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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Additions to Earlier Post

Cell Phone Used for Car Alarm

This product goes along with the post from last week about other uses for cell phones besides phone calls. The article is about Britco & Bridco, a company that has created and instant messaging/car alarm service by using your cell phone. Not only are the obvious options built in turn alarm on, turn off ignition, honk horn but you can also send a command from your phone to the car to record what the robbers are saying. You could even speak to them. The cell phone is becoming Batmans Utility belt.

Media Content Delivery

Car Phone Warehouse (in England) has struck a deal with EMI and Robbie Williams to release his next album on an MMC card, which are used in phones and PDAs. There will be music and video content. See my other post on the future of media content delivery. I see flash drives as the future cd/dvd's. The conversion may be slower due to the one fact that you will need a flash card reader for your TV, but all other products have them PDAs, cell phones, computers, cameras etc... I think a DVR company should put a usb drive or MMC card reader on there box top. Some may say I am looking to far in the future, but change in todays world occurs faster than ever before. And this is the begining of delivering media content on smaller more versatile memory storage devices.

Ideas to Ponder About the Future of TV

Mark Cuban has posted some of his thoughts on what he sees as the future of TV. One idea is that when someone fast forwards through the commercials when they use a Tivo like device an ad pops up for those 5 seconds it takes you to get back to your show. I think it defeats the purpose of fast forwarding but people need to or are examing how are advertisers going to make $ off of DVRs.

Another idea he post I actually had heard from someone else, Tom Mulhern who post on Corante . The idea is essentially that you can create your own TV channel. So when you are at work you jump on the internet and set up your programing for the evening. You come home click on the "Bob" channel and watch away. This idea is coming because TV shows will probably be more like a video on demandesque setup. Where you can get old shows on demand.

People want the option to watch what they want, when they want. Which provides more freedom. You are not locked into being in front of the TV every thursday night to watch The Apprentice. You can Tivo it and watch it on sunday or create your own channel and watch with your other programing. I would thing Tivo could setup a program to allow people to create there own channels. The buzz on this is big.

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