You say you want unrivaled access to movies, music, television, and educational programming at a price you can afford? Well, Twin Cities-based CRAM™ Worldwide is taking you up on that. I recently interviewed CEO and cofounder Daren Klum (see MP3 link below) to try to learn more about what he's up to. His new startup is out to prove it's possible to unlock the largest content catalogs in the world so you get true, unlimited content anyplace, anytime -- free of tethered connections. Hey, does that get your juices flowing?
CRAM™ plans to do that with a next-generation digital content delivery device and platform that provides consumers with a unique, simple, and interactive approach to accessing digital content. The company has been quietly developing its patent-pending technology and simultaneously planning the launch of a content network that will position it against some of the largest content distributors in the world, such as Comcast, Redbox, and even Netflix. The key is this: the CRAM™ device will provide content in real, actual HD. My colleague Steve Borsch did an interview of Daren a couple of months ago on Minnov8.com that delves further into the company's technology.
CRAM™ says its content delivery system not only gives customers a far better user experience, but it's "a fun way to interact with content." And Daren tells me it will be available for a very affordable monthly subscription. I sat down with him yesterday to talk about his background, how he came to cofound CRAM™, and what the current status is of his startup, as well as his plans for next few months. (For more on Daren and his team, check out the firm's About page. It is one impressive assemblage of talent.)