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Xm_sirius - Talk is circulating again of a possible XM / Sirius merger as both stock continue to trade near new lows. (Hollywood Reporter)

- Apple retains a huge lead in the US portable player market with 75.6% market share. (InfoWorld)

- UK recording industry bans 12 year old singer songwriter from charts for supporting file sharing. (Techdirt)

- South Korea is developing"smart" clothing with built-in digital music players. (AP)