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Starbucks Splits With XM: They Don’t Control Everything!

The encroaching domination of Starbucks took a minor blow today — yay! XM Radio and the coffee monolith have dissolved their partnership, which had apparently been less advantageous for the growing satellite radio company than they'd expected. So: gone forever … Read More

By / January 10, 2008

The encroaching domination of Starbucks took a minor blow today — yay! XM Radio and the coffee monolith have dissolved their partnership, which had apparently been less advantageous for the growing satellite radio company than they'd expected. So: gone forever is the creepiness of being able to tune into what was basically the coffee chain's artfully crafted Muzak from any XM-equipped radio. Now all we have to worry about, in terms of cultural vanilla-latteization, are the coffee chain's music label and their incredibly influential featured-book program. Yeah, only those things.

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