Pandora

  • 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

  • Pandora Q2 Tops Estimates Slightly With $218.9M In Revenue, But Its Stock Is Falling

    Pandora Q2 Tops Estimates Slightly With $218.9M In Revenue, But Its Stock Is Falling

    Pandora came in just slightly ahead of analyst estimates in its just-released second quarter earnings report. The streaming music company reported revenue of $218.9 million (up 38 percent on a non-GAAP basis) and non-GAAP earnings per share of 4 cents. Analysts had projected that the company would report revenue of $218.6 million and EPS of 3 cents. Read More

  • Apple Adds Talk Radio And News To iTunes Radio Starting With NPR

    Apple Adds Talk Radio And News To iTunes Radio Starting With NPR

    Apple is teaming up with NPR to offer its first news content on its iTunes Radio streaming audio offering, Re/code reports. The new channel goes live today, offering 24 hours of live news and previously recorded programming including All Things Considered. Local affiliates will also start offering their own custom channels sometime in the coming weeks. The NPR arrangement provides iTunes… Read More

  • The Pandora One Subscription Service To Cost $5 A Month

    The Pandora One Subscription Service To Cost $5 A Month

    Pandora is getting a little more expensive. Starting in May, and for new subscribers, the Pandora One monthly subscription service will cost $5. Existing subscribers that remain active will keep paying $3.99 a month to listen to Pandora without any ads. Read More

  • CTO Tom Conrad Shifting To Advisory Role At Pandora

    CTO Tom Conrad Shifting To Advisory Role At Pandora

    Pandora’s Chief Technology Officer Tom Conrad announced on the company blog that he’s shifting to an advisory role, and that Vice President of Engineering Chris Martin will be taking his place as CTO. In an email to the company that Conrad included in his blog post, he noted that he’s been at Pandora for 10 years now. He started thinking about leaving “maybe 18… Read More

  • Pandora Falls After Hours On Weak 2014 Revenue Guidance Despite Strong Q4 EPS Of $0.11

    Pandora Falls After Hours On Weak 2014 Revenue Guidance Despite Strong Q4 EPS Of $0.11

    Today Pandora reported its fourth-quarter financial performance, essentially matching revenue expectations, and beating on earnings per share. For the period, Pandora had non-GAAP revenue of $200.8 million, and non-GAAP earnings per share (diluted) of $0.11. Read More

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