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Old 01-11-2007, 08:49 AM   #1
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According to <a href=http://www.orbitcast.com/archives/xmsirius-merger-plans-to-be-announced-today.html>Orbitcast</a>, theflyonthewall.com is saying that XM and Sirius are planning to announce a merger today at the North American International Auto Show. We've commented on why <a href=http://www.siriusbackstage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=92795>it wouldn't work before</a>, so I won't rehash it. If it does happen, look to Backstage to report the details, and thoughts on the merger. Stay tuned.

I do wonder why they didn’t announce this Monday at CES, if it is happening.

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If it meant we get all the sports, and all the great music, how can this be bad for consumers?
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If it meant we get all the sports, and all the great music, how can this be bad for consumers?
Without competition, the innovation typically stops. I wouldn't want a merger, but I'm sure the top dogs at both companies see it as a benefit if it is indeed happenning.
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There is plenty of competition for satellite radio. People can choose FM, HDFM, Cable TV, iPod (competes with S50+ Stilletto.) These are all alternate sources of entertainment. Look at the industry as a whole.
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I don't see this as an issue- satellite radios biggest competition is going to be the ipod/cell phone combo devices and internet streaming radio in cars.
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If a merger happens I wonder how it's going to effect current devices. I don't think they'll be able to just hit a button and make the stiletto pick up XM.
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If a merger happens I wonder how it's going to effect current devices. I don't think they'll be able to just hit a button and make the stiletto pick up XM.
Maybe our signal gets beamed from the XM satellites, and XM's gets beamed from ours? Who the hell knows.

I'm more concerned about what this means to me as a stockholder. Anyone have thoughts?
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I'm more concerned about what this means to me as a stockholder. Anyone have thoughts?
Judging by how they've reacted to the rumors, the stocks are going to jump very fast as soon as a merger is announced.
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I'm a little conflicted on the whole deal...I guess as a sub I hope it happens and brings with it major bandwith and content additions...
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Yeah, the biggest problem is us 'cross' subscribers... I've got what? 3 sirius, 2 xm? Something like that.

It'd be COOL to get it all in one package though. Where would the MERGE to though? Washington? New York?

Oh well, just checked out Edmund's site to see if there was any news... Doesn't look like much exciting went on at the auto show.

Not even many cool concept cars...

Hopefully they will bring news of a merger of sorts.
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Stocks are plummeting on news that a merger may happen yet again.
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Does anyone know when this show is taking place? When we could expect an announcement? If its real!
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