Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 22:28 UTC
Multimedia, AV You know, I really like America and its citizens. Beautiful country, lovely people, nothing but good experiences on my end. However, like everyone else, the US has its problems, and one particular annoying one is the power of lobby and interests groups. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that the RIAA and NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) are asking Congress to mandate FM chips in all portable devices - cell phones, mp3 players, PDAs, everything. Wait, what?
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Competition is already making this happen
by asharism on Fri 20th Aug 2010 00:05 UTC
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Most feature phones already ship with FM tuners and now smartphones ship with them too.

In Asia, almost all phone, including the $20 phone have FM tuners.
If the RIAA and the other agencies do not really need to do anything to make this happen - it already is.

In don't understand why they want to take such stupid steps.

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