Great article by Eric Savitz in Forbes:
Suddenly, Pandora is everywhere. The Internet radio service is on Blu-Ray players. Televisions. Factory installed and after-market car stereo systems. Home audio systems. PCs. Tablets. And phones. Thanks to more than a decade of hard work, the company has emerged from the massively troubled music industry as a leading player – and one which stands to benefit big time from the spread of high-speed wireless bandwidth and the proliferation of wireless devices.
In a wide-ranging breakfast interview at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, CEO Tim Westergren laid out the how Pandora has grown from troubled startup to Internet icon – and gave a glimpse at where the company might go next.
Pandora has been around for 11 years, but didn’t launch the Internet radio service until late 2005. The company’s original business idea was to build a music recommendation engine; originally called Savage Beast Technologies, the company tried to license the software to music sellers like Amazon.com (AMZN) and CDnow...
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