Sony’s PSP game system is about to become a radio


…an Internet radio, that is.

Not a conventional or satellite or HD one.

Here’s the news from across the Pacific:

Sony has announced that Japanese PSP owners will be getting an update next week that includes Internet radio streaming. Interestingly, the screenshot says “Powered by SHOUTcast”… which is produced by an AOL subsidiary.

One can assume that this functionality will be coming to the U.S. in the near future.

There are, by the way, about ten million PSP’s in the hands of radio listeners in the U.S.

What we’re witnessing is alchemy in action: The slow and steady transformation of non-radios into radios via integration with the Internet. This will be limited only by the availability of devices which are Internet-connected, and there is no limit to those devices, from cars to refrigerators to game systems to clocks.

Wait and see.

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