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Old 07-15-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Sirius (SIRI) and Loudeye (LOUD) Merger

Has anyone else been hearing the rumors that Sirius and Loudeye may merge or that Sirius would buy them out? I do know that Sirius is a customer of Loudeye.

Loudeye designs platforms for Digital Music and has the capability to allow consumers to download music to their cellphone and their computer. We all know that Sirius has an MP3/Satellite Radio available at Crutchfield, well maybe some of us.

Also, you can download Podcasts via LOUD. We all know that MEL is a big believer in PODCASTING. Almost forgot, LOUD allows for the digital distribution of video and the ability to protect it from piracy -- 99.9% effective rate, as well as protecting the music distribution from piracy.

Finally, we know that Mel likes video and that Satellite Radio is trying to hookup with as many entities as possible to have a product that distributes video via wireless providers. To me it seems like a match made in heaven!!!!

Check it out for yourself -- www.loudeye.com. I am not here to recommend buying the stock of LOUD, I am just making an observation. However, I do know for a fact that the Market Maker that manipulates Sirius -- ATNA -- also is manipulating the pps of LOUD. Makes you go hmmmmmmm

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Old 07-15-2005, 09:06 PM   #2
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I am not here to recommend buying the stock of LOUD, I am just making an observation.
Thanks for that. LOUD has been a loser for a long time. They are always just a few quarters away from some wonderous thing, but it never seems to happen. Maybe it will. But frankly, the company gives the appearance of going nowhere fast.

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However, I do know for a fact that the Market Maker that manipulates Sirius -- ATNA -- also is manipulating the pps of LOUD.
1. How do you know that EITHER is "manipulated"? Sounds like you've been watching too much "BabieRosie".

2. It is doubtful ANYONE could move enough shares out of SIRI's 1.4 billion outstanding to truly manipulate it. At the same time, why would anyone BOTHER with LOUD, a company with something like $65 mln in net assets?

The supposition seems pretty unlikely IMO.[/quote]
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Old 07-15-2005, 10:33 PM   #3
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Maybe you could expand on your Babyrosie comment. Not quite sure what you meant by "watching too much Babyrosie." Do you know Babyrosie or have had any experience with her?

As for Level II, all you have to do is monitor it to see what I am talking about. ATNA also is manipulating, at least the last time I looked, Charter and Napster. Not an uncommon thing, just disappointing to see.

Still lots of gray areas on Wall Street that need to be addressed to level the playing field. Oh well, live to fight another day.

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ahhh BabyRosie..damn, makes me realize how little i miss the yahoo board!!
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I don't know her personally, of course. But she has been promoting the concept that both of these stocks are "manipulated" for a long while.
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Old 07-18-2005, 02:16 PM   #6
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Ah, the Yahoo SIRI Board...

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Old 08-03-2005, 03:42 PM   #7
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Default Hope all is well Jeff!

The reason I bring up a Sirius and Loudeye merger is that Sirius needs to enter the MP3 (Downloadable Music/Video/Podcasting) market to effectively compete against XM. Heck, XM already has a leg up on Sirius by partnering with Napster. We can't afford to let XM get too far ahead of us Technology wise.

Note: Loudeye is responsible for designing Digital Music Platforms for their customers. Sirius definately needs to address this issue if they want to compete Long Term.

All in all, should be a good finish to the year and next year for Music - Digital and Satellite. Just my own opinion.

John

Ps People may want to take a look at Mediabay (MBAY). They allow for the digital download of books on tape onto a MP3 player. Microsoft has partnerships with both Loudeye and MBAY, and heck they are probably a big owner of Sirius -- albeit, we don't know that for sure right now. But someone owns 80%+ of Sirius right now and it ISN'T the Retail Investor. That is a fact -- if you have done your homework you would have known this for a long time.
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