Items tagged with Sirius

Nokia is hosting a launch event in Abu Dhabi on October 22nd, and the company is expected to announce a lineup of six new devices, including an accessory that’s “pretty special”, according The Verge’s sources. Among the expected new devices is the purported Nokia Lumia 1520 (Bandit), a six-inch device that will boast a 1080p HD screen, quad-core Snapdragon processor, rear 20MP camera, Qi wireless charging, and a polycarbonate body. Credit: The Verge We should also see Nokia’s “Sirius” Windows RT tablet, a 10-inch device rumored to rock a quad-core Qualcomm... Read more...
Several of Microsoft's hardware partners have pulled out of the Windows RT race, but one company that's determined to see this thing to the end is Nokia. The Finnish phone and tablet maker, and Microsoft's best buddy as of late, is reportedly going to launch a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet called Sirius. Paul Thurrott over at WinSupersite rather emphatically states that the rumors are true, that he's been able to confirm not only the existence of Sirius, but several hardware specs as well. Image Source: digi-wo.com According to Thurrott, Sirius will come ARMed with a quad-core Qualcomm 8974 architecture,... Read more...
The automobile is quickly becoming the next interconnected battleground, and AT&T's latest announcement goes a long way to proving that. The telecom company has today announced an agreement with Sirius XM Radio to provide mobile connectivity to support  a suite of security and additional services for Nissan automobiles in North America. Moreover, if we had to guess, we'd say that other carriers are likely courting other automakers to hopefully make this more of the rule instead of the exception. SiriusXM’s in-vehicle telematics solution will provide Nissan vehicle owners 24/7 emergency... Read more...
What's the first song you listened to in 2012? Was on a Sirius XM radio? If not, there's a company that'd prefer to change that. Sirius XM Radio has just introduced the SiriusXM Lynx Portable Radio, the first SiriusXM 2.0 radio that offers new features and receives an expanded channel lineup via satellite and Internet. Lynx is the most advanced radio ever from SiriusXM, able to receive the new expanded SiriusXM 2.0 channel lineup of commercial-free music, sports, and comedy that includes SiriusXM Latino, a new suite of Spanish-language programming. Lynx is built with a flexible architecture which... Read more...
While Siri has been on the tip of the tech world's tongue lately, it's Sirius XM making moves today. The company has released their first piece of hardware in quite some while, with the new Edge radio becoming the first to receive an expanded lineup of commercial-free music channels, sports, and comedy, as well as SiriusXM Latino, a new suite of Spanish-language channels.   The launch of SiriusXM Edge is part of the first phase of SiriusXM 2.0, a major upgrade and evolution of SiriusXM's satellite and Internet delivered service that will ultimately span hardware, software, audio, and data... Read more...
Parental checks are available almost anywhere; on the TV, online, on video game consoles, etc. But one place where there weren't really any safeguards in place was the radio. If you could turn the dial, you could listen in. In America, there are pretty strict guidelines as to what can and cannot be said on the air, but on satellite radio, some of those rules don't exactly apply. Sirius XM subscribers may know that there are quite a few stations on the dial that may not be kid-approved, and now Ford is taking a step towards giving parents a way to block stations they feel are inappropriate. Ford's... Read more...
Sirius XM hasn't announced new gear for years it seems like; early on, during the sat radio boom days, it felt like a new receiver was being introduced every week or so. Now, the company is helping the next generation of listeners find an easy way to tune in. The XM Snap! is meant to be portable and easy to install in any vehicle. As long as your car has a cigarette power adapter and an FM radio, you're set. The small Snap! tunes into Sirius XM broadcasts and then sends those signals to the car's stereo via FM. It uses an FM transmitter, and so you simply select an FM station that's open and let... Read more...
It's still a little funny to think that Sirius and XM Radio are now one, and honestly, it's funny to think the company is still hanging around. After being recently bailed out by Liberty Media and getting an iPhone app into the approval queue, the company is taking things one step further by introducing its SkyDock mounting system. Essentially, the $120 XM SkyDock converts one's iPhone or iPod touch into an actual satellite radio receiver, and it gets power from your automobile's cigarette adapter. The device sounds a little pricey, but the features are certainly nice. For example, users can easily... Read more...
It's kind of funny, really. Not even a month ago, we didn't know if Sirius would actually be a company come mid-March. Now, we're looking at an outfit with real potential for growth and success. Interesting how a perfect suitor and a good move to partner with a hot-as-fire device can change things, huh?We've heard that Liberty Media (DirecTV's parent company) is already looking at the viability of Sirius XM-DirecTV bundles, which would presumably give DirecTVSirius XM subscription for a nominal fee. And considering just how many DirecTV subscribers are already out there and pleased as punch with... Read more...
Talk about cutting it close. Just as many pundits were expecting the recently united Sirius XM to file for bankruptcy today as it stared down a huge loan payment, John Malone's Liberty Media has swooped in to save the day. The company, which just so happens to be the parent of DirecTV, has signed a last minute agreement that will prevent the satellite radio company from having to file for Chapter 11.As part of the deal, Liberty's chairman (John Malone; pictured) and chief executive (Greg Maffei) are expected to join Sirius's board of directors, and after a pledge of $530 million, we can't say we... Read more...
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Just months after sat radio powerhouses Sirius and XM merged, the singular entity is teetering on collapse. The company (and formerly, companies) have always been pretty strapped for cash, but it appears that its leverage has almost expired. According to a recent report from the Associated Press, it's expected that the satellite radio company could file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday.Apparently, the firm is having a difficult time negotiating with the holders of its debt, and while that in and of itself isn't surprising, a failure to work things out could leave... Read more...
Now they just have to get this deal past the feds.XM and Sirius' proposed merger received near-unanimous support from shareholders, as the two companies announced they had cleared the next hurdle in becoming a single entity.According to tabulations by XM, 99.8 percent of shareholders voted in favor of the transaction. The merger agreement calls for each XM shareholder to receive 4.6 Sirius shares for each share they own.The news was music to Wall Street's ears. XM skyrocketed nearly 10 percent to close at $15.06, while Sirius rose 6.5 percent to close at $3.63. Both stocks looked poised to add... Read more...
When technology moves the goalposts, business plans that sound like Ponzi schemes make sense. For a while. Lots of established businesses like Amazon started out by hemorrhaging cash to establish market share, in the hope of turning a profit later. Well, time might be running out for satellite radio. Sooner or later, someone's going to have to make some dough, or we'll be back to listening to Flock Of Seagulls songs on FM radio again. Even if they both come up short this year, Sirius and XM will have built an impressive market. But the... Read more...