“The New Curators”: video and slides from RAIN Summit West

At RAIN Summit West in Las Vegas, Tom Webster of Edison Research gave an informative and entertaining special presentation called "The New Curators." He included new, previously unpublished information from The Infinite Dial 2014, a joint project of Edison and Triton Digital. Also: "Eyeglasses, dresses, Gnutella, and the most embarrassing record in my record collection." Click for video.

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adStream: Pandora’s wide-screen palette is like album art for advertisers

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All indicators point to mobile for nearly all Internet activities, and especially for listening to music. Pandora is the fifth most-downloaded mobile app, according to comScore. Which is a shame for advertisers who buy the full-screen treatment on Pandora's browser experience. The big, full-screen ads on Pandora are like album art for advertisers.

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