Digital lifestyle news
The big news this week was Google’s much anticipated entry into the mobile phone space. The company won’t be releasing a handset of its own, but instead will release a mobile OS and development platform called Android, with members of the newly launched Open Handset Alliance providing hardware based on Google’s platform, as well as third-party applications.
Dan Lagendorf wrote a great follow-up post expressing his concern that Google’s strategy might not deliver the compelling Gphone we’ve all been hoping for.
In digital music news this week, comScore released data claiming that only 38 percent of people that downloaded Radiohead’s new pay-what-you-want album from the band’s website actually paid anything at all. Later on in the week, Radiohead refuted the claims.
In a post titled ‘NPR opens up NPR Music for our listening pleasure‘ we reported on U.S. radio station NPR’s revamped web presence. Dan Lagendorf says he’s now in music heaven!
Josh Catone reported on the results of a Canadian survey which suggests that illeagal P2P downloading leads to more CD sales. Meanwhile, many are predicting that the major record labels will remove DRM by next summer.
And finally, Sony Ericsson plans a music store of its own.
More digital lifestyle news:
- Are movie rentals finally coming to iTunes?
- Zune introduces Marketplace Podcast directory
- Microsoft IPTV finally gaining traction
- Joost announces developer days
That’s a wrap. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!