The Internet's biggest radio service swung to a solid profit, but crimped earnings guidance coupled with dribbling active-listener growth stoked a share sell-off.
Pandora's head of electronics partnerships talks about rolling his eyes at the idea of a smart fridge, how far connected devices have come, and where they're going.
For all the flash of Apple buying Beats, Google's purchase of Songza gives it an online music service focused on anticipatory contextual playlists -- key to an "Internet of Things" future.
Clear Channel's online arm racked up 50 million registered users faster than Pandora -- and Facebook and Twitter too.
Further building its ad tools, the online radio service adds stations crafted by major brands to "Stations You Might Like."
The Internet's biggest radio service reported a narrower-than-predicted loss in the first quarter, but guidance -- damped by investments in its advertising abilities -- stoked investors to sell.
Sony, Warner, and Universal argue that under state law, the music streaming service must pay license fees for songs recorded before 1972.
Because of a rise in royalty rates paid to musicians, all new subscribers to the streaming music service's premium option will have to pay a dollar more per month than existing users.
iTunes Radio will spur more people to digital radio from broadcast radio, not from Pandora to Apple, the company's financial chief says. However, Pandora's international horizon remains dim by comparison.
Pandora's easy-to-use interface and massive music library make the app a must-download for music fans with Windows phones.
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