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Pandora to Remove 40 Hour/Month Free Mobile Listening Limit on Sept. 1st

Pandora has taken a giant step ahead of the Apple's iTunes Radio launch. It will lift the 40-hour per month free mobile listening limit on 1st September, 2013.

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Pandora to Remove 40 Hour/Month Free Mobile Listening Limit on Sept. 1st

Pandora will Remove 40 Hour/Month Free Mobile Listening Limit on Sept. 1st

It’s been twice in a row that Pandora has imposed and then lifted the 40 hour free listening limit. There are two reasons behind this decisive action. Firstly, while the cap was in place, new more sophisticated tools have been created to deal with the costs. Then thanks to betterment in the advertising department, a level of monetization that exceeds the previous watermark is possible. Reinstituting the cap caused a 10% decrease in usability. However, removing it won’t necessarily boost subscriptions. The rival of Pandora, Apple's iTunes Radio is about to undergo a launch ceremony. It will offer some stiff competition to Pandora. 

Pandora founder, Tim Westergren, said in press release, "We're pleased to once again maximize free listening for everyone on Pandora. The more than 70 million listeners that tune in every month will now have more time to hear the music they love, and thousands of working artists will reach more fans."

Pandora is predicted to keep raking in some hefty profits all year long. Some of the surgical techniques devised by the company allowed it to remove its 40 hour free listening limit. Skyrocketing RPM and falling costs are two other results of these actions. As a fairly large radio station that is heard throughout the major cities of the United States, Pandora’s future is pretty secure. Yet Apple’s iTunes Radio will be dogging its steps all the way. Apple will introduce iTunes Radio to gadgets that utilize iOS 7, Macs, PCs and Apple TVs. Meanwhile, the plan undertaken by Pandora is diametrically opposed to its previous stance. We will have to see how it fares in the future.   


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Source: Forbes

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Source: Tech Radar

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Pandora Jewerly Moving To Downtown Baltimore

Source: WJZ

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15 brilliant business moves that led to Reid Hoffman’s LinkedIn success

Source: Conde Nast Portfolio

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A Handful of Tech Companies Own the Vast Majority of Mobile Ads

Source: The Atlantic

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Mobile is the next frontier of our attention, and for publishers and platforms looking to pitch a big tent, there might be an early challenge out west. The frontier is awfully crowded.  Facebook commands a third of mobile display ads. Add Google, and the two companies command half. Throw in Pandora and Twitter, and four tech companies control two-thirds. Apple eats another six percent. Every other app and pu ...
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“Got Milk?”: Jeff Goodby talks minimalism at Oakland CreativeMornings

Source: Oakland Local

Once a month, creatives in 80+ cities around the globe gather for free breakfast lectures in a series called CreativeMornings. Oakland’s CreativeMornings kicked off just last March. So far, the speakers have included Tony Calzaretta, Creative Director at Pandora; graffiti artist Francisco Sanchez; Nenna Joiner of Feelmore510; artist Favianna Rodriguez; and now Jeff Goodby, an influential advertising executive at Goodby Silverstein & Partners ...
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SoundCloud iPhone App Revamp Caters to Listeners, Not Uploaders (Nathan Olivarez-Giles/Wall Street Journal)

Source: Techmeme

Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal: SoundCloud iPhone App Revamp Caters to Listeners, Not Uploaders  —  When it comes to music-streaming apps, the dozens of current options can be overwhelming.  There are the major players like Pandora and Spotify, and there are the upstarts like 8tracks and H ...
Source: Techmeme  Full article at: Techmeme Jun 26 2014, 10:45am CDT

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