Thursday, September 06, 2007

Apple Reactions: The Future of Wireless Audio and Video - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

File under "mixed blessing"... 

The Starbucks gimmick may be the start of something important too. Take your iPhone or iPod Touch into a Starbucks store and it will add a new button to the front screen. Push it and it will tell you what song is playing in that store and allow you to buy the track. Starbucks can be first with this sort of application because it is already wired for Wi-Fi, and the music application is a natural. But of course your phone or other wireless device will start to ping you with information — wanted or otherwise — as you move through the commercial world. Vendors have been talking about wireless coupons, etc, for years, but here it starts.

Apple Reactions: The Future of Wireless Audio and Video - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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