants, broadcasters, regulators and journalists. I have spread the same message through conference speeches, articles, e-mails and blog posts. But now we are all being asked to think again, as France questions whether listeners really do want more choice. Although DMB audio is less efficient than DAB+, this is only a problem if your objective is to extend choice. But the GRN believes that French listeners are already well served. "Significantly increased programme offering is not a strong consumer demand," says Radio France's Sylvain Anichini. "In France, there is already a very diverse offering in most places."» fonte: «Re-thinking radio's digital future», Mike Mullane, 4/12/07
« (...)His comments come as France appears poised to adopt T-DMB technology for digital radio services, even though it was designed for mobile TV. It is an audacious move backed by the Groupement pour la Radio Numérique (Association for Digital Radio), a group of broadcasters whose members have more than 95 per cent of France's domestic audience. GRN members have already started trial services in Paris, with a nationwide commercial launch planned for Christmas 2008. The French authorities will provide frequencies in the VHF (Band III) and Band L range. The GRN is plumping for T-DMB, rather than DAB+, because its members believe that multimedia services will play an important part in the future of radio. Unless radio becomes interactive and adds pictures, they say, it will die a slow, but inevitable death. "Digital radio cannot only be digital sound - it needs to have the right functionalities to compete with other digital offerings," says Anichini. These include a screen, rich data, synchronization between data and sound and high audio quality. I am one of those who believe that radio’s unique advantage is that you can listen to it whilst doing other things. The challenge facing mobile TV, in contrast, is to convince consumers that it is not a “sit-back” medium. Nevertheless, the GRN perceives mobile TV as a real threat to the future of radio. For this reason, they argue that radio needs to be in DMB-equipped mobile phones. Samsung will provide the phones. However, Nokia, which prefers the rival DVB-H technology, is unlikely to follow suit. Instead, the Finnish giant is offering a free Internet Radio download for all Nokia phones running the Series 60 operating system. The service, which allows users to browse for radio programmes by genre, language, country, or name, will be installed on new phones. The fact that GRN broadcasters are demanding more bits for DMB services will further restrict competition. However, Nokia's Internet Radio could have a significant Long Tail effect by allowing small stations squeezed out by the GRN a real opportunity to reach new audiences. This leads us to the other question mark against the French strategy: is multimedia really the future of radio? Despite massive investment, commercial broadcasters in the UK have so far failed to launch any truly successful services. Multimedia is undoubtedly a sexy addition to radio, but can it really compete with the sophisticated services already available on the Internet? Many outside France, including foreign regulators and receiver manufacturers, have condemned the GRN’s controversial decision to adopt T-DMB for radio services. But perhaps the French are the ones who are seeing furthest into the future. If you build a network capable of transmitting DMB audio, it is easy to convert it to deliver DMB video. However, if you build a DAB+ network, there is no migration path to the brave new world of multimedia services. I suspect this is a question of culture, rather than technology. Different choices - T-DMB or DAB+ - may be appropriate in different countries.»
fonte: «Re-thinking radio's digital future», Mike Mullane, 4/12/07
Mais: «Sachant que les expériences de RNT lancées en Espagne, en Italie et en Allemagne n'ont pas rencontré un franc succès public - la Grande-Bretagne a depuis longtemps adopté une autre norme que celle retenue par la France -, Christine Albanel n'a pas manqué de souligner, mercredi 5 décembre : "La France est l'un des premiers pays européens à se lancer, et je ne doute pas que nous ferons rapidement école." Ce qui pourrait participer à la "massification" de la radio numérique.»; Le numérique offrira des possibilités nouvelles à l'auditeur.
«"Il est dommage que les pouvoirs publics, français et européens, n'accordent pas plus de place à la radio numérique terrestre (RNT) dans leurs discours", a regretté Jean-Paul Cluzel, président de Radio France, en ouverture du 10e Forum international du son multi-canal qui s'est tenu, à Paris, les 25 et 26 octobre. "Dans quelques mois, la France assurera la présidence de l'Union européenne. C'est donc le bon moment pour dialoguer entre pays européens pour une Europe de la radio numérique", a-t-il ajouté. (...) Encore faut-il que les autorités françaises acceptent la norme actuellement utilisée en Angleterre (DAB +) en plus de celle que prônent les grands diffuseurs français (T-DMB). Les deux sont compatibles. La Commission européenne attend une réponse avant le 16 novembre. Viendra ensuite la bataille pour récupérer des fréquences dans un contexte de pénurie. Pas sûr en effet que les quelques 1 000 radios françaises trouvent leur place dans le nouveau paysage numérique. »
Mais: «According to Wikipedia: "DMB was developed in South Korea under the national IT project and the world's first official DMB broadcast started in South Korea in 2005, although trials were available much earlier." Trials are also being run in Germany, Italy, Norway, Indonesia and other places.
«The GRN is plumping for T-DMB, rather than DAB+, because its members believe that multimedia services will play an important part in the future of radio. Unless radio becomes interactive and adds pictures, they say, it will die a slow, but inevitable death. "Digital radio cannot only be digital sound - it needs to have the right functionalities to compete with other digital offerings," says Anichini. These include a screen, rich data, synchronization between data and sound and high audio quality. I am one of those who believe that radio’s unique advantage is that you can listen to it whilst doing other things. The challenge facing mobile TV, in contrast, is to convince consumers that it is not a “sit-back” medium. Nevertheless, the GRN perceives mobile TV as a real threat to the future of radio. For this reason, they argue that radio needs to be in DMB-equipped mobile phones. (...) This leads us to the other question mark against the French strategy: is multimedia really the future of radio? Despite massive investment, commercial broadcasters in the UK have so far failed to launch any truly successful services. Multimedia is undoubtedly a sexy addition to radio, but can it really compete with the sophisticated services already available on the Internet?»
Mike Mullane on 04 December 2007 Re-thinking radio's digital future, Multimedia meets radio
«Dan Mason: “Radio is reinventing itself as a reach medium.”
After sitting out of the public debate over Arbitron’s People Meter rollout, CBS Radio CEO Dan Mason is going on the record with research-fueled reasoning backing electronic measurement. He says “Our commitment is to lead the radio industry in proving the value and power of local radio and also proving the value of radio reach.” »
«The first DRM+ trial got underway in November in Hannover, Germany, and will run until late February.
Two DRM Associate Members are conducting the test: regional regulator NLM and Leibniz Universität Hannover. The DRM+ test results will provide the basis for standardization of the DRM+ system, which is planned for 2008.
On the basis of a joint report by DRM Associate Member the Fachhochschule Kaiserslautern and local regulator LMK, the federal spectrum overseer awarded licenses for digital radio trials in accordance with a set timetable»
«Wall Street uses the “R” word.
It's bracing for a local advertising slowdown. “Local advertising appears to be in the midst of recessionary trends” says Bank of America's Jonathan Jacoby, who believes that’s putting more pressure on an already weak marketplace. But it’s not just radio. All local media will be hit, says Wachovia's Marci Ryvicker, downgrading her radio, TV and outdoor estimates. She bases her read on economic and advertising woes, which she believes are “no longer temporary.”»
«(...) I understand that there is a growing need for personalization in today's society. People want to hear what they want, exactly when they want it. FM radio cannot fulfill that desire. (...) This is something that needs to be considered when looking at the future of radio, and it is something that I still cannot answer, nor can anybody else. I like to compare radio's future to the internet about 15 years ago. Nobody knew where it was going, but they knew it was going to be something big.»
«Why is this important when all anyone cares about is 25-54? These are the years when media habits and loyalties are formed; These are the years when music becomes so much more important to most; These are the years when radio usage typically increases dramatically; All will eventually turn 25
-12-24 are the years when people dramatically increase their radio listening. The evidence suggests that this current cohort of 12-24s are not increasing by nearly as much as previous groups
«(...) changing consumer behavior is giving subscription advocates new hope. Members of the Facebook Generation are bombarded with music recommendations every day, and don't necessarily want to pay a buck to check each one out. And since people are used to getting e-mail, appointments, and news feeds streamed to smartphones and other devices, many industry watchers assume they'll want the same for music. "If I can access whatever I want whenever I want," says Ted Cohen, who led EMI's digital music efforts and now runs an entertainment consultancy called TAG Strategic, "why do I need to own it?"»
Do estudo Bedroom Project («No demographic presents more challenges—and more untapped opportunities—to broadcasters than 17- to 28-year-olds»:
«SNL Kagan predicts that U.S. radio advertising sales -- excluding nonspot sales -- will drop below billion this year after hitting .1 billion last year. However, after that, revenue should grow 3.2% annually to .7 billion in 2016, the group said»
«In a major increase in the availability of legal free music, the world's largest record label has agreed to let users of a fast-growing website listen to its entire catalog of digitized music files.
Universal Music Group struck the deal with Imeem.com, a music-oriented social networking site, in exchange for a cut of the revenue from advertising viewed while its songs are playing.
The deal by the label for artists including U2, Amy Winehouse and Black Eyed Peas brings the last of the four major record companies to Imeem, which lets users listen while on the site but not download their own copies.
Each play of a song will net Universal a guaranteed minimum of a fraction of a cent, even if no ads are viewed, a person familiar with the arrangement said Sunday. That clause is believed to be the first of its kind for any ad-driven deal with a label.
"We're embracing the ad-supported business model. These are our crown jewels: on-demand, full-length tracks," said Universal Executive Vice President Rio D. Caraeff. "Imeem is the largest deal we have struck to date."» fonte : «Universal Music Group, Imeem strike deal», By Joseph Menn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, December 10, 2007
«Social networking is an activity that 37% of US adult Internet users and 70% of online teens engage in every month, and the numbers continue to grow. eMarketer projects that by 2011, one-half of online adults and 84% of online teens in the US will use social networking. The Social Network Marketing report analyzes the evolution of this growing Internet activity and its advertising revenues. Marketers are continuing to experiment with social network advertising, with 0 million being spent on social networking sites in the US this year and a projected .6 billion in 2008. Worldwide, online social network ad spending is expected to grow by 81%, to .2 billion in 2008 from .2 billion this year. If social network marketing delivers on the promise of peer recommendations, however, this flow of advertising dollars will become a flood»
«Without doubt, spreading our content across multiple distribution channels is one of the keys to radio's future»
«'New Cars have iPod jacks. That will greatly impact in-car listening. No matter how few commercials a radio station run, iPods run fewer,' Cooke [Holland Cooke, news/talk specialist with McVay Media]. (...) Not an easy chore since satellite, Internet, Wifi, and iPod and their ilk are expected to make the battle for sahres in of in-car listening uncomfortably close for 2017 and beyond, experts said».
fonte: «Radio in 2017 explored», RADIO World, 5/12/07, Randy j. Stine. pag 10
«McLuhan entendia que todo meio novo trata, num primeiro momento, de integrar os meios precedentes e se referir a eles. O termo hibridização foi cunhado na década de 60 para caracterizar as mudanças provocadas pela grande penetrabilidade da televisão. Trinta anos depois, permanece atual e oferece uma oportunidade especialmente favorável à observação dos componentes e propriedades estruturais da dinâmica do processo em Curso.» (Bianco in Meditsch 2005: 160)
«Social networking exploded in 2007, led by MySpace and Facebook, but marketers are still struggling to figure out how to capitalize on that growth, even as they hike their ad spending on those sites. That will be among the big challenges of 2008.
“We are in a period of experimentation,” observes David Schatsky, president of JupiterResearch, the research outfit.
“Social media as a phenomenon, and what a social media experience is, continues to evolve. If Facebook and MySpace didn’t change, then 2008 would be a year when marketers could figure out how to use them. But they keep changing.” As it was, social networking dominated 2007, following several years of huge growth, and it will again dominate in 2008, as the big internet wave. This will occur against a backdrop of rising broadband penetration and double-digit growth in ad spending.» (fonte: Internet 2008: Making the connection,
«Rhapsody, the music service, just introduced its Facebook application. It’s easy to skip past this, because everybody has a Facebook app these days. But it’s worth a look because the experience shows that an application on Facebook can have much more usefulness than Zombies and SuperPoke. Rhapsody isn’t changing its economic model for Facebook. It lets users stream up to 25 songs a month on their computers free. People who want to listen to more music or download tracks to portable devices have to pay to a month. (I think the 25-free-song limit is silly, but that’s not what I’m writing about today.) What’s important is how integrating with Facebook makes some key aspects of using Rhapsody and connecting to friends easier. Once you log onto Facebook, you don’t have to log on separately to Rhapsody or load any other software.» (fonte: Beyond Sheep-Throwing: Rhapsody on Facebook, By Saul Hansell, 17/12/07, NYT)
Dana Hall, Executive Editor da página/empresa Radio-Info.com, diz o que deve ter um bom site de rádio e dá tres bons exemplos:
«1. Consistent branding of your station.
«Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) is offering a firmware upgrade for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) that will bring Internet radio via AOL’s ShoutCast Radio to the handheld entertainment devices.
Using the update, PSP users will have access to more than 20,000 stations using an Internet connection through a Wi-Fi hot spot. A variety of songs and genres can be streamed through the player, including pop, hip-hop, rock and talk.
... diz o presidente do grupo Emmis, Jeff Smulyan: "We have to re-invent this medium."
«According to data released by Digital Music News and media tracking firm BigChampagne, one-third of all PCs worldwide have LimeWire installed. For those who are among the other two-thirds, LimeWire is the top P2P file sharing software - the iTunes of "stealing" music so to speak. Usage comes in at exactly 36.4% of all PCs according to the survey, and of course its the target of a multi-year RIAA lawsuit (no doubt a side effect of its popularity). So if people aren't willing to pay for music (afterall, music will be free eventually), it's no surprise that many aren't willing to pay for radio either. For most, "radio" goes hand-in-hand with "music," even if it is far more than a simple playlist. The challenge is to convey that.» (fonte: ORBICAST, «One reason why people aren't willing to pay for radio», 23/12/07)
«Listen to millions of songs without paying per track. Play all the music you want for one low monthly price. Rhapsody memberships start at just .99/month» . Rhapsody is a digital music service that lets you listen to whatever you want, whenever you want it. With online music stores, you pay for every track or album, but Rhapsody lets you listen to everything we've got for one low monthly price» «How is Rhapsody different? Unlike other music services that charge you every time you download a song, Rhapsody allows you to listen to as much music as you want for one low monthly fee (starting at .99/month, less than the cost of a CD). Our all-you-can-eat plans allow you to explore all the music you want without having to pay for every single track or album»
«There are two types of membership:
If you're not ready for membership, you can try Rhapsody for free. (Free Account:Play 25 tracks for free each month, no credit card required). Sorry, we are only able to offer Rhapsody® to US customers at this time.
«Members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees have introduced a proposed bill that would force terrestrial broadcasters to pay a performance royalty, the first royalty obligation of its kind for AM/FM radio.
«Currently, broadcasters pay only for the right to use the composition and do not pay for the use of sound recordings in their over-the-air operations of the actual recording. “This long-expected bill will no doubt fuel new debate over the need and justification for this new fee… The proponents of the bill have contended that it is necessary to achieve fairness, as digital music services pay such a fee. To ease the shock of the transition, the bill proposes flat fees for small and noncommercial broadcasters – fees which themselves undercut the notion of fairness, as they are far lower than fees for comparable digital services»
«According to Compete.com, in the month of November Jango had 244,522 users compared to FineTune who had 149,106. Slacker garnered 329, 310 while last.fm and Pandora raked in roughly 1.4 million each. They obviously have a ways to go to catch up with the big dogs, but that’s not too shabby considering they’ve been out of Beta for just over a month.
Não sei quanto tempo vai durar, mas aqui fica o endereço:
Devo dizer que o serviço é fraco: lento, com paragens
«The usual method to access Pandora is to use a proxy that is located in the United States so that Pandora believes that you are from there to. A far better solution was posted in the comments of this blog yesterday. Global Pandora offers the Pandora interface on a independent website that requires no registration. Just enter a song or artist and a radio station will be build and you can listen to it. All without using a proxy, hiding your real IP or registration.»
AINDA MAIS: «How to: access Pandora from outside the US»
OU «Well, here’s the good alternative to all non-US residents. The box is open! You can now listen to your favorite songs through GlobalPandora.»
REACÇÃO: «Westergren also noted that Pandora “must abide by the many copyright laws around the world – that includes making commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized use of Pandora.” He said that Pandora would not be able to support applications like globalPandora, and in fact “must periodically actively break them when we can.” “I sure hope the record labels wise up soon,” Westergren closed. “[T]heir strategy (if there actually is one) is disastrous for artists.” Being in the U.S., we aren’t able to test the effectiveness of this work-around ourselves. However it does appear that, at least for the time being, international listeners have their Pandora back.»
OU: «Since Pandora started blocking users outside US some solutions where proposed, but only one made to the top - Tor.
«The WiMax Forum said its lead certification lab is open for formal Mobile WiMax certification testing and evaluation of Mobile WiMax products.
The organization called this a step to bringing service providers closer to offering mobile broadband Internet to consumers.
That means vendors can begin submitting 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz Mobile WiMax equipment for testing.
The lab is at AT4 Wireless in Spain; four other labs are planned in the United States, Taiwan, China and Korea.
“With today’s announcement, certified Mobile WiMax products are projected to reach the commercial market in early 2008. The WiMax Forum expects hundreds of products to be submitted for testing,” it stated, calling the announcement an important milestone, particularly “relative to alternative mobile broadband technologies such as LTE which are several years behind WiMax technology.”
The Forum says 300 operators in 65 countries have deployed Mobile WiMax pilots and trials».
Transistor kills the radio star?
Um blogue de suporte a uma investigação sobre a rádio do futuro - ou o que quer que ela se venha a chamar...
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