Pandora

  • Pandora adds a continuous listening mode with AutoPlay, while considering a Sirius XM investment

    Pandora adds a continuous listening mode with AutoPlay, while considering a Sirius XM investment

    Pandora today is rolling out a new feature to its Premium tier that will allow subscribers to continue to listen to music, uninterrupted, when their current track, album or playlist ends. Called, simply, “AutoPlay,” the feature works by shifting users to a personalized radio station based on whatever it is you were listening to before. Read More

  • Discontent and disruption in the world of content delivery networks Crunch Network

    Discontent and disruption in the world of content delivery networks

    As content delivery networks (CDN) market leaders grapple with technological shifts, some innovators are making rapid advances. The CDN market, estimated at $5 billion today, is anticipated to be more than $10 billion by 2019. While the market is growing rapidly, can the giants learn to dance? How are the startups aiming slingshots at the legacy Goliaths? Read More

  • Pandora will consider buyout before selling $150M in preferred stock to KKR

    Pandora will consider buyout before selling $150M in preferred stock to KKR

    Pandora is taking a cash infusion to maintain “a strong balance sheet” as it struggles to shift from radio to the increasingly popular on-demand streaming model. Private equity firm KKR has agreed to buy $150 million in Series A preferred Pandora shares and be paid a 7.5 percent or 8 percent quarterly dividend; KKR’s Richard Sarnoff will take a board seat. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Facebook Launches Camera Effects Platform

    Today’s Stories  Facebook launches augmented reality Camera Effects developer platform Facebook launches beta of Spaces, its goofy and fun social VR platform Snapchat introduces World Lenses – live filters for just about anything Steve Ballmer’s new project sheds light on U.S. Government spending Pandora Premium opens to all, invites no longer needed
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  • Pandora Premium opens to all, invites no longer needed

    Pandora Premium opens to all, invites no longer needed

    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. The service itself is essentially Pandora’s own spin on on-demand music, offering a combination of radio-like listening as… Read More

  • Pandora becomes the latest tech company to turn to private equity

    Pandora becomes the latest tech company to turn to private equity

    If you haven’t being paying attention, private equity firms love them some technology companies. According to new Pitchbook data, one-fifth of all U.S. private equity deals in the first quarter of this year centered on companies in the IT sector. The streaming music service Pandora is reportedly talking with private equity firms to expand its business, too. Read More

  • Report: Free trials push Apple Music ahead of Pandora and Spotify on mobile usage

    Report: Free trials push Apple Music ahead of Pandora and Spotify on mobile usage

    Spotify may be the reigning leader when it comes to the largest number of paid subscribers for a streaming music service, but it’s Apple that comes out on top when their respective audiences translate into monthly unique users, specifically on mobile. A report published this week from mobile analytics firm Verto has found that Apple Music attracted 40.7 million monthly unique users to… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Intel Acquires Mobileye

    Today’s Stories Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel Pandora’s on-demand music service finally arrives Facebook tells developers to not use data for surveillance YouTube launches Uptime, an experimental app for watching videos with friends New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha
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  • Pandora’s on-demand music service finally arrives

    Pandora’s on-demand music service finally arrives

    Pandora’s long-awaited alternative to Spotify has arrived today. The company this morning announced the debut of a new paid tier to its streaming service called Pandora Premium, which offers a combination of radio-like listening as well as the option to search and play any track and create your own playlists. Read More

  • Pandora falls 4% on earnings news

    Pandora falls 4% on earnings news

    Internet music giant Pandora fell 4 percent in initial after-hours trading after the company released its fourth-quarter 2016 earnings results. Pandora actually beat expectations, but this was already worked into the stock because the company announced last month that they would beat guidance. Investors were apparently looking for something better. The earnings per share loss came in at 13… Read More

  • Sources: Spotify may delay IPO to 2018 as it rethinks licensing deals

    Sources: Spotify may delay IPO to 2018 as it rethinks licensing deals

    Spotify — the music streaming company with over 100 million users (40 million of them paying) — has long been seen as one of the more likely candidates among larger tech startups to go public in 2017, but it looks like this plan may be shifting. TechCrunch has heard from multiple sources that the company is now weighing a plan to delay an IPO until 2018. The delay… Read More

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