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?