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What Pandora Tells Advertisers About You When You’re Listening To Music

Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook all have their own tracking systems that may signal impending doomfor the traditional cookie. First-party tracking can provide advertisers with much more accurate results than cookies, due to the access these companies have to user data. Online radio service Pandora recently adopted its own cookie […]
What Pandora Tells Advertisers About You When You’re Listening To Music
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Music/Radio Companies at War Over Online Radio

Here’s an odd one: Big Media coming to New Media’s defence.  According to Digital Music News, the National Association of Broadcasters has backed the “Internet Radio Equality Act,” which would preserve lower royalty rates for online radio companies.  The organisation is taking on SoundExchange, the hip-ly named music industry lobbying […]
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Are Bono and Steve Jobs About to Go to War Again?

Broken friendships produce the bitterest feuds, which explains the big beef between Steve Jobs‘ Apple and Bono’s Elevation Partners. Now Elevation is investing in Pandora, the beloved internet radio site edging ever closer to competition with Apple.
Are Bono and Steve Jobs About to Go to War Again?
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How Pandora Survived More Than 300 VC Rejections

[preserve] [/preserve] Founded in 1999 by Tim Westergren, Pandora was able to raise some money right before the dotcom bubble burst. Once that money ran out, however, Pandora struggled to raise more cash and “spent over two and a half years essentially broke.”
How Pandora Survived More Than 300 VC Rejections
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Pandora Was Saved By The iPhone, Now It’s Thinking IPO

[credit provider=”Flickr/Typeweight” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/typeweight/246888418/”] Pandora was saved by the iPhone, and now it has ambitions to turn public, Claire Cain Miller at the New York Times reports.The music streaming service was profitable on $50 million in revenue last year, according to Claire’s reporting. An analyst tells her it could do $100 […]
Pandora Was Saved By The iPhone, Now It’s Thinking IPO
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How Google Blew It In Radio

Google (GOOG) is finally throwing in the towel on its plan to take over the radio ad sales business.  Jessica Vascellaro of the WSJ takes a close look at how the company blew it.
How Google Blew It In Radio