Tag: ibiquity

08/28

The Nail in HD Radio’s Coffin – And What It Means For You

From Tom Taylor Now: A site named GMAuthority says among the changes for the [Chevrolet] Traverse, “HD Radio [is] removed.” There’s more. For the 2015 Silverado truck, GMAuthority says “HD radio feature removed from all radios.” Same for the 2015 GMC Sierra truck, here. For the high-end Buick Enclave, the previous “Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM/HD Radio with CD player” is replaced by “AM/FM/SiriusXM radio with CD player.” No mention of HD. As for the Chevy Impala, no HD, and SiriusXM also appears to be missing. So is GM’s in-house OnStar – but there’s a visible reason for that. The GMAuthority … [Read more...]

12/03

How to “Rescue” Radio

How to "rescue" radio? Doc Searls has some ideas, and Doc's a very smart man. He is, among other things, the co-author of the classic The Cluetrain Manifesto that anticipated social media and the power of the social consumer by a decade. I don't agree with all of his points, but I'll share a few of the most interesting here. First, he redefines radio as "streamed audio," unbound from "transmitter mentality." This is a familiar conversation in radio circles, of course - and one that keeps bumping up against business model realities that are realities only for those who are beholden to … [Read more...]

06/20

The dark secret iBiquity doesn’t want you to know

Hot in the news is a new patent application from Apple for what has been portrayed as HD Radio capability in iPods or possibly even iPhones.What's left out of the news is one important point:  We're talking about an accessory here - not a core functional piece of the iPod hardware.  That's abundantly clear from the title of Apple's application and completely missed by most of the radio industry trades:  "Digital Radio Tagging Using an RF Tuner Accessory."  An accessory is what you call shoes and a purse.  It's not part of the dress … [Read more...]

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