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Emmis ties with Triton Digital and Omny Studio to repurpose shows on-demand

Emmis Communications has announced a three-way technology partnership which will more smoothly repurpose program content for online, on-demand distribution. The solution announced today is a blend of technologies offered by Omny Studio, which has specialized in easy-to-use program clipping and archiving, and Triton Digital, which brings its Tap Podcast monetization platform into the mix. Continue Reading

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GM and AT&T plan starts new era of in-car WiFi, could accelerate challenge to radio

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GM and AT&T have partnered to provide in-car WiFi across the GM model line of cars equipped with OnStar 4G LTE WiFi hotspot technology. The headline is the price: $20 a month for unlimited data. That dollar number is a milestone that could accelerate the challenge faced by terrestrial radio in connected cars. Continue Reading

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Google Home tests out audio advertising

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Voice-activated smart home speaker Google Home has started experimenting with what may or may not be an ad format. Owners of the device started hearing unprompted promotions for Disney’s upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast. Although Google then said the mentions weren’t intended as ads, will advertising be coming to these devices? Continue Reading

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INRIX, a connected car software provider, adds Napster and other streaming services

Music service Napster sent us a note that it has been added to the OpenCar platform developed by INRIX. INRIX is a U.S.-based software and services company that develops connectivity products for car makers. Napster is one of several audio services that have been incorporated into OpenCar, which is part of a services suite marketed in 50 countries. Continue Reading