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Pandora doubled its users to 40m this year

US streaming music service Pandora has doubled its size to 40 million registered users in 2009, and is apparently adding 600,000 new signups a WEEK at the moment. Half of those new users are coming from mobile, says the company,...
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Music Ally Report: The ups and downs of streaming music

Our lead examines 2009's raise of Spotify and Padora services and the debate around the economics behind them.
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Pandora’s next frontier is car radios

Pandora CTO Tom Conrad has told the SF MusicTech Summit that Pandora is keen to make a bigger move into in-car audio, starting with controls built into dashboards and steering wheels to access its smartphone apps.
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Pandora boss: ‘To be attractive to advertisers you have to have scale’

Pandora founder Tim Westergren is the latest industry exec to chip in for our Can Music Be Free? week on the blog. He says the company is still keen to get statutory central licences to offset its current punishing licensing...
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Music Ally Report: There’s no such thing as a free launch

Our lead looks at the new business model behind free music platforms.
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Google unveils new music search with MySpace, Lala, Pandora, Imeem AND Rhapsody

The speculation last week about Google's music search plans was pretty much on the money. Announced officially last night, the company's new search features will provide streaming previews when people search for song titles...
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Google unveils new music search with MySpace, Lala, Pandora, Imeem AND Rhapsody

The speculation last week about Google's music search plans was pretty much on the money. Announced officially last night, the company's new search features will provide streaming previews when people search for...
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Grooveshark unveils new design, but still lacking label deals

US streaming music service Grooveshark has had a user-interface spring clean, with a design that's now more comparable to desktop music apps like Spotify and Pandora.
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Should RealNetworks sell Rhapsody?

That's the question being asked by Business Week, in an article poking holes in RealNetworks' consumer music strategy.
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Pandora goes live with music videos

Streaming music service Pandora has added videos, albeit from a limited number of artists.
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Pandora app now available on Android phones

Last July, the CTO of music service Pandora said "I need Android like I need a hole in the head... another OS platform that sits on top of buggy firmware".
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Venture capital firms raised 82% less cash in Q2

The latest report from the US-based National Venture Capital Association reveals that VC funds there only raised $1.7 billion in the second quarter of this year - down 82% year-on-year from $9.3 billion in Q2 2008.