09/08/14 - 08:30 AM EDT
The words of Spotify's CEO and actions of Pandora executives justify the angst and, in some cases, hatred many musicians feel toward streaming radio.
09/06/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
It seems like a bonehead of a strategic move for streaming radio platform Rdio to partner with Cumulus Media, a dinosaur of a broadcast radio company.
09/05/14 - 08:19 AM EDT
The euphoria that's about to surround Apple might not be enough to inject life into a stock that many other high fliers have outperformed.
09/04/14 - 08:44 AM EDT
What's up with the mass proliferation of companies that deliver products and services within 24 to 48 hours or sooner?
09/02/14 - 08:50 AM EDT
Despite what Tim Cook says, Apple is and has always been a hardware company. It should strike concern that, as Apple releases new devices, software might take center stage.
08/27/14 - 09:24 AM EDT
Now more than ever, physical retail needs visionary leaders. Best Buy's Hubert Joly doesn't match the job qualification.
08/26/14 - 12:08 PM EDT
An early-stage, decade-longer investor in Pandora appears to be bailing out.
08/26/14 - 09:00 AM EDT
If you're still scoffing at Amazon, you probably need to merge your ideas of what makes great companies and great stocks.
08/26/14 - 08:30 AM EDT
Apple doesn't need revolution with iPhone 6, just a little more evolution.
08/24/14 - 09:00 AM EDT
The greedy NFL should be paying musicians, not the other way around. But it's the music industry's fault that it has come to this.
08/22/14 - 08:09 AM EDT
Yahoo! must capitalize on its recent Taylor Swift buzz with a real live concert streaming strategy. If not, Yahoo! Screen might never get off the ground.
08/20/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
There's an app that will analyze your dog's urine after you collect it in a cup. Is technology going too far?
08/19/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Global smartphone marketshare numbers help us further understand Apple's superior strategy across devices.
08/16/14 - 09:30 AM EDT
Before it continues down the path that facilitated Apple's disposal of BlackBerry, Microsoft should study Buick's marketing.
08/14/14 - 08:30 AM EDT
As Steve Ballmer does his best (uncool) impersonation of Mark Cuban, Satya Nadella is left cleaning up his impossible mess at Microsoft.
08/14/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
While Yahoo!, Google or even Amazon taking out Pandora might be more exciting, a union with Sirius XM could make sense.
08/12/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Don't expect Yahoo! Screen's August 18 live event with Taylor Swift to be a one-off performance.
08/11/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
It should be investing 101: Be sure to support your bear case with bonafide reasons to be bearish.
08/08/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Pandora represents a key cog that could help Yahoo! reinvigorate its business and turn music back into a multi-billion dollar powerhouse.
08/07/14 - 03:03 PM EDT
As Taylor Swift releases clues, presumably with respect to her forthcoming album, the third one involves -- somewhat mysteriously -- Yahoo!
08/06/14 - 12:42 PM EDT
Pandora's pact with Merlin takes a step in the right direction on data, but it also alters the playing field with respect to independent artist exposure.
08/06/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Getting rid of Marissa Mayer would be short-sighted. She's building a unique business at Yahoo! with a long-term focus, not the long-hanging fruit of advertising clicks.
08/05/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Folks calling for change inside the Apple Store risk breaking something that doesn't need fixing.
08/01/14 - 10:20 AM EDT
Apple and Google have already crushed Microsoft with consumers. Expect a similar trend with business customers.
07/30/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
The Internet radio leader fails to lead, thanks largely to a co-founder set in his well-intentioned, but stubborn and righteous ways.
07/29/14 - 09:00 AM EDT
Changing your position on a company or stock -- even frequently -- makes more sense than marrying yourself to emotional arguments.
07/29/14 - 08:30 AM EDT
There's something wrong when a leading music-related publication thinks Tim Westergren is Pandora's CEO.
07/29/14 - 08:15 AM EDT
Both AMZN and AAPL likely have tons of upside, but, if you consider each company's situation without blinders, filters or bias, Amazon probably deserves a slight edge.
07/28/14 - 09:00 AM EDT
A static, modest growth business model will do Pandora little good on Wall Street and, eventually, with listeners. It needs to innovate in more ways than one.
07/28/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Record labels should seek sole control of companies such as Vevo and Spotify, not buyers and 'strategic investors.'
07/28/14 - 07:30 AM EDT
Tim Cook isn't about to stop at the mouth of his Apple/IBM partnership. He'll continue to provide businesses with reasons to switch from Microsoft.
07/24/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Looking back at BlackBerry's 2011 collapse should prompt investors to at least look twice and think before they blow off predictions of Microsoft's collapse at the hands of Apple.
07/23/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
The fate of Twitter rests on the ego of its CEO. Will Dick Costolo swallow his pride and seek a buyer for the social network?
07/22/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Tech geeks and financial media wonks focus on the wrong factors at Yahoo. Pay attention to Yahoo! Screen -- it will become Mayer's game-changing legacy.
07/21/14 - 12:34 PM EDT
Given the opportunity that lies ahead for HBO, Time Warner would make a huge mistake letting HBO go. Jeff Bewkes would be better off divesting CNN for free.
07/21/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Don't ignore the writing on the wall. Microsoft might be a good investment today, but Apple will render it a shell of its former self tomorrow.
07/21/14 - 07:45 AM EDT
Barring a buyout, expect Pandora to move big on data now -- or never.
07/07/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Recent data suggests a scary conclusion for Microsoft -- business customers might be moving away from Windows/Office pursuant to employee demand.
07/03/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Standalone streamers such as Beats Music and Songza can only put the hurt on Pandora if Apple and Google properly leverage these assets.
07/02/14 - 11:20 AM EDT
The day after Google buys Songza, a leading Internet radio analyst argues that Pandora is losing its competitive advantage quick.
07/02/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
In public, Pandora claims moves by Spotify, Apple and traditional radio will have no impact on its business. The company really cannot believe this propaganda behind closed doors.
07/01/14 - 04:23 PM EDT
It's official: Google adds Songza to its streaming music portfolio. It's curious why Amazon would not have made this move.
07/01/14 - 02:05 PM EDT
Consumers and investors reap the benefits of an environment that's not as much about delivering revenue and profits as it is about becoming a ubiquitous consumer presence.
07/01/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
When you consider iPod, iPhone and iPad's sales numbers and staying power, it's sensible to be skeptical about Apple's move into wearable technology.
06/30/14 - 07:50 PM EDT
If you have to defend $1.2 million in funding for an app called "Yo," maybe larger insecurities are at play.
06/30/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Apple should stake out and defend at least a little bit of high-end turf to ensure its allure doesn't dilute and eventually wear thin.
06/27/14 - 11:00 AM EDT
As they spread blame to everybody but themselves, the numbers show that the executives who comprise the music industrial complex are little more than a gaggle of losers.
06/27/14 - 09:15 AM EDT
Expect a groundbreaking new initiative launched by a Seattle radio station to spread, changing traditional radio for the better and eventually putting serious hurt on Pandora.
06/27/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
The living room presents the most Apple-like opportunity in tech. It's curious we haven't heard much about it.
06/23/14 - 08:30 AM EDT
What good is profit if Amazon doesn't sell enough smartphones for it to show on the bottom line?
06/23/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
iPhone 6 will save the day, but Apple still deserves scrutiny for entering a smartwatch/wearable device market consumers might not even care about.
06/23/14 - 07:00 AM EDT
Previewing the possibility of a donut war on the West Coast as Dunkin Donuts looks to invade territory occupied by local shops, Krispy Kreme and Winchell's.
06/18/14 - 02:53 PM EDT
The Jeff Bezos strategy of knocking off hardware ideas from other technology companies appears to be wearing thin.
06/18/14 - 12:13 PM EDT
No matter how poorly they're treated by technology companies, the music industry has nobody to blame but itself for its position of impotence.
06/16/14 - 12:04 PM EDT
Dick Costolo needs to step back and admit he's in over his head as CEO of Twitter. The time has come to sell to Facebook.
06/16/14 - 10:06 AM EDT
If the original concept has room to grow, why is Starbucks expanding in ways dissociated from its core brand?
06/12/14 - 10:38 AM EDT
Pandora and other filthy rich executives and investors are doing very little to change the dystopian relationship between Internet radio and the music industry.
06/11/14 - 09:00 AM EDT
As media and telecommunications companies jockey for position and attempt to build empires, expect a bidding war to emerge for MSG.
06/10/14 - 09:09 AM EDT
If Pandora doesn't sell out, it gets boxed out. It's tough to win with a static strategy against the big boys in technology and media.
06/10/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
There's no company with a stronger existing core -- and ready to extend its dominance -- than Apple. iPhone 6 leads the way. And nothing else matters.
06/09/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Just because the media loves Twitter doesn't mean it's ubiquitous enough to achieve Facebook-like success.
06/06/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
At Yahoo!, Mayer has opened the door to a potentially lucrative space. But there's more work to be done.
06/05/14 - 11:11 AM EDT
If it's merely more gimmicks, bells and whistles designed to pump up Amazon Prime, Jeff Bezos's forthcoming smartphone will fail.
06/04/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
For Pandora to survive, it needs to swallow its pride and let go of its albeit wildly successful past.
06/03/14 - 04:02 PM EDT
If Apple is to accomplish its stated goal of dominating the digital music landscape, it needs to collect talent beyond Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
06/03/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
The numbers don't lie: Tim Cook and Apple are about to whip Android's butt.
06/02/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Twitter represents another cog in the machine that will lead Apple to digital music dominance.
05/29/14 - 01:27 PM EDT
Between the Apple/Beats deal and Twitter's aggressive moves on music data, Pandora might as well not even exist.
05/29/14 - 10:50 AM EDT
With the Apple, Beats deal done, Cook will execute Apple's digital music strategy, getting it right where Jobs got it wrong.
05/29/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
With the focus of the Apple-Beats deal on music, Tim Cook has set out to fix a major Steve Jobs' mistake.
05/28/14 - 01:30 PM EDT
With online sales growing faster at WalMart than at Amazon, brick and mortar retail reinvents itself not by choice, but out of necessity.
05/28/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Modern-day Apple has never claimed it invented anything other than better experiences. It's that approach that produces competition-crushing effects.
05/27/14 - 11:00 AM EDT
Until big-box retailers implement real, non-Amazon strategies, long-term investors should stay away from their stocks.
05/27/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
iPhone 6 will change the game. And Apple will own the 2014-15 holiday shopping season.
05/27/14 - 07:30 AM EDT
If the idea of making your iPhone even more useful comes to life, Android's really toast.
05/22/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
It would be a shame to see Twitter die, but if its CEO doesn't get smart he could kill it.
05/21/14 - 09:58 AM EDT
The competition can't touch Apple. Tim Cook knows this. So why take such a big risk on Beats Electronics?
05/20/14 - 05:28 PM EDT
Satya Nadella proved Microsoft remains a joke by introduction a third failed iteration of his company's useless Surface tablet.
05/20/14 - 09:21 AM EDT
Best Buy. JCP. Sears. The whole lot of brick and mortar losers will die if they don't shore up the most important area of their business.
05/19/14 - 01:23 PM EDT
AT&T wants NFL Sunday Ticket. And it's all because they're looking to weasel into as many facets of your life as it possibly can.
05/19/14 - 08:44 AM EDT
The more you think about, the more sensible the idea of Apple moving aggressively into streaming video becomes.
05/17/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Jeff Bezos can only justify knocking off hardware, software and services form other companies for so long without some exciting wrinkle.
05/16/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Harnessing the popular appeal of music and the power of data -- that's a piece of the puzzle that ties Apple and Beats together.
05/14/14 - 09:43 AM EDT
Unlike Facebook, Twitter continues to push advertising on a user base that's, in large swaths, disengaged. That's not going to work.
05/14/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Lost, lame and pathetic -- Sears's model of closing stores and Best Buy's showroom within a showroom concept barely begins to address retail's Amazon.com-induced woes.
05/13/14 - 05:57 PM EDT
It's official: Internet Radio has gone mainstream.
05/13/14 - 04:04 PM EDT
Apple fell behind in digital music because Steve Jobs didn't see the future. So why are we quoting him in light of the Beats news?
05/13/14 - 01:11 PM EDT
Microsoft needs to ditch the Surface tablet and focus on areas where it actually has a chance to compete effectively over the long-term.
05/13/14 - 10:37 AM EDT
Three fraudulent purchases in my 'My Best Buy' account in a matter of days, including one charged to my Best Buy credit card. Here are the screenshots. And beware!
05/13/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
It's only a matter of time before Sears completely implodes. Its leader needs to answer some questions and its employees need to run away.
05/12/14 - 08:51 AM EDT
Nobody has connected the dots between a company Beats recently acquired and what could be part of Apple's future ambitions. Until now ...
05/12/14 - 07:52 AM EDT
The Apple/Beats hook up changes the Internet radio landscape profoundly. So much so Pandora will not be able to remain independent.
05/10/14 - 10:00 AM EDT
Tim Cook's no idiot. But I'm not so sure about the cats questioning Apple's move to buy Beats.
05/09/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Apple and Beats -- the perfect marriage of strengths and weaknesses.
05/08/14 - 08:30 AM EDT
Pandora's dead set on executing a strategy we've seen before. Meantime, broadcast radio's taking chances.
05/08/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
The writing's on the wall. It'll take longer to become obvious, but Microsoft's set to go the way of BlackBerry.
05/07/14 - 08:30 AM EDT
Amazon's service would suffer if it succumbed to Wall Street's short-sighted whims. This would anger consumers and hurt the business.
05/06/14 - 12:26 PM EDT
The longer it stands still, the more vulnerable Pandora becomes to disruption.
05/06/14 - 08:00 AM EDT
Slated for redevelopment, Sears anchors a 23-acre property that used to house a now iconic mail-order retail distribution center in East L.A.
05/05/14 - 09:27 AM EDT
A disappointing start for a major Apple initiative doesn't preclude Tim Cook from dominating the space again.