Pandora

  • Pandora To Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Day Of Ad-Free Listening

    Pandora To Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Day Of Ad-Free Listening

    Our beloved Pandora is 10 years old this month. The music company has endured ups and downs but is set to celebrate that milestone anniversary on the 9th. It’s quite impressive. What started as the human genome project has become something much bigger, connecting artists to listeners 24/7. To give back, Pandora has announced “Listener Love Day,” a day of ad-free streaming for… Read More

  • Pandora’s “Sponsored Listening” Ad Format Exits Beta, Offering Mobile App Users An Hour Of Uninterrupted Listening

    Pandora’s “Sponsored Listening” Ad Format Exits Beta, Offering Mobile App Users An Hour Of Uninterrupted Listening

    Following the arrival of stronger-than-expected earnings last week, radio service Pandora this morning announced the expansion of its “Sponsored Listening” ad product, which is now being made available to all advertisers. The product, which was first introduced this past fall, was said previously to be scheduled for a launch in the second half of 2015. Instead of more… Read More

  • Pandora Pops 5% After Reporting Stronger-Than-Anticipated Q2 Profit Of $0.05 Per Share

    Pandora Pops 5% After Reporting Stronger-Than-Anticipated Q2 Profit Of $0.05 Per Share

    After the bell, digital radio service Pandora reported its second quarter performance, generating an adjusted $0.05 per share on revenue of $285.6 million. The street had expected Pandora to generate a slim $0.02 per-share profit on top line of $283 million. Following its earnings beat, shares of Pandora are up around 5 percent in after-hours trading. The company’s equity spiked higher… Read More

  • Pandora’s Q1 Beats Estimates With $230.8 Million In Revenue

    Pandora’s Q1 Beats Estimates With $230.8 Million In Revenue

    Pandora’s first-quarter earnings beat Wall Street’s expectations, bringing in $230.8 Million in revenue and a loss of 12 cents per share. Its active listener count — while up year over year — fell quarter over quarter. The company said users listened to 5.3 billion hours of music in the first quarter this year, with 79.2 million active listeners — up from… Read More

  • Amazon Prime Music Takes On Pandora With Addition Of “Prime Stations” On iOS

    Amazon Prime Music Takes On Pandora With Addition Of “Prime Stations” On iOS

    Prime Music, Amazon’s free music streaming service for Prime members, has been upgraded on mobile today with a new feature that will see the service better competing with similar offerings like Pandora or iTunes Radio, for example. The company has now introduced “Prime Stations” for users of its iOS application, which are are ad-free streaming music stations that offer… Read More

  • Pandora Q4 Falls Short With $268M In Revenue

    Pandora Q4 Falls Short With $268M In Revenue

    Pandora’s earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2014 disappointed Wall Street, with revenue of $268 million and diluted earnings per share of 18 cents (that’s non-GAAP). That means the company fell a bit short of analyst expectations for EPS of 19 cents especially on revenue, where analysts had predicted $276.5 million. Read More

  • Marriott Considers Offering Netflix, Hulu And Pandora In Hotel Rooms

    Marriott Considers Offering Netflix, Hulu And Pandora In Hotel Rooms

    Marriott, recently in the news for attempting to block private hotspots, is working to offer familiar entertainment via their in-room video systems. Marriott International is testing out new in-room entertainment in eight hotels across its chain (which is, admittedly, a relatively small test considering the chain operates more than 4,000 properties in over eighty countries) that includes… Read More

  • Pandora Now Offers Audience Data To Musicians

    Pandora Now Offers Audience Data To Musicians

    Pandora just announced something called the Artist Marketing Platform, offering a variety of listener data to everyone whose music is played on the Internet radio service. In the release announcing the AMP, Pandora says the platform will offer data about each song (including the total number of plays and the number of thumbs up), as well as the number of fans who have created a station for… Read More

  • Pandora, Indiegogo Release Employee Diversity Reports

    Pandora, Indiegogo Release Employee Diversity Reports

    Indiegogo reported 33 percent of its tech employees are female, a relatively higher percentage than other companies that have recently released diversity reports. In comparison, Twitter’s tech employees are 10 percent female, and those numbers are only slightly better at Snapchat (about 15 percent), Facebook (15 percent) and Google (17 percent). Both Pinterest and eBay both reported… Read More

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