Digital Radio Update - January 7, 2010
HD Radio Alliance and Ibiquity disagree, Liberty severs World Space India, Pure jumps the pond and Zune HD sales fade.
Taking its cue from the economic downturn and freshly frugal consumers, the emphasis has shifted to more content and convenience with no fees.
Ibiquity's CEO Robert Struble says radio is no longer guaranteed a priority or even a presence in autos.
The move effectively closes out the Indian operation and brought service to roughly 400,000 subscribers in the subcontinent to an end on Dec. 31.
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