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Pandora now lets free users listen to songs on-demand (after watching a 15 second ad)

Pandora got is start as a streaming music service that lets you create personalized radio stations by entering an artist or track and then listening to a string of related songs, giving each a thumbs up or down to tune the station to your tastes. But earlier this year the company launched Pandora Premium, a […]

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Pandora’s $10 per month on-demand music streaming service launches to all*

After a limited launch last month, Pandora Premium is now available to anyone who wants to sign up for the $10/month streaming music service. And by anyone, I mean anyone in the US, Australia, or New Zealand who doesn’t mind signing up for a service which is currently only available for Android and iOS users. […]

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Pandora Premium goes live: on-demand music streaming for $10 per month

Pandora was one of the first companies to really launch a successful streaming music business. For more than a decade the company has allowed you to listen to custom internet radio stations tailored to your preferences. Pay nothing and you get ad-supported streams. Pay a little and you can go ad-free. But the music streaming landscape […]

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Pandora improves its $5 music streaming service, calls it Pandora Plus

Internet radio pioneer Pandora plans to launch a $10-per-month music-on-demand service that will compete with, well, all the other similar products with a similar price (including Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music, and so on). But while Pandora’s on-demand music service isn’t ready to go just yet, the company is launching a major update to its […]

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Netflix, Pandora, and others launch Universal Windows apps

Microsoft introduced support for a new type of app with the launch of Windows 10. Universal apps are designed to be able to run across a range of hardware and screen sizes, allowing the same app to work on a phone, tablet, PC, and TV screen. But none of that matters unless developers actually release […]

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Streaming music service Rdio shutting down, Pandora buying assets

It seems like every day there’s a new music-on-demand service launching: YouTube Music, Apple Music, and Tidal are three of the most recent entries into a space that’s largely dominated by Spotify. But one of the early players in this space is closing up shop. Rdio is filing for bankruptcy and shutting down its music streaming […]

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OpenPandora releases open-source hardware, case designs for handheld game system

The OpenPandora is a handheld, Linux-based game system with the guts of a low-power PC and the ability to emulate classic video game consoles. It’s based on open source software… and now the hardware designs are also open source. The designers of the printed circuit board (PCB) and case have released schematics and other details […]

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Lilbits (10-31-2013): Hello KitKat

Google introduces Android 4.4 KitKat and launched the Nexus 5 smartphone today. The operating system is designed to run on a wide range of devices, provide tighter integration with cloud storage, support for more immersive apps, and much more. It also won’t be long before we start to see custom ROMs based on Android 4.4. […]

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Lilbits (10-24-2013): if convertible wants to be your phone, tablet, laptop

Tired of carrying a smartphone, tablet, and notebook around? While Asus is trying to simplify things with products like the Asus Padfone that let your phone act as the brains of a tablet, a group called idealfuture has another idea. They’re trying to raise $100,000 through crowdfunding site Indiegogo to build a device called the […]