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FCC Chair Supports Sirius-XM Deal

Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin said he would back the merger of XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio under voluntary conditions created by the two companies.

"As I have indicated before, this is an unusual situation," Martin said. "I am recommending that with the voluntary commitments they’ve offered, on balance, this transaction would be in the public interest."

Department Of Justice Waves On XM-Sirius Merger

The Department of Justice took long enough to make up its mind; both "no" and "yes" are pretty short words.  But in regards to the XM-Sirius merger, the DoJ finally landed on a drawn-out version of the latter.

Specter: XM-Sirius Answer Should Be Near
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For the sake of avoiding repetition, the words "may" and "might" aren’t going to appear in every sentence of this article.  Go ahead and mentally insert them, though, because this concerns the resolution of the long-uncertain XM-Sirius merger.

Sirius and XM Consolidate

Ahh, yes, I will jump on the bandwagon and talk about Sirius and XM merging. No, not so I too can get on the top of TechMeme (it’s too late to play that game, if you want to get to the top of TechMeme you’ve got to be early, or you’ve got to say something interesting about the news, like Doc Searls did).

Since I’m late and not interesting, we’ll give up on that game, OK? Heheh.

Google Radio Ads Could Get Personal

On his way to a hot date, Joe Goodguy flips on his satellite radio. A voice comes over the car speakers, “that’s what you’re wearing?” Joe eyeballs his “good shirt” and second-guesses. Voice: “The Shirts Chicks Dig store is two lights ahead.”

Google, XM Partner On Radio Ads

Google will finally give its dMarc acquisition a workout as it disclosed an agreement with XM Radio to provide targeted advertising to its listeners.