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  • Sling TV founding CEO Roger Lynch is Pandora’s new president and CEO

    Sling TV founding CEO Roger Lynch is Pandora’s new president and CEO

    Pandora announced today it has appointed Robert 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. Lynch’s new position comes just as Pandora has launched a rebranding effort to focus on conversion of free users to… Read More

  • Pandora’s new iMessage app lets you text your favorite music

    Pandora’s new iMessage app lets you text your favorite music

    Tucked away inside Pandora’s rebranded app, launched yesterday, the company was hiding its first iMessage app, too. In fact, it’s the first third-party party streaming music service to launch its own iMessage extension, the company says. That’s not to say it’s the only music-focused iMessage app, of course. Apple Music already lets you share your favorite songs… Read More

  • Ad-free Pandora Plus launches to all, along with a new company logo

    Ad-free Pandora Plus launches to all, along with a new company logo

    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. In addition, Pandora has announced a rebrand, including an updated “P” logo, which is meant to reflect the evolution… Read More

  • Pandora hopes you’ll listen more in an Uber

    Pandora hopes you’ll listen more in an Uber

    Uber already integrates with Spotify so riders can pick their favorite tunes to jam to on their trip, but now Pandora is teaming up with the rideshare giant to do the same — this time for drivers. It’s not clear how many riders actually use the Spotify integration but not many drivers seem to have the set up to use it. Anecdotally, one Uber driver told me he didn’t even know… Read More

  • BMW announces Android app integration

    BMW announces Android app integration

    BMW was among the first auto manufacturers to introduce integration with iPhones in 2011. Now, five years later, the company has at last announced at the New York International Auto Show that BMW Apps will integrate with Android devices. The first three apps to work with the iDrive system in the 2016 BMW 7 Series are all about the music: iHeartRadio, Pandora and Spotify. So far, it’s… Read More

  • After Cancelling Its IPO, Deezer Raises Another $109M From Access And Orange

    After Cancelling Its IPO, Deezer Raises Another $109M From Access And Orange

    Deezer, the Paris-based music and other audio streaming service with 6.3 million users that planned but ultimately cancelled an IPO last year, has now tapped existing investors for more funding. Today the company is announcing that it has raised another €100 million ($109 million), led by Warner Music Group owner Access Industries and with participation also from French carrier… Read More

  • iTunes Radio Is No Longer Free

    iTunes Radio Is No Longer Free

    iTunes Radio will no longer be free, as of January 28. In an email to customers, Apple said that the Pandora-like service will only be available for Apple Music subscribers, which costs $9.99 per month. Apple will still be offering free radio, however. The Beats 1 listening channels, with live DJs, will remain in operation. (This is different than the Beats Music app, which was recently… Read More

  • Scorecard: 2015 Digital Media Predictions Crunch Network

    Scorecard: 2015 Digital Media Predictions

    Last year on TechCrunch I made eight predictions about digital media. This post compares those predictions to the reality that is digital media in 2015. Read More