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Mix: Comic Relief, Starbucks, Cricket team, Slacker

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By LC Angell

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Published: Thursday, March 15, 2007
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Apple has updated the UK iTunes Store with the best of Comic Relief music and comedy. To benefit the British charity organization, Apple is selling two Comic Relief singles—“Walk This Way” by Sugababes vs Girls Aloud, and a “special surprise” from Peter Kay, to be released during the Comic Relief TV show on March 16th.

Starbucks has launched a record label based on its existing Hear Music brand. “Now, rather than basically lending the Starbucks brand to an album, the Los Angeles-based Hear Music label will sign its own artists and sell records through Starbucks stores and other retailers,” reports the AP.

Members of England’s cricket team are using iPods to give them an edge in the World Cup. “Coaching staff have started loading bowling actions on to players’ handheld iPod electrical gadgets so they can analyze both their own and opposition techniques,” reports Reuters.

Slacker is a new online music service from the ex-CEOs of Musicmatch, Rio, and iRiver America. The service streams free DJ-programmed internet radio stations. Slacker also plans to introduce a portable audio player with Wi-Fi and 4-inch screen.

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Comments

1

Slacker: yeah, that’s gonna go well. I can’t wait to see their chintzy player. Yay, a four-inch screen with the same res as an iPod’s.

Oh, and I love your five-minutes-ago indie-hip faux-trucker logo. All the lame kids in Brooklyn that don’t have an iPod (ie. none of them) are sure to snap this overly focus grouped item up.

Posted by Multimoog on March 15, 2007 at 9:47 AM (PDT)

2

Apple is going red (not (RED)), Comic relief is great and its great even a company like Apple is helping. I guess all the money from the songs are going to Comic Relief?

Posted by ryan10ad on March 15, 2007 at 12:29 PM (PDT)

3

what has starbucks got to do with ipods?

Posted by sighte on March 15, 2007 at 10:01 PM (PDT)

4

sighte,
It has been rumoured that Starbucks were looking at a way to allow customers to actually buy and download music that they hear being played in store onto their iPods.
A docking point in the store would allow the customer to plug in their iPod and get the music.

Posted by Bob Levens in UK on March 16, 2007 at 9:28 AM (PDT)

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