The Internet radio leader fails to lead, thanks largely to a co-founder set in his well-intentioned, but stubborn and righteous ways.
Changing your position on a company or stock -- even frequently -- makes more sense than marrying yourself to emotional arguments.
There's something wrong when a leading music-related publication thinks Tim Westergren is Pandora's CEO.
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.
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.
Record labels should seek sole control of companies such as Vevo and Spotify, not buyers and 'strategic investors.'
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Barring a buyout, expect Pandora to move big on data now -- or never.
Recent data suggests a scary conclusion for Microsoft -- business customers might be moving away from Windows/Office pursuant to employee demand.
Standalone streamers such as Beats Music and Songza can only put the hurt on Pandora if Apple and Google properly leverage these assets.
The day after Google buys Songza, a leading Internet radio analyst argues that Pandora is losing its competitive advantage quick.
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.
It's official: Google adds Songza to its streaming music portfolio. It's curious why Amazon would not have made this move.
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.
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.
If you have to defend $1.2 million in funding for an app called "Yo," maybe larger insecurities are at play.
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.
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.
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.
The living room presents the most Apple-like opportunity in tech. It's curious we haven't heard much about it.
What good is profit if Amazon doesn't sell enough smartphones for it to show on the bottom line?
iPhone 6 will save the day, but Apple still deserves scrutiny for entering a smartwatch/wearable device market consumers might not even care about.
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.
The Jeff Bezos strategy of knocking off hardware ideas from other technology companies appears to be wearing thin.
No matter how poorly they're treated by technology companies, the music industry has nobody to blame but itself for its position of impotence.
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.
If the original concept has room to grow, why is Starbucks expanding in ways dissociated from its core brand?
Pandora and other filthy rich executives and investors are doing very little to change the dystopian relationship between Internet radio and the music industry.
As media and telecommunications companies jockey for position and attempt to build empires, expect a bidding war to emerge for MSG.
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.
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.
Just because the media loves Twitter doesn't mean it's ubiquitous enough to achieve Facebook-like success.
At Yahoo!, Mayer has opened the door to a potentially lucrative space. But there's more work to be done.
If it's merely more gimmicks, bells and whistles designed to pump up Amazon Prime, Jeff Bezos's forthcoming smartphone will fail.
For Pandora to survive, it needs to swallow its pride and let go of its albeit wildly successful past.
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.
The numbers don't lie: Tim Cook and Apple are about to whip Android's butt.
Twitter represents another cog in the machine that will lead Apple to digital music dominance.
Between the Apple/Beats deal and Twitter's aggressive moves on music data, Pandora might as well not even exist.
With the Apple, Beats deal done, Cook will execute Apple's digital music strategy, getting it right where Jobs got it wrong.
With the focus of the Apple-Beats deal on music, Tim Cook has set out to fix a major Steve Jobs' mistake.
With online sales growing faster at WalMart than at Amazon, brick and mortar retail reinvents itself not by choice, but out of necessity.
Modern-day Apple has never claimed it invented anything other than better experiences. It's that approach that produces competition-crushing effects.
Until big-box retailers implement real, non-Amazon strategies, long-term investors should stay away from their stocks.
iPhone 6 will change the game. And Apple will own the 2014-15 holiday shopping season.