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Articles tagged with: online radio

Pandora Gets A Whole New Look, Switches To HTML5

If you’re into online radio, you’ve probably heard of Pandora. The company had an initial public offering just a few weeks ago, and are now going through a massive restructure that will unveil itself very soon.

To start, subscribers will be slowly but steadily gaining access to the new site on a rolling basis, so it’s hard to give an exact launch date of Pandora’s new interface. The site will first be available to Pandora One customers.

Spotify Comes To U.S. Residents, Perhaps For A Facebook Debut?

Spotify, a Swedish DRM-based music streaming service includes both major labels such as Sony, EMI, and Universal, and independent labels. The startup was launched in October of 2008, and I am please to announce that the service will soon be available to U.S. customers.

The announcement was actually made earlier in the month when Spotify had confirmed that it would come to the U.S., although it had not provided a specific launch date.

A Facebook Music Dashboard On The Way?

There are rumors that Facebook is working on a music “dashboard”, a tab in the home page that allows for music streaming services. Although I don’t know how this will fare against signing directly into Pandora, I do have to commend the social media platform for finding another way to keep users tuned in.

The music will be available in the aforementioned tab on the left-hand side of Facebook’s home page, leading to music-streaming services such as Spotify.

Pandora Sets IPO Terms, Expect $8 Per Share

The online radio company, Pandora Media Inc. has filed terms for $109.5 million IPO on Thursday. The owners of Pandora will sell 13.68 million shares at $7 to $9 a piece ($8 average), according to an amended filing with S.E.C. (Securities and Exchange Commission).

Pandora was launched in 2005, and was the first online radio service that used a special algorithm based on the Music Genome Project (a database built by teams of music experts that analyzes songs) to select a playlist for users based on preferred and disliked songs.