NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Over at the artist formerly known as All Things D, the great Mike Isaac wrote an article that stands admirably on its own, but can double as clue number umpteen thousand to an increasingly unaware Pandora (P) management team.
Here are a couple excerpts from the article apropos to Pandora:
Gnip is one of only a handful of companies that still has access to (Twitter's) Firehose (of data) -- all the way back through when Twitter first started hosting tweets on the Web -- and Gnip deals with other companies that want to comb that information for any number of uses. The company's customers are as varied as day-trading firms looking for financial insights, to marketers and agencies wanting to scrape up all the social details and sentiment floating around on the Web about their brands.
... "Together we plan to offer more sophisticated data sets and better data enrichments, so that even more developers and businesses big and small around the world can drive innovation using the unique content that is shared on Twitter." (Quote from Twitter's VP of Platform)
Taking those excerpts point by point (the links provide chronological context with respect to Pandora's inaction on data) ...
Pandora has a firehose as well. With respect to music-related related data, it's every bit as impressive as Twitter's firehose, yet Twitter's beating Pandora at what should be its own game.