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Wonderful meetup in Seattle on Wednesday evening. Lots of great feedback as usual, and some cool ideas. One was the ability to launch a station by typing in a favorite radio station’s call letters. Also clearly a lot of interest in ability to control the stations in a more granular way – ie. by attributes. I’m also continuing to hear a steady drumbeat of developers wanting access to an API to start creating new apps. It remains a tricky one for us because of licensing and monetization issues, as well as raw resources to support.

The other thing I’m hearing, and heard last night, was the growing use of Pandora on things other than a computer. Lots of folks have ONLY used it on a bluray, or a Sonos, or a iPod touch, etc. I really can’t wait to see the growth of devices in the home – we’re clearly beginning to hit an inflection point there.

Thanks to the great staff at the Library who were a great help getting this all put together.

What an incredible monument that place is.

Next up Monday night in the Big Apple…

Tim (Founder)

Comments

  1. RickA
    April 18, 2010 at 6:55pm
    I would like to the following options: o no vocals, instrumental only o primary instrument: piano, sax, etc. o male only, or female only vocals There seems to be a continual effort on the program's part to introduce more and more variety, even after defining lots of likes and dislikes. This detracts from the main stated feature--that is to play music I "like". Thanks for listening!
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  2. GERD Acid Reflux
    April 18, 2010 at 11:43pm
    Pandora is just awesome. I was looking for some new 90's punk to add to my collection and I got Lagwagon and MXPX. 2 bands I always had heard of but don't get any radio play here on the east coast. The service is incredible.
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  3. Mitch
    April 20, 2010 at 2:58pm
    Hello. Thanks for a great idea! While listening to some of my stations, I noticed that sometimes the full lyrics to songs were available, and not at other times. Can you tell me why, and if you'd consider a way to make it possible to always get the full lyrics no matter what song is playing on any of my stations? What a great thing to be able to see the lyrics to many of the songs I'd been wondering about (and loved anyway!). Just thinkin'....... Thanks. Mitch
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  4. Norm Young
    April 20, 2010 at 7:54pm
    What about a way to share my favorite stations on my Facebook page? No way to do this other than send a link to myself (which I'll try)...but quite a round about way of doing something that should be one-click. Norm
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  5. Chevelle
    April 20, 2010 at 10:16pm
    I am obsessed with Pandora! First time I heard it was in the Verizon store when I bought my Droid phone. The music was so good, it was distracting me. Pandora was my first AP I downloaded! I too didn't know it was available on the computer until a few weeks later (my kids told me). Now, I listen in the car via my phone (that's how I discovered I could make calls too - by accident listening to Pandora!) instead of the radio, my iPod and even satellite radio! I'm thinking I might get rid of the XM because the variety is much better here (never heard the same song twice in a day) and the portable device is too expensive. I also listen at home on my computer ALL day since I work from home. I even fall asleep to a calm meditation station that makes me sleep deeper because of the delta tones. I just wish I could listen to it when I'm off-line when I'm on an airplane. I don't skip too many songs because there are things I've never even heard before! Love being the DJ in a sense. I could NEVER EVER buy all the music I hear on Pandora! Next I'll learn how to "share" stations. OK, done with the devotionals (I know...Creepy huh? Too much???);-) Now for the questions Are town halls for everyday people or just "industry" people and will there be any town hall mtgs. in Dallas, TX? How do we find out about them/get invited? Are the stations intuitive, meaning when you thumbs up a song, does the station automatically add more songs that sound like that and do they avoid songs you thumb down? Love the mood suggestions!! Do it! Would also like to see it on Wii, like the XBOX comment - just got my Netflix CD for Wii yesterday. Lastly, I'd support some creative way to hear local ads for concerts, events, etc.; that's the only thing I miss from the radio - what's going on in my town, but not too much because the music is what keeps me a Pandora groupie! Thanks!! Chevelle
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  6. Robert G Cook
    November 12, 2010 at 8:16am
    I like the more hard to find groups that are in the world. I've noticed that Pandora only has one song by Sweetbox. Personally I would like to see more Sweetbox in Pandora. Thank you very much for all the work you've put into this project.
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  7. Glenda Gudiel
    November 10, 2011 at 9:49am
    I see that you support Pandora use on certain Sony devices. What about PlayStation systems? I am in the market for one of their game systems, but I am interested to know whether Pandora can stream through PS3 or higher, since it is equipped with Blu-ray. If not, is that something you could make happen? Next time you're in Washington, it would be sweet if you could come East of the Cascades and visit Spokane. With a large collegiate and tech-oriented community, and a diverse underground music scene, it would be a great addition to your journey. Thanks! Glenda
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