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JAM WITH STRANGERS eJamming AUDiiO beta, a real-time Internet collaboration technology and service for musicians, and eJamming AUDiiO portal a community
JAM WITH STRANGERS

eJamming AUDiiO beta, a real-time Internet collaboration technology and service for musicians, and eJamming AUDiiO portal — a community where musicians can connect, showcase their music, find teacher/students, buy and sell gear, and more — allow musicians to make music and collaborate with others online. The software and service are available for free during beta testing at www.ejamming.com.

With eJamming AUDiiO, musicians need access to a computer, a broadband connection, audio interface device and microphone.

Proprietary data-thinning schemes and patented Internet delay-management algorithms enable eJamming AUDiiO to achieve the real-time collaboration. The eJamming AUDiiO software also includes a host of other features such as CD-quality recording capability, searchable profiles, JamVite instant messaging, an automated calendar and full MIDI capability.

MOBILE AUDIO STUDY FROM THE USER'S POV

Arbitron and Telephia recently completed a study that examines the evolving market for mobile audio services from the consumer point of view in terms of current usage patterns, attitudes and preferences. Key findings include one in 16 mobile phone subscribers (6 percent) report using one or more mobile audio features in the past 30 days, and downloading music over-the-air has the highest awareness among the general mobile population. Listening to music transferred from another device is the most commonly used way of accessing mobile audio. The complete study can be downloaded free of charge at www.arbitron.com/study_h/mobile_audio_study.asp.

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