While you were busy returning your ill-gotten “Lazy Sunday” download to NBC and wondering whom Amazon was going to tap to make the player for their upcoming music service, here’s what else happened this week:
- Toy Makers Hitch Products to iPod Craze – SpongeBob! SquarePants! Speaker! System!
- Disney to Revive Video on Demand – Why do we have to spend $200 to buy a box for this service? I already have a box that delivers video to me. It’s called a cablebox.
- The hidden threat to the digital future – Will privacy and security concerns kill business on the internet? Here are one expert’s ideas on how to keep that from happening.
- ‘A sponsorship waiting to happen’ – Blah, blah, blah…the iPod is everywhere, just like Elvis.
The U.S. snowboarding team’s pinstriped uniforms are already wired for the machines, with a nifty iPod-size pocket, speakers in the hood and a control panel on the left sleeve that allows the athletes to select songs.
- I’ll Have My Media to Go, Please – Cable operators grappling with a world where users don’t want their content tethered to a specific place. Devices like the slingbox — which sends the contents of your cablebox to you anywhere in the world — point to the future.