Pandora today hit a milestone of 200 million registered users in the United States, and the company’s chief technical officer Tom Conrad marked the occasion at a talk at the San Francisco Ad:Tech conference highlighting the company’s successes in creating a desirable platform for advertising.
Groupon, Zynga and Pandora a much bigger portion of their traffic from mobile users than any of the other top 50 digital properties, according to comScore’s first tally of Internet traffic across Web and mobile apps, released today.
Last.fm, a social Internet radio service that launched in 2002 and is now part of CBS Interactive, announced that it will convert is desktop client to purely to a subscription model and close it in most non-English speaking countries.
Pandora launched its annual holiday genre stations, including two new stations, Navidad Mexicana and Navidad Tropical, while a bill the company has lobbied for to lower Internet royalty fees for artists was discussed on Capitol Hill.
The digital music-listening service Spotify is finalizing a round of funding that values the U.K. company at more than $3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports.
KHIJ and KVBE listeners will be able to choose in real time every song that plays on the air via Jelli’s website or Jelli’s free iPhone app. One station will play Pop music, and the other Rock music, but both will be branded “Jelli.”