Apple, partners announce iTunes Tagging for HD radios
Apple's iTunes Store sure has made it easier to shop for and discover new music. Nearly every track and album you browse in the store can take you on a musical journey with those who have similar interests, thanks to that "Listeners Also Bought" section. But what if you hear great music, say, on your car's radio while out on the town? It probably isn't a good idea to jot down artist and song names while your eyes should be on the road, so what's a music lover with a thirst for more to do? Why, buy a new HD radio, enabled with a Tag button, of course!
Apple has announced a new partnership with providers of HD radio content and manufacturers of HD radios to bring a new, free iTunes Tagging service to a dashboard near you for the 2008 holiday season. On the new Polk I-Sonic(R) Entertainment System 2 and the JBL iHD, users will find a "Tag" button that will allow them to mark the currently playing song for preview and purchase later in iTunes once they get home.