Quick Hits: CDs rule Japan; ad agency talks internet radio; GM’s connected car apps

Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:

NYT on why CDs rule Japan: The New York Times published a feature examining the habits of listeners in Japan. Many streaming services have struggled to enter the Japanese market, where CDs are still the medium of choice for music.

Dash Two on internet radio for advertising: Media-buying agency Dash Two contributed a guest post to Hypebot about the status of internet radio. It offers an industry perspective on how businesses can approach online music services as a source of advertising.

GM narrowing focus for connected car apps: GigaOm profiled the connected car strategy at GM. The car company recently shifted its approach and opted to let Apple and Google supply most of the apps for its dashboard interface. GM President of the Global Connected Consumer Mary Chan explained that GM would focus its app development efforts on software directly related to vehicles’ core driving capabilities.

Anna Washenko