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What Can Pandora Do For McDonald's?
What Can Pandora Do For McDonald's?

02/26/14 - 10:00 AM EST

Music as a marketing tool. Pandora can take that notion to a whole new level.

When Will Cable TV Go a la Carte?
When Will Cable TV Go a la Carte?

02/26/14 - 09:15 AM EST

Expect your package to change considerably after the Time Warner Cable/Comcast merger receives approval.

Pro Golfer Steve Elkington Deletes Homophobic Tweet, Confuses Orientals and Asians

Steve Elkington just can't hold back. He's outraged that Michael Sam is gay and ESPN covers it.

Cable TV Will Soon Resemble a Sushi Menu

Cable subscribers are about to get what they want -- a bento box with a la carte options.

If You Didn't Buy Pandora at $8, You'd Be Nuts to Buy It at $38

Pandora talks the Amazon way, but it's not walking the Amazon way.

Rules Don't Apply to Apple, Amazon, Netflix

Like, AAPL, AMZN and NFLX, the music industry needs to rewrite its own rules to unleash its potential.

To 'Retire Before Dad,' Change Your Definition of 'Long-Term Investment'

We ought to stop maligning 1,000% gainers. They're pretty solid "long-term investments."

Sell Pandora: Stock Could Crash on Bad Strategic Investments

Pandora needs to move aggressively to expand its business. It's not. So the stock's a sell.

Facebook: WhatsApp Purchase a Sign of Weakness

If Facebook is so strong, why the need to spend billions to create a moat?

A Bold Take on Net Neutrality From an Analyst Who's Personally Short 1,000 Shares of NFLX

Wall Street analyst Richard Tullo counters Reed Hastings with what's probably not going to be a popular take on net neutrality.

Buy Apple Because It Does Not Participate in Silicon Valley's Insanity

Most major acquisitions would create nothing but headaches for Apple.

With 0.3% of Its Cash, Apple Could Have Some Serious Fun

A minimal investment to expand Apple's iTunes Festival would put the hurt on an unsuspecting Pandora.

Apple's 'Pandora Killer' Arrives Next Month

Apple's decision to bring the iTunes Festival to Austin's SXSW could portend trouble for Pandora.

Apple Hosed the Music Industry
Apple Hosed the Music Industry

02/19/14 - 09:15 AM EST

Ever since Steve Jobs blew up the record album, Apple has been nothing but bad for the music industry.

Apple Would Be Nuts to Buy Tesla, However ...

Tim Cook can't get too cute at Apple. He just needs to make iPhones and iPads stickier than ever.

Here's Why Wal-Mart Screwed Up By Using Rush to Promote American Workers

Wal-Mart and Rush insulted collective and nationalistic intelligences by employing "Working Man" to promote U.S. workers.

Spotify IPO Is a Dog and Pony Show
Spotify IPO Is a Dog and Pony Show

02/18/14 - 12:27 PM EST

The steps in Spotify's evolution are little more than a dog and pony show prior to an acquisition.

Haters Have Reason to Trash Pandora
Haters Have Reason to Trash Pandora

02/18/14 - 10:46 AM EST

Twitter Music takes the lead on big data. Pandora investors should want to heave.

Expect Time Warner/Comcast Cable to Offer Netflix

If regulators approve the TWC/CMCSA deal, television networks lose their pricing power.

Dear Wal-Mart: Rush Is Canadian
Dear Wal-Mart: Rush Is Canadian

02/18/14 - 09:02 AM EST

Wal-Mart's strategy of competing on price appears to have officially backfired.

Apple Trying To Determine Source of Mysterious Smell at Santa Monica Store

In what appears to be a response to a report by TheStreet, Apple has installed air sampling devices in its Santa Monica store.

Horribly Unfair Treatment of Apple Continues

Comparing Google and Apple's hardware efforts holds back an otherwise interesting conversation.

The Amazon Way at Pandora
The Amazon Way at Pandora

02/06/14 - 09:20 AM EST

Don't let the stock drop fool you, Pandora's long-term narrative remains intact.

Three Cheers For Sears Window Repair Crew

Sears continues to make repairs to its neglected location in Downtown Oakland.

Wall Street Must Demand Answers From Pandora ... Now

Analysts should demand answers from Pandora about how it plans on upping its game.

CVS Bums Smokes, NHL Should Boycott Sochi

The National Hockey League could make a more powerful statement in support of LGBT rights if it stayed out of Sochi.

Has Your Facebook News Feed Become Intolerably Annoying?

Facebook will fail, over the long haul, if it keeps trying to be Twitter.

Marissa Mayer, Meg Whitman Steel Cage Death Match (In Charts)

For some reason, Meg Whitman receives a free pass from critics, relative to Marissa Mayer.

Twitter's Beating Pandora at What Should Be Its Own Game

Pandora is dropping the ball on data. It must move fast to pick it up.

The Best Explanation of Amazon's Stock Market Success Yet

Don't chirp too soon. Amazon stock will recover. Here's why.

Zynga Should Buy This Real Money Fantasy Sports App

Gay marriage, legal marijuana, online poker: Zynga can benefit from society's evolution.

Fire Tim Cook: Too Little, Too Late, Too Stupid

It no longer makes sense to oust the Apple CEO. He's finally coming into his own.

Sears Responds to Twitter Controversy (Update 1)

Two weeks after a TheStreet expose, Sears partially remedies blighted Oakland store.

Filter This Out If You Love Apple and Like Losing Money

Investors must pay attention past the obvious as they assess Apple's current state and questionable future.

Does Your Apple Store Smell Like Body Odor?

It's a known issue: Apple Santa Monica has a problem with B.O.

Apple's Biggest Mistakes Under Tim Cook
Apple's Biggest Mistakes Under Tim Cook

01/28/14 - 10:43 AM EST

Tim Cook listened to the crowd. That's one reason why, ironically, the crowd hates AAPL.

Apple Crash Portends Tech Stock Crash
Apple Crash Portends Tech Stock Crash

01/28/14 - 08:53 AM EST

Once an inferior name or two gets exposed, dominoes will fall and Apple will rise.

No Foam: Starbucks Dominates
No Foam: Starbucks Dominates

01/28/14 - 08:00 AM EST

Not even pure tech players come close to Starbucks' mobile/digital platforms.

Apple Proves That Our Society Stinks
Apple Proves That Our Society Stinks

01/27/14 - 07:15 PM EST

Negativity pervades society and triggers irrationality. Apple perfectly illustrates this.

Medical Marijuana in California Is a Total Scam (But It's Dope!)

Weed 'laws' are a farce in California. It's time to stop the weed smoking charade.

One CEO Belongs in the Outhouse, Another in the Penthouse

Question Sears's CEO all you want, but there's little room for criticism of Starbucks' Howard Schultz.

This Awesome New Web Site Might Help Save Radio

Broadcast radio refuses to save itself, so an entrepreneur steps in.

Taylor Swift's 'Transformation' Could Begin Sunday at The Grammys

If the Grammys go down as hinted by Taylor Swift, she might just unknowingly set out to save rock and roll.

I Am Netflix's 'Bitch' and I Want It to Spank Me

Netflix picks a fight with HBO. But don't expect Richard Plepler to punch back.

Pandora, Spotify Are Not Competitors
Pandora, Spotify Are Not Competitors

01/23/14 - 09:18 AM EST

Different models, strategies, goals and objectives keep Pandora and Spotify distinct.

If Only Beats Music Could Run a Streaming Service As Well As It Runs Its Mouth

After an embarrassing launch, Beats wants you to know it's #1 in Apple's App Store.

Toxic Psychology Dooms Once Great American Retailers

An MBA mindset keeps companies such as Best Buy, Sears and JCP from moving forward.

Where Does Pandora Rank in Apple's App Store? (Update 1)

More good news for Pandora investors: Broadcast radio remains in denial.

Facebook Loses When It Tries To Be Twitter

Mark Zuckerberg errs strategically as Facebook attempts to become the personalized newspaper Twitter already is.

Death at Sears, Best Buy, JCP Hurts America

Without thriving retailers, cities and the economy are less healthy, vibrant.

Starbucks Security Breach: The Media Misled You (Update 1)

The tech media is sensationalizing a security vulnerability that's very unlikely to come to pass.

Pictures From Sears, and They're Not All Pathetic

Sears is a literal mess in some respects, a figurative one in as close to all respects as you can come without hitting absolute.

Netflix Could Crash -- Hard -- Next Week

It's worth asking where Netflix management has been hiding.

Gutless Wall Street Analysts Irresponsible on Best Buy

Wall Street should admit it got the stock right, company wrong on Best Buy.

Here's Why Pandora Keeps Crushing the Market

Pandora's competition lacks a well-defined set of goals and objectives.

Sad Pictures of a Sears Store That Will Make You Angry (Update 2)

The broken windows theory applies to Sears as the company allows blight to fester.

Best Buy: As Pathetic as Sears, JCP (Updated)

They're burning the furniture at Best Buy to build a fire. And it shows.

Beats Disrespects Pandora, Talks Too Big a Game

Doing personalized radio isn't easy; Beats Music is about to find that out.

Bruce Springsteen: Let the CD Die Already

If you want bonus Springsteen concert footage, you'll need to buy a CD and reconnect your DVD player!

Meg Whitman's Incompetence at HP Has Reached Record Levels

Things have become so nutty Sears should follow in J. C. Penney's footsteps.

Pandora Beats Off the Competition
Pandora Beats Off the Competition

01/15/14 - 09:52 AM EST

The stock has nearly quadrupled, but now is not the time to rest on Pandora.

Sorry, But This Guy is a Total Idiot on Apple

Since when does being a leader in M&A equal tech supremacy?

Stop Calling Google 'Big Brother'
Stop Calling Google 'Big Brother'

01/14/14 - 02:12 PM EST

We're a lazy society. And, in our analysis of Google/Nest, it shows.

Pieces Are in Place For Microsoft's Death

Security didn't save Blackberry. Windows/Office won't save Microsoft from Apple's onslaught.

Why Apple Doesn't Need Nest
Why Apple Doesn't Need Nest

01/13/14 - 06:46 PM EST

Take it as a good sign that Timothy D. Cook isn't using Apple's cash to make massive acquisitions.

This is the Future of the Music Industry Now

A small startup called Concert Windows illustrates the direction the music industry is headed.

Apple Will Put Microsoft, HP Out of Business

The all-in-one Windows strategy will not end well for Microsoft, its partners.

Sears Treats Consumers Like They're Total Idiots

Unlike Dominos Pizza's successful turnaround campaign, Sears attempts to execute a delusional marketing plan.

Sears Doesn't Deserve Respect
Sears Doesn't Deserve Respect

01/13/14 - 09:00 AM EST

Sears isn't even in good enough standing to defend itself.

Live Concert Streaming By Musicians For Musicians

TheStreet's Rocco Pendola with Dan Gurney, co-founder of music startup Concert Window.

If You Work For Sears, Quit and Find a New Job, NOW

Don't blame the media for management's abject failure at Sears.

8 Videos That Help Explain Pandora's Internet Radio Dominance

Pandora gave Rocco Pendola 'inner circle' access to Music Genome Project. Here are the fruits of his labor in one article.

Sears: A Pathetic Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

There's not much you can say about Sears' latest corporate update.

Why Bruce Springsteen Ends Up on Taylor Swift Radio

In the last installment of TheStreet's look inside Pandora, we see music personalization in action.

It Looks Like Jack Dorsey's Mother's Twitter Account Got Hacked

If the mother of a Twitter co-founder can get hacked, there's no doubt it can happen to you.

A Song-by-Song Breakdown of How Pandora Decides Which Song to Play

An exclusive account of how Pandora serves tracks through the Music Genome Project.

Exclusive: Inside Pandora's Music Genome Project, Part Two

If you don't understand the Music Genome Project, you don't understand Pandora.

Why Google Rocks and Microsoft Stinks
Why Google Rocks and Microsoft Stinks

01/08/14 - 11:01 AM EST

Polar opposite attitudes at Google and Microsoft help illustrate major record label ineptitude.

The Real Meaning Behind Apple's 'Weak' International Numbers

There's a simple reason why Apple appears to be on the decline worldwide.

Apple: Proof iTunes Is Dead
Apple: Proof iTunes Is Dead

01/08/14 - 09:32 AM EST

Yet again, Apple schools the toxic music industrial complex.

Howard Schultz Sent This Memo to Starbucks' Store Managers Last Night

When the great ones speak, the rest of us should listen.

Apple to $1,000, Starbucks $100, Pandora $50, -- Here's Why

These companies don't react. They focus, dictate and dominate.

Exclusive: Inside Pandora's Music Genome Project, Part One

If you don't understand the Music Genome Project, you don't understand Pandora.

How to Get the Most Out of Internet Radio

There might not be a more consumer-centric space. So you need to know how to best use Internet radio.

More Pictures From Struggling Sears Stores

Readers love pictures of Sears stores so, without further delay, here are some more.

Microsoft Is So Desperate It's Embarrassing

The latest rumor out of Redmond hints at how bad things might actually be at Microsoft.

Apple Continues to Absolutely Crush Competition

The latest data from comScore shows Apple -- and Pandora -- still dominate U.S. smartphones.

A Rock 'n' Roll Original Series Made For TV Networks and Internet Radio

Expect multiple networks and streamers to bid on a forthcoming original series about LA's legendary Whiskey A Go Go.

Starbucks: Urban Renewer, Urban Opportunist

Starbucks remains aspirational for many. This knowledge most definitely underlies the company's domestic expansion.

Sears: A National Tragedy
Sears: A National Tragedy

01/06/14 - 09:30 AM EST

If you have anger and some fight, direct it at the executives who preside over the demise of brick and mortar retail.

Your Social Media Friends Are Idiots, But We Can Fix That

Connecting with all your existing friends across online platforms probably doesn't provide the best possible user experience.

More Pathetic Pictures From a Dying Sears, JCP (Update 3)

You can't make this stuff up. Here's a look at a post-holiday Sears store.

iTunes Is Dead: The Record Industry's Next Steps

Will the music industrial complex finally do what must be done and embrace streaming, tech and data?

Music Industry's Culture of Learned Helplessness

If only music actually came first in an industry unwilling to fully embrace an era driven by technology.

Preview: Behind the Scenes With Pandora's Music Genome Project

A glimpse at TheStreet's exclusive look inside Pandora's personalized radio algorithm with Pandora Chief Scientist Eric Bieschke and Rocco Pendola.

Why Amazon Crushes Apple as an Investment

The story that underlies a company often better explains its stock performance than quantitative metrics.

Amazon to $800 in 2014
Amazon to $800 in 2014

12/30/13 - 09:00 AM EST

Amazon has released all the numbers necessary to justify a double in 2014.

Apple to $1,000 in 2014
Apple to $1,000 in 2014

12/27/13 - 09:00 AM EST

Tim Cook establishes confidence on Wall Street in the New Year and Apple stock soars.

Google to $2,000 in 2014
Google to $2,000 in 2014

12/26/13 - 03:29 PM EST

Don't let Apple bias or a slowdown in revenue growth cloud your judgement on Google.

Justin Bieber Isn't Retiring (And Twitter's Probably Not Stopping)

Never a dull moment on Twitter. Not even on Christmas Eve.

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