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  1. Donald
    April 03, 2010 at 9:44pm
    Business Plan: (1) Provide an awesome service, bear any financial losses as long as you can get millions of people hooked. (2) Once millions of people are hooked, change the awesome-but-financially-unprofitable service into a bland-profitable service. (3) Hope enough people are not turned off by the bait-and-switch and continue using the service so you can turn a profit. Well, let's see how that works out for you, Pandora.
  2. Robert
    April 07, 2010 at 6:35pm
    If commercials are playing in addition to graphic ads I will no longer use Pandora. I detest audio junk.
  3. Joel
    April 09, 2010 at 11:42am
    I have listened to Pandora for years, ever since a friend turned me on to it. I tune in a couple of times per week. But recently, I have become disgusted with Pandora’s constant onslaught of AUDIO ads. There's a new one every 3-5 songs. I now detest Fifth-Third Bank because of their constant intrusions into my day. I understand the need to generate revenue so I have no problem with the VISUAL ads. But the constant barrage of unsolicited marketing interrupting my audio stream has become unacceptable. This is the very reason I don't listen to broadcast radio. With that said... Goodbye Pandora. You have lost another loyal listener. I hope you heed the warnings offered by your followers before your once great service fades into oblivion.
  4. Fabio
    April 11, 2010 at 10:31am
    Hello Pandora, The audio ads are absolutely terrible. You have removed one of the things that made Pandora unique. What you sell, what is absolutely amazing: the genome idea is what can make people buy the service, not the fact you are forcing us to upgrade in order to listen to the music without the the audio ads.
  5. george Lennon
    April 12, 2010 at 4:53pm
    I listen to pandora primarily to run and work out. I've had two ads run and my reaction is strongly negative. I feel betrayed and I would quite purposefully never purchase any item that so rudely interupted and intruded on my experience. If it continues I will go back to my ipod.
  6. Chris
    April 23, 2010 at 12:41pm
    Very sad with the ads, this is why I have been listening to Pandora radio. I will be looking for a new radio like this without ads.
  7. ScrewAds
    April 27, 2010 at 6:03am
    This is the end of Pandora...inevitable I suppose, but it sucks. Pandora was such a great thing. I will abandon it the second I find something else. Screwww haiti! Donate for a TRULY FREE PANDORA!!
  8. Jason
    April 29, 2010 at 1:48pm
    I read what was said above and I understand the need for revenue to keep the service afloat. However, the last time I turned on pandora, it played 3 audible commercials in the space of 9 songs. This ad/song ratio is worse than radio, which doesn't require an internet connection, doesn't require a 'are you still listening?' click, and is more accessible in more locations. I don't listen to commercials, so I turned off Pandora and deleted my account. Thank you for the good tunes in the past, though.
  9. Doug
    May 11, 2010 at 4:35pm
    I think ads are what is turning off customers from Pandora. I personally have a strong disliking for them, but since I am patient I do stick it out by muting my computer everytime one comes on. My friends, however, have left pandora for other sites because they happen too frequently. Hopefully you all begin to incorporate other types of ads or my patience may run out and you will lose another customer. Keep Pandora simple, that's its charm

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