When it went public in 2011, over a decade after the company’s founding, Pandora employed fewer than 40 engineers.
When it went public in 2011, over a decade after the company’s founding, Pandora employed fewer than 40 engineers.
Pandora is the grandaddy of streaming music, with more than 15 years in business and more monthly listeners using it to hear tunes than anyone save for YouTube. But Pandora, a public company, has struggled to turn a profit, and has seen its user growth slow in recent years.
That was fast: just as soon as it was reported that Pandora was in talks to buy Rdio, the two sides have confirmed that an acquisition is indeed taking place. Pandora has acquired “key assets” from Rdio for $75 million in cash, the company has just announced.
When Tim Westergren says something about music, it's easy to believe him. He not only possesses rock-star good looks and a background as a pianist, but he also co-founded Pandora, the web's most popular radio service.
For somebody who just got off of a red-eye flight across the country at six this morning, Tim Westergren seems strangely energized. Perhaps it’s adrenaline. But it would be hard to blame him if there was a shred of terror in there, too.
The rumors were true: Pandora CEO Tim Westergren has announced that he's stepping down from the company he co-founded 17 years ago. He'll remain in the leadership position while the company searches for a replacement.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of Napster, the file sharing service that disrupted the music business and conditioned a generation of consumers to expect to be able to listen to their favorite songs for free.
Pandora is not taking today’s debut of Amazon’s new, on-demand music streaming service lying down. The company has conveniently timed the launch of its own new paid tier, Pandora Plus, to coincide with that of Amazon Music Unlimited’s arrival.
Just over 15 months after Pandora acquired key assets from Rdio, and three months after it announced its plans, the company is ready to launch its full-fledged on-demand music service, Pandora Premium.
For over a decade Pandora has been streaming music online through customized, intelligent radio stations. With over 1.5 million songs, Pandora is providing the soundtrack to many of our lives—I’m using it right now, in fact.
Music while you work is one of life's pleasures, but finding the right music to listen to isn't easy. You need something you enjoy, but something that won't distract you or require a ton of management.
Pandora Media, the largest Internet radio service, has held discussions about selling the company, according to people briefed on the talks. Pandora is working with Morgan Stanley to meet with potential buyers, said the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Ever since Pandora Premium launched, fans of the service have been faced with a choice: stick with the free radio-style service or upgrade to à la carte streaming for $10 a month. Now, Pandora is offering free access to its premium tier—as long as you don’t mind watching a few ads first.
Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already knows. Even so, getting out of your comfort zone a little bit and trying a new service will only reward you with tons of great new music.
Chrome/Firefox: Hola Unblocker is a browser extension that removes region locks and allows you to watch BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Hula, Pandora, and more regardless of where you live. It doesn’t require any set up and works right out of the box. Update: We no longer recommend Hola Unblocker.
In the spring of 2009, jewelry stores were struggling. It was the height of the recession, and with the economy in the tank, many were feeling the effects. Which is why when Elissa Spektor walked by Maurice's Jewelers in Miami, she was stunned to see it packed with customers.
Just ahead of Spotify’s public debut planned for early April, Pandora is punching its rival where it hurts: personalized playlists.
Pandora announced this morning it’s acquiring digital audio ad technology firm AdsWizz for $145 million, as a combination of at least 50 percent cash, with the remaining paid in either cash or stock at Pandora’s discretion.
Pandora has announced it is testing personalized playlists with select Pandora Premium users that are automatically generated based on a person’s individual listening habits, as reported by TechCrunch.
Rdio wasn't the first streaming music service I used, but it remains the one that I used for the longest.
Pandora Plus, an upgrade to the longstanding Pandora One, will still be formatted as a radio option. The new offering will include unlimited skips and replays as well as an offline listening option. It's not immediately available, but will be slowly rolling out over the next month.
As the lights of the strip glimmer below, Pandora co-founder/CEO Tim Westergren stands before two dozen advertising executives in a 61st floor suite in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It’s the first day of 2017’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and he’s pitching Pandora’s new direction.
If you’re looking for something good to listen to, you have tons of services, both free and paid (and both) to choose from. With Grooveshark now sadly departed, it’s time to take a fresh look at the world of streaming music, and see who comes out on top.
Amid rumors that it’s trying to sell itself, Pandora missed on its Q4 2015 earnings report where it said it had 81.1 million listeners, up from 78.1 million in Q3 but down from 81.5 million a year ago. Pandora saw $336 million revenue and $0.
Pandora announced today it has appointed Roger Lynch as its new president and CEO. Lynch was the founding CEO of Dish’s Sling TV previous to the move. He will also become a member of Pandora’s board of directors, along with Snap Inc.’s Michael Lynton.
You might have the impression there’s no real money in Pandora.
Last fall, Questlove, of the Roots, visited Pandora Media’s headquarters in Oakland, Calif., for what he assumed would be a perfunctory outreach meeting. Pandora, the internet radio giant, was one of several digital music outlets then trying to curry favor with him, Questlove said.
Dynamic personalized ads and sequential messaging are coming soon to a Pandora station near you. In an exclusive partnership with A Million Ads, Pandora will be able to reach unique listeners in real time with customized ads.
How much are people willing to spend for streaming music? For years, thanks to rigid pricing structures at streaming services, the answer has been stuck at $10 a month or nothing. But that model may soon be challenged by two giants of online media: Amazon and Pandora Media.
In a way, opening the new Pandora app feels like running into an old friend. For one thing, I haven’t been using Pandora much for the last few years, opting instead to binge on music via Spotify, SoundCloud, and vinyl, dipping into Pandora only rarely.
Pandora was early to the online music business, introducing a free internet radio service just a few years after Apple started iTunes and enjoying a successful debut as a public company. It was nice while it lasted.
Pandora Premium, the company’s paid, on-demand service and rival to Spotify, is today available to all users. The service was technically launched in March, but required users request an invitation to join, as it ramped up to its broader, public availability.
In 2014, Serial upended everything we thought we knew about podcasts, rocketing to the top of any chart it landed on and proving that audio storytelling can have mass appeal beyond a devoted base.
Meet the glamorous woman who jets all over the world on travel dates with married men and other total strangers, but insists she is not a gold digger.
In a victory for Pandora(s p), a federal judge recently rebuffed attempts by music publishers to make the internet radio service pay more for streaming songs.
Pandora's CEO, Chairman, and President Joe Kennedy will resign from leadership of the company following yet another quarterly loss. Pandora's board of directors announced that it begun a search for a successor and that Kennedy would continue to lead the company through its transition.
When it comes to discovering music you’ll love, few companies do it better than Pandora.
Confirming earlier reports, Pandora today announced the launch of a new paid music service called “Pandora Plus.” While this service doesn’t offer a true alternative to Spotify, in terms of on-demand listening, the new $4.
Sometimes you just want to fire up Pandora on your stereo, without having to plug in your phone or enable Bluetooth. If you’re a Kodi user, you’ve probably wondered if there’s a Pandora add-on for your home theater PC. Sadly, there isn’t one in the official repository.
Pandora is one of the oldest music streaming services around. Ever since it launched, users have had one main complaint: they want the option to choose their own music. Now, they finally can. The company is today launching Pandora Premium, a$9.
In what has become a very competitive landscape for digital music, early pioneer Pandora is trying to remain a leader. The company reported third quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday, giving a glimpse at the current health of their business. Pandora has seen its revenue grow to $351.
With over 35 million listeners, Pandora is easily one of the most popular Internet radio sites. Despite Pandora being awesome at linking similar songs together, there’s always room for improvement. For instance, controlling it requires you to manually go to the website.
Pandora, in a story we’ve seen before with many other maturing companies, is facing an existential crisis. The company now finds itself fighting for its life against competition from the core platforms its service exists on: Android and iOS.
Another week, another shake-up in the digital music world. Pandora, the company that pioneered personalized Internet radio, is eyeing a leap into the on-demand music space dominated by Spotify, Apple Music and, until today, Rdio.
There are few industries more paradoxical than streaming music. On the one hand, it’s exploding: The boom in paid subscriptions is driving the music industry’s first real growth in over a decade–in fact, streaming now makes up more than half of its revenue.
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In the race to power what music is playing in your earbuds, the Beats go on. On Tuesday, Beats Music — a new streaming music service from the Dr.
Troubled streaming music service Pandora has finally found a white knight of sorts to boost it with a cash injection as it looks to improve its business: SiriusXM has just announced it will be investing $480 million in cash into publicly traded Pandora, which will give the satellite radio co
Pandora Premium is rolling out this week! Here's what you need to know. Pandora's been in the music-streaming game for quite some time, but when you think of music streaming services you're more likely to think of Apple Music or Spotify or — dare I say — Tidal.
Pandora announced Pandora Premium today, the long awaited music subscription service from the streaming radio giant.
If you’re tired of getting the same music recommendations from Pandora—or you just want a little more variety—avoid using the thumbs-up button and stick to skipping the tracks you don’t like.
Panodora’s chief executive and co-founder Tim Westergren intends to hand over the reins at the company, according to a report in Recode citing people familiar with the company’s plans.