Mark Ramsey has an interesting bit on a research infotainment devices from VW which is linked here , it has a short video and only mentions Sirius in the context of the head unit being all in one.
what message does this video give out, imho the dashboard will be opened up for any service which is willing to pay the freight to oems. or share the revenue pie with auto makers. they have become a toll-booth to the captive auto listeners. I suspect this is why the sirius/xm deals were all extended by the parties.it tends to give the oems some leverage when setting fees for new content providers looking to enter the dash. and would think the deals serve to protect the sirius/xm distribution platform as well.
with that said, if that is case. i wonder what the fcc will think about its open device requirement for sdars, as it now looks,to me. to be a toothless lazy old tiger content to just lay in the sun.
It features an all-new "infotainment" in-dash system that features all kinds of interactive content along with a handy, dandy AM/FM radio (and not the HD kind).
The thing you need to understand about this (inevitable) technology is this: Anything that occupies space with a radio and consumes the same attention and time as a radio competes with a radio and substitutes for a radio.
So just back from a job in Europe in time to watch GM put into bankruptcy.
What was that you were saying JohnnyIrishXM and Reimor (?) about bankruptcy?
I believe you guys said it wasnt going to happen and i said it would. And I said it would be the bondholders that would prevent a deal allowing GM from avoiding bankruptcy.
Still holding to that position?
Which all goes back to what I said when i first came on this site. Nothing much
is going to happen to the stock price until all the car companies messes are
behind us. Anyway....
Charles what I am saying is that, I think they had their reasons for waiting. What those reasons where I dont know and nether do you. Charles, while you may think you are more intelligent then all the people at SIRIXM, I dont. It all gos back to that jackass that would come up to me and say you should try this or that, not having a clue what was already discussed or may have been researched and found to be a losing deal for reasons he could not even begin to think of.
First of all that PPS was because of hype of Stern and Mel coming to SIRI. So while you want to blame Mel for the PPS dropping you have to give him credit for it even getting that high in the first place.
Mar. 3rd, 2003, Share price .47
That is what is ment by looking at the big picture.
I will also repost this: "Which brings up a point with Charles not thinking getting this merger through was to costly (or at what price). First of all it could be very easy to debate the issue of where would the companies be without the merger. I think it is safe to say at least one and most likely both would have been bankrupt by now. There was an article put out by a NAB sponsored site that talked about the fact that if there was one company asking for the size of spectrum in the first place, that would be given to SIRI if the merger were to take place then there would be noone out there that would think it possible that the FCC would give that one company that much power. That is the kind of merger Mel got through, He did what noone thought possible at the time. You can say "at what price", I say while the price was high to get the merger. The alternative had a even higher price that no share holder of ether company wanted to pay."
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