Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

Pluto.tv Aims to Turn Online Video Into Lean-Back Experience

Pluto.tv Aims to Turn Online Video Into Lean-Back Experience

Backed by a retinue of media heavyweights, Pluto.tv launched on Monday with the aim of making online video more like television -- a lean-back experience where viewers can just select a channel and let it play. The goal: significantly boost the amount of time people spend watching online videos.
Last.fm Pulls Out of Radio Streaming, Plugs in YouTube

Last.fm Pulls Out of Radio Streaming, Plugs in YouTube

Last.fm, a pioneer in online music, said Wednesday it will end its subscription radio streaming service on April 28. Instead, the company will plug into YouTube and VEVO to provide music streams to people who use its online music player, introduced earlier this year.
Warner Music CFO Brian Roberts Resigns

Warner Music CFO Brian Roberts Resigns

Warner Music's Chief Financial Officer, Brian Roberts, has resigned, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Linkin Park

Linkin Park's Latest Music Video Is a Game

Linkin Park, a band known for its experimental approaches to technology, is debuting its newest music video as a fully playable game inside of "Project Spark," a game-building platform created by Microsoft for Xbox One and Windows 8.
Pandora Raises Price of Ad-Free Service

Pandora Raises Price of Ad-Free Service

Citing higher royalty costs, Pandora on Tuesday said it is raising the price of its ad-free PandoraOne service to $4.99 a month for new subscribers, starting in May. Existing PandoraOne subscribers will continue to pay $3.99 a month. Pandora is also doing away with its annual subscription option, which cost $39 a year for ad-free listening.

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