Pandora’s Podcast Genome Project goes live for all

Last month, Pandora announced it would soon be bringing its “Genome” technology to a new space outside of music: it would leverage a similar classification system to make podcast recommendations, too. Initially, the feature was only available to select users on mobile devices, ahead of a broader public launch. Today, Pandora says its Podcast Genome … Read morePandora’s Podcast Genome Project goes live for all

JioSaavn becomes India’s answer to Spotify and Apple Music

India finally has its answer to Spotify after Reliance Jio merged its music service with Saavn, the startup it acquired earlier this year. The deal itself isn’t new — it was announced back in March — but it has reached its logical conclusion after two apps were merged to create a single entity, JioSaavn, which is … Read moreJioSaavn becomes India’s answer to Spotify and Apple Music

The battle over the driving experience is heating up and will be won in software  

Lou Shipley Contributor More posts by this contributor Why The Future Of Digital Security Is Open Sirius XM’s recent all-stock $3.5-billion purchase of the music-streaming service Pandora raised a lot of eyebrows. A big question was why Sirius paid so much. Is Pandora’s music library and customer base really worth that amount? The answer is … Read moreThe battle over the driving experience is heating up and will be won in software  

Pandora’s on-demand music now streams on Alexa devices

Amazon now supports multiple large streaming music services beyond its own, including Deezer and Spotify. While this won’t help much if you’re deeply invested in Apple or Google services, it’s evident that Alexa is becoming the go-to assistant for people who want options for their voice-controlled music.

Pandora Premium arrives on Echo and other Alexa devices

Pandora Premium is finally available on Echo devices. The streaming music company this morning announced its top-level paid subscription tier will launch across Alexa-powered devices, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show, as well as on all third-party Alexa devices that support Pandora. The company’s free, ad-supported music service has been available on … Read morePandora Premium arrives on Echo and other Alexa devices

Pandora beats in Q3 with $417.6M in revenue, fast-growing subscription business

Streaming music service Pandora released its third quarter earnings today – the first since the news of its impending acquisition by SiriusXM, announced in September. The company reported a quickly growing subscription business for its paid products, Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium, which brought in $125.8 million in Q3 – a figure that’s up 49 … Read morePandora beats in Q3 with $417.6M in revenue, fast-growing subscription business

Waze’s new audio player supports Pandora, Stitcher and more

Drivers can now listen to their favorite tunes without having to leave the Waze navigation app. This week, Waze added an audio player to its crowdsourced navigation app that aims to deliver music, podcasts and other content from seven major platforms, including Pandora, Deezer, iHeartRadio, NPR, Scribd, Stitcher and TuneIn. These partners have integrated their audio … Read moreWaze’s new audio player supports Pandora, Stitcher and more

SiriusXM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

SiriusXM and Pandora have announced acquisition plans before the stock market opens. SiriusXM is offering to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion in stock, or $10.14 per share. Pandora would continue to exist as an independent service. For Pandora shareholders, this offer represents a 13.8 percent premium over the volume-weighted average share price of the past … Read moreSiriusXM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

SiriusXM acquires Pandora for $3.5 billion

Sure enough, Pandora’s CEO Roger Lynch — who took over from interim CEO Naveen Chopra after co-founder Tim Westergren announced he was leaving the role — says the massive merger will help it to grow its ad business and subscription offerings. “The combination creates the world’s largest audio entertainment company, with more than $7 billion … Read moreSiriusXM acquires Pandora for $3.5 billion

Pandora’s customized new music playlist ‘The Drop’ arrives today

It’s not quite as comprehensive as the 30 songs Spotify adds to New Release Radar playlists every week, but The Drop playlist, but that’s partially because Pandora’s playlist doesn’t fully refresh on Fridays, Instead, it keeps all the previous songs and simply adds the latest to the very top of the playlist. Eventually, the playlist … Read morePandora’s customized new music playlist ‘The Drop’ arrives today