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Sirius XM, Amazon team up for satellite radio and smart speaker bundles

Sirius XM has entered a marketing partnership with Amazon to offer two potential deals in the crossover between satellite radio and smart speakers. The bundles are part of a major promotional initiative by Sirius XM called Bring Us Home, a campaign centered on encouraging listeners to use its satellite radio plans outside of cars. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: New tech means more choice, and the Apple Podcasts Chart is screwed, so what comes next?

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Several posts from James covering the drama around the Apple Podcast charts and the options provided by new technologies. Continue Reading

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NextRadio/Tagstation facing extinction: No industry support according to Emmis boss Smulyan

Emmis Communications Corp announced in a quarterly earnings call that it will “dramatically reduce the operations” of its NextRadio project following years of losses. NextRadio was an effort to make mobile phones act like portable radios, with an app that let listeners tune in to FM stations. It also offered targeted advertising and other enhancements. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Why are you in radio anyway? And a beautiful transmitter in Germany

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: James and other industry leaders ask the pertinent questions about motivation. Why are people working in, or listening to, radio? Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Personalisation of linear radio; and Pandora bought by SiriusXM

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Sirius XM acquires Pandora. Breaking down the latest in upheavals at the leadership at ABC in Australia. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Twitter launches a ‘live podcasting’ service – or, as we know it, radio

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Digging into Periscope Audio from Twitter, and the tech world’s view of radio versus podcasting. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s Future of Radio: Smart speakers and public radio fans

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s Future of Radio is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Diving into the results of the Public Radio Techsurvey. The first U.S. radio station owned by Europeans. Smart speaker insights. Continue Reading