Monday, March 08, 2010

How Pandora Avoided the Junkyard, and Found Success - NYTimes.com

A timely snapshot; I wonder when Apple will sue Pandora…

Had Pandora died, it would have joined myriad music start-ups in the tech company graveyard, like SpiralFrog and the original Napster. Instead, with a successful iPhone app fueling interest, Pandora is attracting attention from investment bankers who think it could go public, the pinnacle of success for a start-up.

Pandora’s 48 million users tune in an average 11.6 hours a month. That could increase as Pandora strikes deals with the makers of cars, televisions and stereos that could one day, Pandora hopes, make it as ubiquitous as AM/FM radio.

How Pandora Avoided the Junkyard, and Found Success - NYTimes.com

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