Whether hooked to a laptop or iPod, or mainlining the Internet, car radios are evolving, with big assists from music companies like Pandora, MOG, and Jelli
By Betsy Feldman and Benjamin Snyder, contributors
Radio – the word is likelier to conjure up FDR's fireside chats than the cutting edge of the Web, but the original broadcast warhorse has survived the Internet boom far better than other traditional media. Americans listen to the radio an average of 17 hours a week; over half of that takes place in the car. So it makes sense that car radio is the new frontier for online music sites like Jelli. "The car is the new battleground for the web," says its CEO and founder, Michael Dougherty. As music websites ramp up their mobile offerings, companies are trying to find new homes for their services in America's automobiles. More
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Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby
Even in these tough economic times, tech giant Cisco offers employees some pretty sweet benefits: Employees can visit on-campus doctors and dietitians, drop off dry cleaning, or get an oil change, and now they can pick the kind of computer they want to use at work.
That's right - Cisco has started letting workers choose from a handful of laptops, including an Apple MacBook Pro. Only don't call MOREJon Fortt - Apr 15, 2009 8:37 AM ET
Anthropologist Genevieve Bell helps Intel understand what people around the world are doing with technology – and what they'll want to do next. Photo: Intel
While traveling in China, Genevieve Bell figured she'd have no trouble getting a cell phone. With cash, a passport and official documents from her employer, she went to a local shop where phone packages lined the walls, and asked for one.
I don't have any, the shopkeeper MOREJon Fortt - Feb 25, 2009 12:17 PM ET
With a line of stylish new drives and a TV marketing campaign, Seagate hopes to make digital backup more popular than ... well, flossing. Image: Seagate
Aaron Levie runs his own online storage and collaboration company, so he sounds a little sheepish when he admits that, before he founded Box.net, he didn't back up the files on his computer. He's not alone. Recent studies show that at most, 17 percent of MOREJon Fortt - Sep 19, 2008 8:55 AM ET
The standout new feature in iTunes 8 is Genius, which builds music playlists based on the listening habits of the iTunes community. Image: Apple
It took me a while to get around to it, but I've finally downloaded the iTunes 8 update, and played around a bit with the Genius song recommendation feature. After a test drive, I've decided it's the best thing Apple has (AAPL) added to its music management MOREJon Fortt - Sep 12, 2008 12:33 PM ET
Guests settle in for the Apple iPod event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Photo: Jon Fortt
Apple is expected to update its lucrative iPod line for the holiday season. Image: Apple Apple 2.0: Steve Jobs photos: then and now
The event is about to begin. We're in San Francisco waiting for Apple (AAPL) to unveil updates to its iPod lineup, an annual ritual that sets the stage MOREJon Fortt - Sep 9, 2008 11:43 AM ET
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Dell's first "iPod killer," the Dell Digital Jukebox, was discontinued in 2006 ...
... while Apple's iPods continue to dominate the MP3 player market with a 70 percent share. Photos: Dell, Jon Fortt
From: Jon Fortt
To: Michael Dell
Subject: Taking down the iPod
You might remember our recent chat at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference, when you shared with me a theme you've sounded before: "I think the sign of a great company MOREJon Fortt - Aug 7, 2008 9:29 AM ET
When is great not good enough? When you're Hewlett-Packard's printing group.
A few years ago, the $28 billion business, headed by veteran Vyomesh Joshi, was the goose that kept laying golden eggs. It supplied most of the company's profit while the PC group lost money and the corporate technology group struggled. Now new leadership and smart acquisitions have fixed the PC and corporate businesses, and printer sales are showing signs of MOREJon Fortt - Jun 24, 2008 1:02 PM ET
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