Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy has suggested one of the analyst’s fears about its business is coming true -- the company is not selling enough mobile ads... Spotifty’s Plan To Concur America... Subscription service Rdio has surpassed 10 million songs in its catalog... and much more.
A District Court judge has drastically reduced the fine in the Jammie Thomas-Rasset file-sharing case from $1.5 million to to $54,000. The defendant was found guilty for stealing and distributing 24 songs for personal use.
A new Nielsen white paper shows that audio streaming services in the U.S. -- and four European countries – have potential but lack growth. However, the scope of the company’s survey may have led to results that are at odds with generally accepted trends in the U.S., not least because its sample period ended more than two months before the Stateside launch of Spotify.
Subscription services may actually be working, at least if you consider the economics of the New York Times once-controversial decision to install a paywall on its website. Also, Bandcamp dissects the stages of its users and the Electronic Frontier Foundation dusts off archaic complaints for Spotify.
Pandora Media has partnered with Verizon to offer its Internet radio service to subscribers of Verizon’s high-definition TV service FiOS, according to various media reports. The partnership will give subscribers to FiOS TV, Verizon’s high-definition TV service, access to Pandora’s personalized Internet radio service
Internet radio startup Earbits has found a clever way to get its product to market: SFGate, the online version of the San Francisco Chronicle, launched the Earbits-powered SFGate Radio on Wednesday. Also, Dubset raises a half-milli, Sir Mix-A-Lot Facebook game gets back from Business Insider, and did Spotify's launch partners pay a cool milli?