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Pandora smart speaker listening up 282%, motivating new Edison Research study

Pandora has added to the smart speaker research hitting the industry this year with the first release of information from a commissioned survey by Edison Research examining how consumers use Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices. The survey was conducted with interesting methodology, essentially reinventing the listening diary concept. Continue Reading

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Pandora earnings: Premium in perspective, programmatic on deck

A month after Pandora turned a corner with a new CEO, new board members, and new minority owner, the company released Q2 earnings. During the webcast investor call interim Chief Executive Naveen Chopra went through the basic financial metrics and took questions from investors. Click through for key points in the Q&A. Continue Reading

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Pandora stock rises on analyst thumbs-up; Pandora Premium said to be on “maintenance”

Pandora stock is benefitting today from two encouraging pieces of Wall Street news. As of this post, P stock is up three percent, to its highest level of July. One investor’s note to clients reveals how Pandora is re-allocating resources to favor the radio service, putting Pandora Premium in maintenance mode. Continue Reading

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Foursquare to help Pandora with real-world advertising impact analysis

Foursquare announced that it has entered a partnership with Pandora for an effort to measure the real world impact of radio advertisements. The center of the agreement is Attribution by Foursquare, which applies the company’s location intelligence to offline measurements. This tool will help Pandora for Brands clients to understand the impact of digital ad campaigns on visits to brick-and-mortar stores. Continue Reading

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Pandora turns another corner – Westergren, Herring out. CEO search on. New board member in.

Reported yesterday and confirmed this morning, founder and CEO Tim Westergren has left Pandora. He steps down from the chief executive position, and exits the board of directors. President Mike Herring likewise leaving. The CFO is now interim CEO. A new board member takes a seat, as directors start searching for the next CEO. Continue Reading

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Tim Westergren reportedly to step down as Pandora CEO

The changes are still coming for audio specialist Pandora with the news that Tim Westergren may be stepping down as Pandora’s CEO. Recode reported on Sunday that the co-founder plans to exit the top executive role at the online audio company. Pandora reportedly does not have a planned replacement yet for Westergren, and he is expected to stay on until a new CEO joins the business. Continue Reading