Some have more hustle than others in the pursuit of new customers.
It wasn't long after news broke that Pandora had acquired the long-running and well-liked, if niche, streaming service Rdio that we learned Pandora would also be shutting the service down permanently. Pandora plans to strip Rdio down to the frame and incorporate its guts into a new, on-demand service that they plan to launch in late 2016.
While Rdio never released subscriber numbers, it was long-speculated that the company's paying customer count was far from stratospheric. Regardless of the number, the death of Rdio will leave many thousands of people -- people truly interested in a streaming service they like, regardless of its popularity -- who no longer have a digital jukebox to turn to. Obviously, other streaming services would be interested in that carrion. So what are they doing to secure it for themselves?