Pandora Is Now 10 Billion Thumbs Strong

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Thumbs are important to Pandora’s listeners.

Personalized radio service Pandora has reached a major milestone: last week it recorded its 10 billionth thumb (and it was a thumbs up).

Avid fans of the popular service already know what that means — for the rest of you, Pandora lets users mark the song that’s currently playing with a Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down. The effect is pretty straightforward: hit a thumbs up and Pandora will try to play more music that sounds like the song you’re listening to, thumbs down and Pandora will immediately jump to the next song and send a minor electric shock to CTO Tom Conrad…

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Pandora Internet Radio Hits 60 Million Subscribers

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Pandora Internet Radio has just announced that their site now has 60 million users registered to listen to their personalized online radio service. Pandora started back in 2000 and offers thousands of songs to users with a collection of 90,000 artists, of which 80% are played each month. That’s a ton of music!

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Top 10 Music Apps for the iPhone

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The weekend after the new iPhone’s release, more than 10 million applications were downloaded through the App Store. Some are free, some carry a fee, and most also work on the Wi-Fi-compatible iPod Touch.

Here are ten of the more notable music apps available. All are free, unless otherwise noted.
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The Future of Radio – Who Will Emerge?

 The Future of Radio - Who Will Emerge?

As the audience for AM and FM radio declines, start-up entrepreneurs and giant media companies alike search for the “next radio” — a way to make money by helping listeners discover new music. Online music providers such as Pandora, Imeem and Last.fm provide an early glance at that next chapter in radio history.

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