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Mix: Justin Timberlake, iResQ, Palm CEO, EMI-Warner

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By LC Angell

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Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2007
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Jive Records announced today that Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around… Comes Around” video, which debuted Feb. 9 on the iTunes Store, has been purchased and downloaded more than 50,000 times.

iPodResQ have renamed their business to iResQ. “This re-branding will simplify the recognition of their repair programs and will provide room for growth into new markets,” according to the company.

Palm CEO Ed Colligan recently discussed the iPhone with Swiss newspaper Sonntagszeitung. “I have great respect for Apple, but won’t be easy to create a good smartphone that will functions on networks worldwide,” Colligan said. “Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung have worked on this for for 25 years and have only partially succeeded today. Our Palm Treo already has 90% of Apple’s iPhone features at a much lower price.”

EMI has confirmed a buyout offer by Warner Music Group. The AP reports: “Struggling music company EMI Group PLC, beset by profit warnings and an accounting scandal in Brazil, was thrown a potential lifeline Tuesday with a possible new takeover bid by former suitor Warner Music Group.”

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1

‘“This re-branding will simplify the recognition of their repair programs and will provide room for growth into new markets,” according to the company.’

Yeah, ok. I bet they either: a)are afraid of receiving a cease & desist letter from Apple or b)have already received one.

Posted by Nobody on February 20, 2007 at 12:20 PM (PDT)

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“Our Palm Treo already has 90% of Apple’s iPhone features at a much lower price.”

then…why is your business reportedly going up for sale, if the Treo’s so great???

Posted by Toxic Boy on February 20, 2007 at 12:31 PM (PDT)

3

Wow! Over a million views on youtube!!

Posted by MT on February 20, 2007 at 1:59 PM (PDT)

4

Wow, if Warner buys out EMI, that’s make the mainstream music marketplace even smaller…not that I care too much because I’m into the indie scene and all, but it will certainly allow for cheaper prices if these companies continue expanding. It would be great if they became one conglomerate, in fact…imagine Sony’s Essential series for any big name you can think of…

Posted by Casper on February 20, 2007 at 5:21 PM (PDT)

5

Wow, Ed, I have great respect for Palm, mainly Jeff Hawkins (the brains behind the device) but what a desperate comment from a company moving towards irrelevancy. 

I have owned a number of Treos.  Treo has not changed the product since the 600.

The lack of R & D and product development from smartphones like the Treo is the reason Apple is moving to smartphones. 

You’re a marketer, you don’t get it Ed!  Leave the heavy lifting to real geniuses like Jeff Hawkins and Steve Jobs.

Posted by Wheatie on February 20, 2007 at 9:38 PM (PDT)

6

C’mon Steve Jobs - buy out EMI, and put everything DRM free on Itunes.

Then we’ll see the other companies flock to it!

Posted by snowman on February 21, 2007 at 12:01 AM (PDT)

7

It sounds to me that the Palm CEO is over defending his product.

All the other smart phone makers who have commented on the iPhone put it down in some way. I think they are scared Apple will beat them at what the’ve tried to do “for 25 years”.

Posted by Matthew Vallee on February 21, 2007 at 9:55 AM (PDT)

8

First, let me state that I’m a Treo 650 owner, and I think the device is OK.  But really, Palm’s CEO is completely missing the point if all he can look at in the iPhone is the fact that the Treo has many of the same “features”.  Honestly, this is ridiculous.  Yes, they both have e-mail, they both have web browsers, they both have contact management.  In fact, the Treo even has features the iPhone doesn’t.  But the Treo feels really clunky to use, and a lot of the software is garbage.  Palm, get it through your heads; there’s more to it than just features.  It also has to do with how easy and pleasant they are to use.  You are making the same mistake the mp3 player makers did; they looked at the iPod and said “Oh, but our products play mp3’s too, and they have all these other nifty features too!”.  But none of them were as pleasant to use.

Posted by Zadillo on February 21, 2007 at 9:54 PM (PDT)

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