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Linspire founder creates new Internet Radio Mashup

christian.einfeldt (874074) writes | more than 3 years ago

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christian.einfeldt writes "Michael Robertson, founder of the Lindows aka Linspire Linux distribution, has created another Internet mashup, called BYO.fm, which claims to let you 'Listen anywhere to your free, personalized radio station. Play just what you want with full control: skip, rewind, or fast-forward.' BYO.fm, which stands for 'Build Your Own', uses voice samples from notable persons such as Barack Obama to read feeds from your local or national news (such as NPR or CNN), weather, sports (such as ESPN or CBS), and traffic, as well as listen to music you select from your MP3tunes.com account. It also plays music from Mp3tunes.com artists. Robertson has gained notoriety from making money by being sued and then settling with the plaintiffs, who end up paying him to stop his innovative work. For example, Robertson created MP3.com, was sued by the big labels for copyright infringement, and walked away with millions; and was sued by Microsoft for using the name Lindows for his commercial Linux distribution, later to be called Linspire, after Microsoft paid Robertson millions to stop using the name Lindows. Will he repeat again with BYO.fm?"
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