SONY BMG Music Entertainment and DADA form joint venture to create a leading U.S. direct-to-consumer digital and mobile entertainment service

My friends at DADA pinged me to share this breaking news, DADA and Sony BMG are partnering in the US and making a new company called DADA Entertainment.

I hope this is a sign that media companies have understood that they can’t keep just selling CD’s. This seems to me like when in the early eighties people thought that TV and VCR would have killed the radio. Then 5-10 years ago many said that internet and free information would have killed the newspapers.
Guess what? All of these media are still around and the winning move is, of course, to put one foot in each media and get the best from every platform!

Full PR on DADA’s company site, SONY BMG Music Entertainment and DADA form joint venture to create a leading U.S. direct-to-consumer digital and mobile entertainment service

Download Music and More At The Pump

Thanks to Dmitry I have found this great press release about a company, Dresser Inc, that has presented a new gas pump with ringtones included.

According to the Dressr this is the Future of Fueling.

Luckily they have partnered with a solid company, Microsoft.

Read more about the OvationĀ² iX directly on their site.

Here’s also a picture of the “revolutionary” gas pump.

OvationĀ² iX

Mr. Dan Harrell, vice president of Global Product Architecture for Dresser Wayne, said:

Working with Microsoft has enabled us to bring unrivaled innovations to consumers the gas pump. With our latest fuel dispenser and Windows CE-based applications, consumers can now be more productive and enjoy some of the same online luxuries right at the pump that used to be confined to their PC. What was recently a mere concept is now becoming a reality in which consumers can experience a new world of interactive fueling, whether it’s downloading media, getting printed directions, or reading the latest news headlines while filling their tanks.

I had thought Apple was innovative, but this certainly demonstrates how Microsoft can reach places where no one else has goes, yet. I wish I had thought about this before!
Thank you Microsoft for opening all these new doors to me and thank you Dresser Wayne for making this a reality.