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    Confirmed: SiriusXM has turned back on lapsed subscribers' radios for two weeks
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    If you own a vehicle with SiriusXM Satellite Radio capability and happen to have let your subscription lapse, we have good news for you. Sirius is allowing anyone with an expired subscription to listen to 60 of the service's channels free of charge from now until Sept. 11. What's more, all you ...

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    Official: Sirius and XM to consolidate channel lineups
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    Starting on Wednesday, May 4, Sirius Satellite Radio and XM will finally be almost completely indistinguishable from one another. Since their merger, the two satellite radio providers have sported the same channels, just on differently-numbered stations. Starting Wednesday, though, the channel ...

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    Report: Sirius considering rate increase to $12.95/month
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    Sirius XM radio, which is the resulting company after Sirius and XM merged in 2008, is considering raising its monthly fee. The starting price is currently $9.99 per month, which only nets you access to the music channels. Now, Sirius wants to bring the monthly rate up to $12.95. The FCC is ...

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    Will Ford's Sync kill Sirius XM?
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    There are currently 19 million Sirius XM subscribers out there, and the vast majority of those cash-paying customers listen only in the car. Ford was among the earliest mass-market adopters of Sirius, as The Blue Oval made infotainment a big part of its vehicle strategy. But while Ford was an ...

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    Mess With Success: Hyundai already seen tweaking Genesis sedan for 2010
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    2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Despite claiming great success with its 2009 Genesis sedan, Hyundai doesn't appear to be resting on its laurels. For 2010, there are no cosmetic changes in store, but the entry-level luxury sedan is getting a gentle fettling in ...

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sneak peek at Hyundai Genesis Coupe's next-gen nav system
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    Hyundai Genesis Coupe navigation system prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Hyundai's sparkling Genesis Coupe debuted earlier this year, we heard from many of you who were excited about the rear-drive model's performance prospects. More than a few we spoke with, however, ...

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    Sirius and XM debut new lineups
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    Sirius and XM have buried the hatchet and merged their content, to the likely displeasure of many. XM closes 15 stations while simultaneously adding 22 new selections to the lineup, and Sirius pretty much broke even, trading 11 stations for 10 new ones. As has always been the case, the sports fans ...

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    Will we see (or hear) an XM/Sirius merger decision by months end?
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    It seems like forever ago when rumors started about a merger between Sirius and XM satellite radio. The rumors were made slightly more official when the two companies announced the "merger of equals" last year. Where have we heard that before? Nobody expected this $4.2 billion transaction to be a ...

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    Satellite radio: Looking for a few good customers, anybody?
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    Apparently, the idea of paying for radio chatter doesn't hold much appeal to customers who actually have to shell out hard earned cash. While many new cars today come equipped with stereos that are capable of receiving either XM or Sirius, fewer people than ever are buying standalone receivers. In ...

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    Ferrari adds XM Radio, NavTraffic to 612 Scaglietti
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    The satellite radio option is about as common in new cars as the near-omnipresent AUX jack for portable music devices. You can argue that the presence of the latter essentially eliminates the need for the former, but some people like being able to tune in to a radio station where there's the ...

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    A la carte ordering coming to XM/Sirius
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    I've always chosen an iPod over ordering either of the two satellite radio providers, XM and Sirius, for one simple reason: I can listen to only what I want. With satellite radio, you pay a monthly fee, around $13/month, and get a bunch of channels, most of which I've found I'll pass right by on ...

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    XM and Sirius planning less expensive a la carte packages
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    We had an idea that the XM/Sirius merger wasn't exactly going to be a win for the customer, and now we hear that XM and Sirius will be offering tiered pricing with plans that are both lower and higher-priced than their current $12.95/month service. Certain "a-la carte" plans will actually come in ...

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    Slacker brings internet radio into your car
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    It's like Pandora for your car! Slacker, a new web-based radio website has just launched this week. The channel selection is very similar to what's available on XM or Sirius, and we liken it to Pandora because the number of songs you can skip is limited, but the selection is large and the ...

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    More details on XM / Sirius merger revealed
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    There are a lot of questions surrounding the proposed merger of competing satellite radio providers XM and Sirius. USA Today had a chance to ask a few to Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin, the would-be CEO of the two companies if the merger is allowed to take place. Below are some bullet points from the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #58
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    Being the pundits we are, we have plenty to say in Autoblog Podcast #58. We start right off addressing the rumors of a GM/Chrysler deal, and offer myraid reasons why it's not a good idea yet may be justifiable to some folks. We move on to flogging the VW/GM suicide commercial debate for a little ...

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    XM and Sirius set to announce "merger of equals" today
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    UPDATE: It's official!Both XM and Sirius have been dropping hints since last summer that the two could merge into one giant satellite radio provider with a subscriber base of 12 million. It appears after a marathon negotiation session last weekend, the two are finally ready to make it offiicial ...

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    Directions no charge: Cadillac offering nav systems for free
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    In a gesture of unwavering generosity, Cadillac announced yesterday that select 2007 models would come equipped with free satellite navigation. The offer will end on January 2nd 2007 and is only available on "specially-equipped" models.What directional joys await those of you willing to drop the ...

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    GM slashes price of XM Satellite Radio to $199 for 2007
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    General Motors announced that it is slashing the price of XM Satellite Radio to $199 for the 2007 model year, down 38.8 percent over last year's price of $325. The new price goes into effect immediately, and consumers still get the first three months of service included, with subsequent months ...

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    XM ParkingLink to help you find that last empty spot
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    Later this year, XM Satellite Radio will roll out its ParkingLink system in four cities. Built in a joint venture with Quixote Transportation Technologies and Standard Parking, the system will utilize GPS and a series of wireless sensors embedded in parking garages and pay lots around the US to ...

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    Will Sirius and XM merge?
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    Apparently the industry is tired of talking about the potential alliance between General Motors and Nissan/Renault, so we've moved on to a new potential alliance, that of Sirius and XM. Both companies comprise the only players in the satellite radio business, so if the two were to pair up the ...

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