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hp logo HP has confirmed that is has purchased Melodeo, a a privately-held company that provides cloud-based delivery systems for music and related content. TechCrunch reports that HP paid nearly $35 million for the firm, whose lead product streams music playlists to mobile devices.

NuTsie's flagship service (which is available on several platforms including Blackberry, Android and Windows Mobile) scans your iTunes playlists and allows you to access those playlists on your mobile device in shuffle mode. You can also look at other users' playlists and discover songs through the company's proprietary recommendation engine or nuTsie's editorial playlists (i.e. Top 100 Reggae Songs, Top 100 90′s Songs).

In a statement HP says the acquisition is another example of their efforts to bring new, innovative technologies to market. Following the recent bid to scoop up Palm, the company has been investing heavily in various "cloud based" services.

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NTO

LiveFaith @ 6/25/2010 11:29:39 AM # Q
The New Tech Order of cloud based computing forges on. For all the advantages and possibilities it ultimately means more corporate / gov (is there much difference these days) and less user controls. DRM free music is not necessary when it's all streamed from the cloud.

Overall rating: Yuck
Pat Horne

RE: NTO
mikecane @ 6/25/2010 1:29:47 PM # Q
And yet Apple bought Lala. And people love Pandora. And in Europe people love Spotify so much they *pay money* for it.

You are on the wrong side of history. The thingness of things is going away:
http://ipadtest.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/its-not-the-device-or-the-file-its-the-internet-stupid/

RE: NTO
LiveFaith @ 6/26/2010 11:42:31 AM # Q
I see it coming, see the benefits, and see the reasons. But I'm looking past it to see that it appears much easier to control from one point / group / govt. That's the part I'm not excited @.

On a brighter note. This is more + news for the HPalm merger IMO. HP is buying up other tech companies that dovetail with a WebOS future. This says to me that this time it may not turn out like iPaq. Ruby is on post July 10 and HP says they are culling certain HP businesses to integrate with the "Palm" division. That is all + for the platform. All the talent leaving may not be so +, unless they got rid of the marketing folks that signed off on those disturbing ads. :-D
Pat Horne

RE: NTO
DarthRepublican @ 6/29/2010 9:23:46 AM # Q
This is why the PC will never die. It is the most mature platform with the most mature tools for "sticking it to the man." You can rip, bittorrent, Usenet, and record the stream to make your own digital copies of the music which the NTO wants to keep locked away. It may not keep the corporations honest but it does give users a way to push back when they start to chafe under the grip of Big Brother.
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Nice but...

treo007 @ 6/25/2010 1:25:57 PM # Q
....no word on whether or not I'll be able to play the music through my HP printer.

Sorry, can't help it.

RE: Nice but...
mikecane @ 6/25/2010 1:27:31 PM # Q
DAHYUM!!! "Print and Play" Faxing Trademark application in now!!
RE: Nice but...
LiveFaith @ 6/26/2010 11:48:11 AM # Q
With HP software it's difficult to even PRINT through their printers. But one thing is for sure, you can sure get all kinds of free errrr "software" from HP when you install one. The kings of bloatware. I mean Kings!!!

In 1988, my company provided all of the IT staff with the HP Deskjet generation 1 printer. Bulletproof hardware and excellent responsive s/w. 22 years later getting my wife's new HP all-in-one to print as well is a crap shoot. Same for the one I owned for the last 5 years. Printer does have a color touch tho ... that's huuuuge!
Pat Horne

RE: Nice but...
mikecane @ 6/26/2010 12:46:14 PM # Q
Running again to the Trademark Office: "Bloat and Play" and "Print and Pray." Wow, am I gonna clean up with all of these!
RE: Nice but...
LiveFaith @ 6/27/2010 11:25:46 AM # Q
Beautiful!
Pat Horne
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competition

e_tellurian @ 6/26/2010 11:49:15 PM # M Q
Is there now more choices in the music content provider market? This should get Palm out of the printer with good sound quality.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/27/2010 12:18:05 AM # M Q
Perhaps Palm could work with Bang & Olufsen on the sound quality?

E-T

RE: competition
hkklife @ 6/27/2010 12:59:51 AM # Q
E-T;

B&O are already working with Samsung to enhance the audio quality of their portable phones. I know for a fact that there is at least a current Verizon model (Trance) that uses B&O's technology as well as a quirky GSM desktop speakerphone thing (Serenata) a few years back.

When I was a kid I always wanted a BeoCom phone on my desk someday. I thought that was THE height of tech meets fashion!
Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->Verizon Moto Droid + Verizon Palm Centro

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/27/2010 1:16:04 AM # M Q
Thought i might be too late. Would have been a good fit.

They are also pioneers in their field. Did you get that phone?

E-T

RE: competition
richf @ 6/27/2010 6:39:19 AM # Q
Whoa. Just checked out the Beocom phones. The one I like is the BeoCom 2. Trying to get up off floor. $900 price blew me out of my chair. Damn. And I thought cell phones were expensive.
Have a nice day!
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e_tellurian @ 6/27/2010 8:59:21 AM # M Q
True they are not cheap they do have good quality. That was the price of my HP 200 LX back in the day.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/27/2010 1:59:43 PM # M Q
Can B&O work with others too?

E-T

RE: competition
LiveFaith @ 6/28/2010 10:31:28 AM # Q
Maybe. But I find it difficult to work with anyone with B&O.
Pat Horne
RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/28/2010 10:06:17 PM # M Q
Why? With B&O one works with quality. B&O is quality sound with a strong history in the sound industry.

E-T

RE: competition
hkklife @ 6/28/2010 10:15:11 PM # Q
E-T;

Pat is making a tongue-in-cheek joke here; "B O" colloquially means "body odor"...as in someone who smells bad.

Audi uses Bang & Olufsen audio technology in their highest trim level vehicles, for example. And we've already mentioned Samsung's partnership with B&O for mobile phones. But Pat's just plain talkin' about someone who stinks! I think in today's economic climate, B&O is willing to work with any partner who brings some money to the table and doesn't sully their name. I know the local B&O retail store where I love closed several years ago due to dismal sales and sky-high rent.

I am honestly surprised the company has lasted this long in the face of brutal competition (price & quality) in the CE industry.


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RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/29/2010 7:07:11 AM # M Q
Is B&O a pioneers in their field? Are they the ones others aspire to become? Do those seeking quality sound seek out B&O? True they are more expensive than most should that cost of quality be a disadvantage when seeking quality? Do we need to have a strong economy so we can have more choices? Thanks for your thoughts.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/29/2010 7:48:02 PM # M Q
Does working with people that value quality inspire quality? Do all people want inexpensive choices or is it all they can afford? Does a strong economy offer people more choices? Do good paying jobs offer more choices? Can people choose to build quality too?

Please share your thoughts too.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/29/2010 7:59:26 PM # M Q
HP bought Palm and a music platform. What will the marketing market. Affordable, premium or affordable premium. Does volume help the price point? Can one make carbon fiber and high tech. metals affordable to work with and affordable for the consumer?

Please share your thoughts too.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/29/2010 8:09:45 PM # M Q
When an economy is strong do people have more spending power. Do we help the economy by offering a mix of inexpensive and premium choices encourage growth?

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/29/2010 11:41:00 PM # M Q
B&O would be a good enterprise to work with if seeking to have high quality sound.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/29/2010 11:47:37 PM # M Q
What about co-branding? B&O could have their brand name put on a device they help to make.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/30/2010 4:45:56 PM # M Q
Let's not allow war or an oil spill beat us down. We can work with the best in the world let's be the best in the world too.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/30/2010 5:36:42 PM # M Q
Will working with the best rub off? The best spend their time on building quality and no time on insults. For those that make a living critiquing people's thought with insults it may be time to find another line of work. A competitive industry trades in knowledge not insults.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/30/2010 11:05:25 PM # M Q
The best so not get that good without intellectual interaction. Those that can think do, those that can not think insult. Would like to work with people that can choose to think.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 6/30/2010 11:35:02 PM # M Q
As some have observed in the past and present computers process, people think. At this point in the economy we have computers to process we need more thought. Thinking to insult is not productive thinking to innovate offers solutions.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 7/1/2010 1:04:08 PM # M Q
Let's work to have a premium product while encouraging a competitive yet sharing environment where thoughtful interaction is rewarded and income reflect our premium thoughts. A we-com industry focused on knowledge trade free from insults in a supporting environment.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 7/1/2010 5:05:27 PM # M Q
Remember it is the customer that gives purpose to what we do. Everything we do is for the customer.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 7/2/2010 4:17:45 PM # Q
Once we are out of the desert and our new allies have peace ... in less than a year, more resources can re-focus on building more innovative interaction free from insults. War does not help competition and it does not bring out the best in the individual ... peace does.

E-T
e-tellurian

Completing the e-com circle with a people driven we-com solution
WiFi & BT? No strings attached
http://translate.google.com/#en|fr|

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 7/2/2010 4:58:09 PM # M Q
Can you operate your smartphone and enter data and/or surf the Net in one hand while drinking coffee with the other hand? Does your device require both hands?

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 7/2/2010 11:34:33 PM # M Q
With the help of google these are the languages i can converse in: Afrikaans
Albanian
Arabic
Armenian
Azerbaijani
Basque
Belarusian
Bulgarian
Catalan
Chinese
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Estonian
Filipino
Finnish
French
Galician
Georgian
German
Greek
Haitian Creole
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malay
Maltese
Norwegian
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbian
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Thai
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese
Welsh
Yiddish

E-T


RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 7/3/2010 12:35:35 PM # M Q
Every country on the above list can enjoy music and could trade in a we-com industry. E-knarr can trade with the world. The internet is like the sea was to the knarr. A vessel for trade.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 7/3/2010 12:43:47 PM # M Q
When using the translation service please indicate what language you speak. This helps those that may not recognize the language. Look forward to your thoughts too.

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 7/3/2010 12:51:02 PM # M Q
Here is the translation service for those that want to use it. ttp://translate.google.com/#en|fr

E-T

RE: competition
e_tellurian @ 7/3/2010 12:54:11 PM # M Q
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