Update 14 January 2008, correcting earlier post.
Here are a couple of reports on Internet radio developments, the fastest growing disruption of broadcasting to date.
In Radio's next evolution is on a tabletop now...and it's not HD, Mark Ramsey writes about RCA's "Infinite Radio." The unit tunes standard AM and FM (not HD Radio), Internet radio, and Slacker radio, the latter a service that allows one to set up custom "radio" channels that customize and optimize music choices from user preferences and gestures. Mark is a long-time critic of HD Radio, but there's no reason why HD Radios in the age of IP-to-the-dashboard (see Rob Patersonn post, The Last Web Frontier - The Car) can't also seamlessly do something very similar (see my post from March, A many-to-many radio using HD + IP). Use your imagination. Link: hear2.0. Thanks to
Katy June-Friesen at Current Karen Everhart at Current for the tip.
Rafe Needleman has a report from CES on FlyTunes, an Internet radio aggregator that makes your iPhone or iPod touch into an Internet radio. Pretty cool. The article also has a picture of a tabletop Internet radio from Asus. Link: CNET CES 2008. --Dennis