New York— Sirius Satellite Radio announced that its service is now available in eleven states, with seventeen more to receive service as of May 15. Sirius has been deployed statewide in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North and South Dakota and Wyoming. These are states which have limited choice in radio programming and which include a large trucking market By May 1, seven more States are slated to receive Sirius service.
Minneapolis, Minn.— Best Buy said it is willing to work with the recording industry, manufacturers, distributors and other retailers to develop an anti-copying process for CDs. Best Buy president/chief operating officer Allen Lenzmeier told Reuters last week that the company supports a hardware or software solution that would allow consumers to make a limited number of copies for personal use while preventing wholesale replication.