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iTunes for Phones and Pocket Behavior

Now that 3GSM is finally over, it appears that the noise level regarding music players in mobile phones appears to be subsiding. While I am a believer that mobile music players will have an impact on the market for digital music, I am not a bleiever that these devices will replace the iPod and similar devices anytime soon, if ever.
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Motorola and Skype Partnership — I Like It

This is just a quick mini-post. There was an Internet News article talking about the partnership between Motorola and Skype to make Motorola Bluetooth products “Skype Ready” in the future. I think this makes a lot of sense. Instead of trying to force the convergence of two dissimilar communication media, offer people bridges that make […]

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Does C|Net Launching a Newsreader Make Sense?

This whole C|Net newsreader announcement has really caught my attention. Before I launch into my own musings, I’d like to say thanks to Steve Rubel at Micro Persuasion for posting this first. He appears to be the prime mover in the blogosphere on this topic. The more I read about this announcement, the more it sounds like “why every web property has to be a portal part II”, the redux of the portal craze in the “old days” of the Internet.
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Skype and Convergence

A friend of mine has been giving me a hard time for holding on to my Vonage line. He has gone to a model where he only uses Skype and his mobile phone — he has no land-line equivalent to speak of. The same day he and I had this conversation, I was reading this article about businesses using Skype (thanks, C|Net). I like Skype and find myself using it more and more. However, I still don’t think of it as a substitute for my Vonage. In a lot of ways, this is like most of the other convergence vs. peaceful coexistence arguments going on in digital entertainment, communications, and any other technology field these days.
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