Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

Slacker Relaunches Simpler Service to Appeal to More People

Slacker Relaunches Simpler Service to Appeal to More People

Slacker has announced an overhaul of the digital music service that is designed to appeal to mainstream users as opposed to the music aficionados. The new Slacker has more visual elements and adds more personalized recommendations than the prior version in order to appear friendlier to new users who may not know exactly what they want to listen to or how to navigate its prodigious catalog, Slacker chief executive Jim Cady.
Anatomy of a Love Song: Pandora Analyst Offers Tips to Songwriters

Anatomy of a Love Song: Pandora Analyst Offers Tips to Songwriters

Pandora music analyst Steve Hogan has a few tips for you budding songwriters. What does Pandora know about love songs? Many folks know Pandora as an Internet radio streaming service. But the company’s secret sauce is a music genome algorithm that catalogs hundreds of musical attributes for every song that Pandora streams.
Microsoft and Samsung Talk Content Strategy at Dive Into Media

Microsoft and Samsung Talk Content Strategy at Dive Into Media

Technology juggernauts Microsoft Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. on Monday outlined their distinct approaches into content as both step gingerly into the entertainment business. Microsoft, which recently hired former CBS Network Television Entertainment Group’s Nancy Tellem to run its newly opened L.A. production studios in Santa Monica, Calif., said viewers will start to see original content from those studios this year.

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