Geodesic has inked a deal with AOL to take the SHOUTcast Radio directory mobile, integrating it with their Mundu Radio product. Mundu Radio bundles music, content (such as news and sports) and personalization, aggregating existing Internet radio stations; it allows users to create and manage playlists, get lyrics for songs being played, with stations, supports multiple audio formats, and operates on WiFi, GPRS and CDMA
SHOUTcast currently features 40,603 online radio stations. It has its own iPhone App, but the partnership with Mundu makes it accessible on Symbian, Palm OS, Windows Mobile for free. Mundu Radio is also available on Blackberry and Apple, as a paid app, priced at $0.99. The partnership essentially allows Mundu Radio to at least come on par with SHOUTcast for its iPhone app.
In India, Mundu Radio is deployed with Idea Cellular. Alongwith Mundu TV and FilmOrbit, Mundu Radio now appears to be part of a larger mobile aggregation play from Geodesic, covering video and radio, with the deployments driving data usage for telecom operators. But the question we’re repeatedly asked is – where and how does Geodesic make its money?