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Looks like that seemingly-desperate two month extension XM and Sirius gave each on the merger agreement paid off after all -- federal regulators have finally approved the $5B deal. The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division says that after \"thorough and careful review\" (we'll say -- it's been o

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According to Pacific Crest Washington analyst Erik Olbeter (yeah, you know, Erik Olbeter), the seemingly ill-fated, extremely drawn out XM and Sirius merger now seems, \"Less likely.\" It shouldn't come as any surprise if you've been following this story, which is now entering its 13th month of heel-

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As the recent action in the 700MHz auction has shown, wireless spectrum is a valuable commodity -- which is why it looks like the NAB and Clear Channel might drop their lawsuit against the Sirius / XM merger if the two companies agree to give up a chunk of the airwaves. Industry observers close to t

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Well, that makes three -- Sony and XM announced today that the two companies have reached a settlement in the Pioneer XM + MP3 case. As you'd expect, terms of the deal are super-secret, but we hear XM tells that to all the multinational record conglomerates it gets in bed with. Anyway, with Warner,

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Forget iPod docks, we're looking to dock just about every gadget we've got. Lucky for us, that's seeming like more and more of a possibility, with XM's new docks adding to the trend. Built by Audiovox, the XM Sound System and XM Compact Sound System (pictured) are $99.99 and $149.99 respectively. T

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Forget iPod docks, we're looking to dock just about every gadget we've got. Lucky for us, that's seeming like more and more of a possibility, with XM's new docks adding to the trend. Built by Audiovox, the XM Sound System and XM Compact Sound System (pictured) are $99.99 and $149.99 respectively. T

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XM's going to be debuting a service they're calling XM NavWeather – featuring \"Threat Matrix\" technology – next week at the 2008 North American International Audio Show. No, this isn't an up-to-date color-coded LCD panel alerting you to Homeland Security's current threat level (seriousl

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Not even two months after NAD introduced a trio of new receivers, the firm is hitting back with a pair of new all-in-one characters. Up first is the VISO TWO DVD / CD Receiver (pictured above), which givers users 1080i DVD upscaling and plays nice with DVD-Audio discs, too. Furthermore, you'll find

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So we're starting to realize how Best Buy is pulling in record profits while the rest of the industry crashes and burns: it's the little things, you see. For instance, the ubiquitous big box retailer is offering a $50 pre-paid Sirius gift card on its online site for the bargain price of only $55; a

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Well, not really miraculous -- this was totally and completely expected when we saw XM and Universal kiss and make up a couple weeks ago -- but now XM and Warner Music Group have finally found some common ground over the XM Pioneer Inno player song recording issue. The terms of the settlement are un

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The labels and XM have been fighting it out over XM + MP3 players for a while now, but it looks like Universal Music Group is finally backing down, signing a multi-year settlement agreement covering recording-capable XM radios like Pioneer's Inno. Terms of the agreement weren't released, but everyon

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It's not nearly as hotly-debated as the change to the webcasting rates, but our nation's esteemed Copyright Royalty Board has just issued a new set of license fees for satellite broadcasters -- also known as Sirius and XM. The new rates come after a year of legal wrangling -- the main point of conte

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Over nine months after the two satellite radio companies announced their intentions to merge, XM and Sirius may finally find out the fate of their plans today, if the Justice Department issues a ruling as is being rumored. Orbitcast reports that the general consensus among industry watchers is that

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