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Pandora takes on Spotify with dozens of personalized playlists built using its Music Genome

Just ahead of Spotify’s public debut planned for early April, Pandora is punching its rival where it hurts: personalized playlists. Spotify’s playlists customized to its individual users &

Pandora doubles down on ad tech with acquisition of AdsWizz for $145 million

Pandora announced this morning it’s acquiring digital audio ad technology firm AdsWizz for $145 million, as a combination of at least 50 percent cash, with the remaining paid in either cash or s

Facebook and Warner Music ink recorded and published music deal for videos and messages

Just weeks after signing a large licensing deal with leading indy label representative ICE, Facebook has continued its march into the world of music with the news that it has now added Warner Music Gr

Pandora's improving financials help it recover from a bad day

Pandora tumbled almost 9% on the stock market Wednesday. And then it bounced back over 6% after the day ended. The music streaming business, which has had a terrible past year on the stock market, su

Pandora Premium comes to the web

Pandora is plugging a hole in its paid subscription service with today’s launch of Pandora Premium on the web. While free users of the radio service could listen to their stations via the browse

Pandora is laying off about 5 percent of its workforce as it shifts to more automated ads

Streaming music service Pandora is laying off about five percent of its employee base and taking "other cost-saving measures" in an attempt to save about $45 million annually. According to Pandora's 8

Spotify is testing a new playlist-based music app that’s a lot like Pandora

Spotify is testing an app that sees it move firmly into Pandora’s territory. ‘Stations’ is a new Android-only app that is being piloted by the company in Australia — it was fir

Pandora listeners can now watch video ads to access on-demand music

Streaming radio and music service Pandora is today introducing a new way for people to access on-demand music, without having to upgrade to a Premium subscription. For the first time, radio listeners

Pandora misses a beat, shares down 6% after posting earnings

Music streaming business Pandora reported earnings after the bell on Thursday. Adjusted earnings per share were negative six cents, better than the negative eight cents that Yahoo Finance analysts wer

Pandora made $80M in U.S. app store revenue in Q3, booting Netflix from the top grossing spot

In the face of fierce competition from Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora has been growing its in-app subscription revenues, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The streaming music service earned t

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

Pandora sort of bounces back after months of chaos

Pandora is probably breathing a small sigh of relief after months of chaos have still ended with a positive second quarter, sending the shares up more than 7 percent in extended trading.

Netflix was the top grossing app in Q2, with mobile revenue up 233% since last year

Netflix’s booming subscriber growth, announced in the company’s earnings last week, is also being felt on the App Store, where its app has again become the top earner in terms of revenue.

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren is officially out amid company shakeup

Following rumblings of a shakeup over the weekend, Pandora confirmed today that co-founder Tim Westergren is stepping down from his role as CEO. Naveen Chopra, who stepped in as the company’s CFO ba

Crunch Report | Caldbeck and Mazzeo leave Binary Capital

Binary Capital co-founder Justin Caldbeck quits as Matt Mazzeo steps away from the firm, Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren will step down according to reports, Houzz raises a huge $400M roun

Pandora co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren will step down according to reports

Pandora's chief executive and co-founder Tim Westergren intends to hand over the reins at the company, according to a report in Recode citing people familiar with the company's plans. 

Equity podcast: Uber’s shakeup and Pandora’s new tune

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Crunch Report | SoftBank Buys Boston Dynamics

SoftBank is buying Boston Dynamics, Pandora sells 16% of company to SiriusXM and Taylor Swift is coming back to music streaming. All this on Crunch Report.

Pandora raises $480M from SiriusXM, sells Ticketfly to Eventbrite for $200M

Troubled streaming music service Pandora has finally found a white knight of sorts to boost it with a cash injection as it looks to improve its business: SiriusXM has just announced it will be investi

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, simp
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