Se muestran los artículos pertenecientes al tema 3.7.1 iRadio.
«Motorola's iRadio mobile music solution is on hold for a while. The much-hyped service that had been in beta testing for more than a year now is going back to the drawing board for some major revisions, in the hopes it can one day see the light of day.
fonte: «Motorola's iRadio Delayed, February 28, 2007, Billboardbiz, by Antony Bruno
«Bad song, flick. Commercial, flick. Too much jabbering, flick. Radio wasn't working. So we changed it. We kept the element of discovery that traditional radio offers-the chance to hear your next new favorite song-and let you throw your old favorites into the mix. And we reinvented how it's delivered.
fonte: «What is iRadio?», Motorola (consultado a 9/12/06)
«Motorola iRadio is now delivering pre-release album previews from J/Arista artists, part of a larger deal with parent label group Sony BMG. Monica is the first artist to "leak" her upcoming album, The Makings of Me, though others will soon jump on board. The album can be accessed in a dedicated Sony BMG area within iRadio, a music-focused platform that offers over 600 mobile-based streaming radio channels. Using Bluetooth capabilities, iRadio is designed to easily transport music into environments like the automobile and digital living room. Future artists were not mentioned, though the J/Arista roster includes Alicia Keys, Cassidy, Carrie Underwood, and Baby Bash. "The growth in mobile services, from ringtones to Motorola's iRadio, is astounding and continues to provide groundbreaking opportunities that benefit our artists and super-serve their fans," said Tom Corson, EVP/GM of J/Arista Records. Meanwhile, other major labels are expected to join suit, especially given the potential of mobile music distribution, and the security involved. "Motorola iRadio brings labels, artists, and fans together like never before ― in a seamless and secure manner," commented Dave Ulmer, senior director of Marketing at Motorola Digital Media Services.
«CBS Radio and Vibes Media have announced a nationwide partnership for Vibes’ iRadio Instant Response Text Messaging Platform. Effective immediately, the agreement provides 25 CBS Radio stations in New York, Los Angeles and 16 additional US markets the ability to personally engage their listeners in real time and create a wide variety of locally customized radio promotions.
fonte: Radio Ink, 8/6/06, CBS Radio & Vibes Media Announce Mobile Marketing Partnership»,
«An ubiquitous radio experience from Motorola is getting closer to launch, according to a top executive with the company (...). iRadio uses Bluetooth connectivity to port streaming music channels and personal collections across multiple environments, including the home and automobile. And during activities like exercising, the phone simply broadcasts directly. If successful, the strategy will position the Motorola device as the nucleus of a broad listening experience, offering an alternative to the market-leading iPod. Already, content relationships have been finalized with both Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, and deals with the remaining two majors are forthcoming. Meanwhile, more announcements are slated for CTIA in Las Vegas next week, including a slate of talk radio programming channels».
fonte: Digital Music News, «Motorola iRadio Bubbles, More Content Deals Imminent», 29/3/06)
«Motorola's iRadio is an early attempt to marry the cellphone, car radio and MP3 player. Based on the theory that before long the cellphone will be your primary provider of all portable electronic services, Motorola has gone charging into the content business, teaming with record labels and news companies to set up 480 channels of music and talk. With an iRadio-compatible phone, an adapter for your car radio, and installation, you would spend about 0 upfront and a monthly payment set at compared with a fee for satellite radio. Then you'd take your iRadio home each night, sync it up with your computer, and it would be ready to be used on foot or in the car, providing about 18 hours of entertainment. (The cellphone wirelessly transmits iRadio to your car audio, providing digital quality sound.)"This is the device formerly known as the cellphone," Motorola's Paul Alfieri said. "Why carry a second device? The cellphone's already on you. This is digital music that someone else programs for you, so you have the element of surprise plus the power of an iPod." (...) The benefit to the consumer is that there are no commercials — except that the entire channel is, in a sense, a commercial.) Unlike XM2go, iRadio doesn't let you keep music: If you like what you hear, you hold down a button on your radio and the song is added to your wish list. The next time you sync up your iRadio, you're offered a chance to buy the song.
(Rediscover the serendipity of radio, By Marc Fisher, The Washington Post, Saturday, February 4, 2006 - 12:00 AM)
"Now Motorola believes its new iRadio will grab consumer’s attention better than both satellite or HD Radio - and iPods - alone. The device combines music with cell phones in a mobile environment. It features hundreds of commercial-free Internet radio stations that can be downloaded onto listeners’ cell phones, along with their own personal content - songs or spoken word content from MP3 files.
After downloading the content to their home computer, the listener loads their cell phone with music so they can listen to it using their cell phone or a car stereo via Bluetooth. When listeners charge their phone at night, preset Internet streams are updated automatically." ('iRadio' to Crowd Radio in the Dash", Radio World, edição de 15/2/06)
"(...) Motorola announced plans Tuesday to launch iRadio later this year. The service features 435 commercial-free radio channels for about per month, nearly half the monthly .95 fee XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio charge for about 120 channels.
excerto da notícia Motorola Rivals Satellite Radio With iRadio, Katy Bachman, JANUARY 03, 2006 (Media Week)
acrescento: "Radio's real target for cell phone radio is Satellite radio. Here's why: They're both available by subscription. Thus they will target the folks who value portability - at a price. Because if they value portability for free they'll use that most archaic of all gadgets, the portable radio."
"A Motorola deu hoje a conhecer pormenores acerca da estratégia para o seu serviço de música por subscrição iRadio, que surgirá este ano (...).
"Motorola revela pormenores sobre iRadio e apresenta novos produtos para o lar", 2006-01-03 13:37:00, Casa dos Bits
A Motorola, fabricante norte-americano de telemóveis, prepara-se para lançar, no primeiro trimestre de 2006, o seu segundo ataque no mercado da música digital: depois do Rokr, vem aí o iRadio.
Nesta altura ainda não consegui perceber exactamente como é que vai funcionar, mas deixo algumas ideias (sem organização hierárquica):
- destina-se a concorrer com o iPod, ainda que num sistema diferente: o telemóvel é que será o centro de distribuição da música;
- a Motorola está a tentar fazer acordos com as multinacionais de música (já conseguiu a Universal) e convidou as editoras e artistas independentes a aderir. “This marries music distribution and radio. Traditional radio does not pay the artists. They pay the publishers. With iRadio every artist is being paid fairly,” said Dave Ulmer, director of marketing for iRadio. “Every time a song is played we pay the artist. We do not download and own the songs as you do with iTunes.”. (Não percebi se a ideia é criar estações de rádio baseadas na internet ou vender músicas individualmente);
- Falam em centenas de estações de rádio sem publicidade, ao gosto de cada um. Com algumas características individualizadoras: "The music or talk programs are cached on to the cell phone for one-time play. It is erased after it’s played. Subscribers cannot rewind or fast forward. They can only pause the program. “It pauses if the phone rings. You can also pause it and pick up where you left off.”
- iRadio será ouvido em casa, no carro ou no LDM, via bluetooth e outros sistemas wireless;
- o preço da assinatura não está definido, nem os operadores que vão distribuir o serviço, mas fala-se em menos de 10 dolares por mês. "“Radio is great, but if I can just create my own playlist, like iPod, if it’s cheaper, I would prefer to do that."
(citações retiradas de "Moto Tunes to iRadio", 4/10/05)
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