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Old Sep 5, 2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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Q: are podcasts available in the Wi-Fi Store?

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Why not?
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Old Sep 5, 2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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And the inevitable follow-up:

Why not?
I would doubt that podcast would be available at the wi-fi iTMS. I would think that Starbucks wouldn't want you using their bandwidth to download free material. It's one thing if you're buying songs (of which I am assuming that they get a cut), but it's just bad business to allow dl'ing of podcasts.

Of course, if you buy a big cup of coffee ....

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Forgive me because I'm not a coffee drinker, but I thought starbucks wifi was free for all customers anyway?
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Forgive me because I'm not a coffee drinker, but I thought starbucks wifi was free for all customers anyway?
Nope, you gotta pay to play at the bucks.
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Connect for free.

As long as you have an iPod touch, an iPhone, or a computer with the latest version of iTunes, you get free Wi-Fi access to the iTunes Store and to Starbucks Now Playing content. Stroll into a participating Starbucks and you’re connected automatically. Browse and search the entire iTunes Store from your laptop or millions of songs on the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store from iPod touch or iPhone. All at the same prices as the regular iTunes Store.

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Why not?
I would imagine that AUDIO podcasts will be available but probably not VIDEO podcasts, as no other videos were touted as being downloadable.
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I would doubt that podcast would be available at the wi-fi iTMS. I would think that Starbucks wouldn't want you using their bandwidth to download free material. It's one thing if you're buying songs (of which I am assuming that they get a cut), but it's just bad business to allow dl'ing of podcasts.

Of course, if you buy a big cup of coffee ....

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Which is one thing to consider when the special Starbucks button appears. But, the WiFi store is available anywhere you have a WiFi connection (or, I assume, EDGE on the iPhone). I really can't think of a reason to not include Podcasts.

On a side note, with the number of Starbucks in downtown Seattle, that fifth button may as well be permanent there...
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Which is one thing to consider when the special Starbucks button appears. But, the WiFi store is available anywhere you have a WiFi connection (or, I assume, EDGE on the iPhone). I really can't think of a reason to not include Podcasts.

On a side note, with the number of Starbucks in downtown Seattle, that fifth button may as well be permanent there...
You know what ... you're right. I must have blazed through the OP's post and inserted Starbucks as I was reading it. You see, the whole Apple/Starbuck/iTMS connection is working already.

Anyways, perhaps you're right and that podcasts would be available on the wifi-iTMS. Maybe Starbucks will realize that iPhone/iPodtouch owners would drink more coffee if they're in the building surfing and iTMSing.

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So can you get audio podcasts on the wifi intunes store?
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