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Mix: RealNetworks, Aussie warning, Tesco, Parentcasting

RealNetworks says it has doubled the number of paying customers for its music subscription service in the past year—1.4 million at the end of 2005, up from 700,000 a year before.

Following the death of an Australian woman, police in the country have warned that cyclists should never listen to an iPod while riding. “If you’re a cyclist and you want to stay alive, I wouldn’t wear an iPod under any circumstances,” Assistant Commissioner (Traffic) Noel Ashby said.

UK-based supermarket Tesco has launched its first dedicated section for selling iPods and Macs. The first store is located in Milton Keynes, about 50 miles northwest of London.

USA Today reports on parents creating podcasts for other parents. “Parents, it turns out, are eager to download programs created specifically for them that would have been unlikely to air on a traditional broadcast radio station.”

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These iPods are just terrible.  They’re making our society less social, they’re destrying our hearing, and now THEY’RE KILLING PEOPLE!!!

What’s happened to the good ol’ days with our Sony Walkmans?  They never hurt anyone, right?

Posted by Gordy. on February 15, 2006 at 11:22 AM (CST)


How appropriate. A new item featuring the “iBikeMount” followed by a a warning about riding the bike listening while listening to an iPod.

Posted by Mark on February 15, 2006 at 11:28 AM (CST)


I tend to agree witht he don’t ride and listen idea. Same applies to jogging on roads.

I saw someone the other day nearly get knocked over with her iPod headphones on, mind you she was also doing the stupid thing of jogging on country lanes, and not running on the side of oncoming traffic, so she had no idea the car was right behind her.

Posted by Deggy on February 15, 2006 at 11:42 AM (CST)


Wow Tesco selling iPod’s & Mac’s? wonder if the prices are slightly cheaper?

Posted by evoGage on February 15, 2006 at 11:47 AM (CST)


When you’re riding or jogging or anything like that in a place where there is or may be traffic, you need to be aware. If you’re ‘listening to music then you need to be even more aware. They’re focusing this too much on the iPod in general. There are other things out there that play music and any of them will divert your attention away from the road. I don’t think this is at all about using or not using your ipod when active, but where you use it, how you use it, and how aware you are WHEN you use it.

Posted by Werewolf on February 15, 2006 at 11:54 AM (CST)



I believe the process is commonly referred to ‘contributing to the advancement of science’, by incrementally improving the gene pool one accident at a time. One small step by one small step…

Listen, if nimrods are going to take their iPods and other music devices and obliviously use them while in traffic, blithely cutting themselves off from the rest of the world, then they have no but themselves to blame. It was no different than what it was with Walkmans or portable CD players prior to the advent of DAPs, except now there’s a Gucci case to keep the tire marks of the coach from scuffing the music player as the wheels of the bus go round and round (and over and *bump*).

Posted by flatline response on February 15, 2006 at 12:49 PM (CST)


I bet the ipod would survive though. I’ve dropped mine off ski lifts and onto concrete so hard the chrome gouged off all the way through, and it still works like the day I bought it.

Posted by bloudewedd on February 16, 2006 at 5:48 PM (CST)


parentcasting? parents need a freaking webcast to know what to do?
my god why does every demographic of middle america have to be spoon fed, on how to do every day things, using podcasts?

Posted by . on February 18, 2006 at 1:24 AM (CST)

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