Riders can now stream from Pandora in their Uber

Uber this morning announced an expanded relationship with Pandora, which will see the music service integrated into the Uber rider mobile application, along with Spotify. Uber customers in the U.S., A

Pandora may finally launch on-demand streaming

After years of resistance, it looks like Pandora is about ready to jump on the on-demand streaming wagon. According to a report from the WSJ, Pandora is in the process of signing deals with record com

Pandora will now recommend nearby concerts, thanks to Ticketfly

Spotify late last year turned its recommendation engine to concerts, suggesting nearby shows based on the listening habits of its users. Today, Pandora announced a similar move, aided by Ticketfly, w

Pandora struggles to find new footing as music streaming becomes commoditized

Pandora, in a story we’ve seen before with many other maturing companies, is facing an existential crisis. The company now finds itself fighting for its life against competition from the core pl

Pandora shares drop after it rejects $3.5B buyout from SiriusXM

Wall Street quieted Pandora today following mediocre earnings and news that Pandora’s board rejected a $3.4 billion acquisition offer at about $15 per share from SiriusXM radio owner Liberty M

Amazon Echo users can finally choose Spotify or Pandora as default music service

I love my Amazon Echo. And alongside checking the weather, I mostly use the voice-powered smart speaker to play music. That said, I’m not much of an Amazon Prime music user. I don’t know a

How consolidations will play out in the transportation, food and entertainment industries

There has been no shortage of thoughtful articles exploring a bubble in technology. I would argue that the world has already been transformed, and there is no bubble in the purest sense. Instead of ma

Pandora up 6% on strong earnings but Rdio and Ticketfly buys don’t pay much yet

Pandora continues to flail as Internet radio becomes just a feature baked into competitors like Spotify and Apple Music, but at least it had strong Q1 2016 earnings today. Pandora pulled in $297.3 mil

Revisiting Brian Eno’s ‘The Studio as a Compositional Tool’

In 1979, Brian Eno gave a lecture at the inaugural New Music America Festival in New York on a very Brian Eno-ish topic. Titled “The Recording Studio as a Compositional Tool,” it is most definitel

Ticketfly builds concert app from the ashes of its WillCall acquisition

WillCall had great design and community, but didn’t have tickets to the best concerts. Ticketfly had deep relationships with music venues, but no one was using it to discover shows. Today, Ticke

Pandora raises its social media game with AMPcast, DIY audio messaging for artists

While Spotify is acquiring startups expand its messaging and social features, Pandora is also raising its game in the artist-to-fan communications sphere for musicians to better target Pandora&#8

Pandora should revive Rdio as pay-for-what-you-want streaming

Music listeners are cheapskates. Few will pay Spotify or Apple $10 a month even to stream almost every song ever. Meanwhile, radio services like Pandora hardly scrape by on the meager ad rates after

Earnings Review: Groupon Spikes, Pandora Mixed and Twitter’s Flat User Growth

It’s over! (Nearly.) This week was the last set of big earnings reports, barring a few happening early March — Square and Box, to be exact. It was a wild week, to be sure. Groupon (surprise!)

Pandora Has Mixed Q4 Earnings With $336M Revenue And 3.8% Growth To 81.1M Listeners

Amid rumors that it's trying to sell itself, Pandora missed on its Q4 2015 earnings report where it said it had 81.1 million listeners, up from 78.1 million in Q3 but down from 81.5 million a year ago

Pandora Revamps Its App To Better Compete With Spotify, Apple Music

Pandora today rolled out a series of new features that, again, are aimed at making the streaming music service more competitive with the likes of Spotify and other competitors. As you may recall, the

Nielsen: Music Streams Doubled In 2015, Digital Sales Continue To Fall

2015 was a good year for streaming services, according to Nielsen's year-end Music report out now. In 2015, on-demand streaming services grew to 317 billion streams - that's a doubling from 2014, whic

Why Pandora Shares Are Going Crazy

Music listening service Pandora saw a dramatic dip and then a dramatic 22% spike in after-hours trading Wednesday, as investors were reading the tea leaves and then learned of the royalty rate decisi

Pandora Unveils “Thumbprint Radio” For People Who Like Variety

Music listening service Pandora says its algorithm just got smarter with “Thumbprint Radio.” Users who have liked music across multiple genres will find their unique mix on a new custom station.

Spotify Claims Streaming Music Throne Worldwide, But Pandora Is Still Top Service In U.S.

Spotify is the world’s top streaming music service in terms of active users, downloads and revenue, according to a new music-focused report out this morning from App Annie. However, while Spoti

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week two major tech companies went public, Pandora acquired Rdio and Lyft financials leaked. The Cribs crew visited the visually stunning Minted HQ, and we discussed the rentpocalypse with the CE
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