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PandoradesktopPandora launched a new subscription-based premium service called Pandora One, which delivers better quality for $36 a year. Pandora One streams at 192K bits per second, allows unlimited song skips, enables five hours of non-interaction without timeout, and offers several different user interfaces to suit most preferences. Anyone who subscribed before, which simply let them avoid ads, gets a free upgrade to Pandora One.

It wasn’t that long ago that Pandora was struggling to survive. But now revenue may double this year to $40 million, thanks to sales of targeted advertising and the huge jump in users thanks to iPhone and BlackBerry apps.

(Title lyric from Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joey Kramer.)

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Written by chris

May 20, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Posted in Internet, Mobile, music, Radio

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