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For music listeners, streaming music services are becoming much more important. So, of course the automakers want in--after all, more OEMs are turning to technology as a main driver of new customers. BMW, wanting to stay ahead of the curve, just announced that MOG will be making an appearance on their BMW ConnectedDrive vehicles.

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Technology seems to be the natural enemy of traditional AM/FM radio. First came cassette and CD players, then Satellite Radio, and now wireless iPod connectivity, offering a completely customizable listening experience. But, in an ironic turn, Internet Radio apps could become the unlikely savior of AM/FM stations.

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Here's your fun fact of the day: 80% of music listening happens inside the car. That, according to Mog CEO David Hyman, is why most music subscription services – from Rdio to Rhapsody – haven't gained much traction with consumers. However, that's set to change with the introduction of Mog for Mini.

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The reports were right. Mini has officially partnered with Mog to bring the company's streaming music service to all manner of Coopers, Countrymans and Clubmans.

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MiniConnected is finally available to iPhone users and Mini has put together a video of the system in action for would-be adopters.

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BMW has finally made good on its promise to bring its Connected system to the U.S. in 2010, and with less than a few days left in the year, both new Bimmers and their Mini brethren can get in on the iOS connectivity action.

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Mini Connected – Click image above to enlarge

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