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Sweet Pandora

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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.)


Written by chris

May 20, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Posted in Internet, Mobile, music, Radio

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