“Pandora Media Inc. founder and chief technology officer Tim Westergren said Tuesday that he believes Apple Inc.’s iTunes Radio’s ‘impact will be modest on Pandora,'” Rex Crum reports for MarketWatch.
“Westergren made the comments about iTunes Radio while speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference, in New York,” Crum reports. “Westergren added that ‘it’s really too early to tell’ what the adoption of iTunes Radio will be, but that ‘good enough isn’t good enough’ when it comes to a consumer-based radio service.”
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MacDailyNews Take: This guy is channeling Colligan, Lazaridis, Balsillie, Zander, Dell, Ballmer, and whole host of others when he says iTunes Radio’s “impact will be modest on Pandora.”
The little grey squirrel had a faraway look in its eye as it scooped up a prized acorn from the macadam then froze in the hideous moment before the semi-truck’s eighteen wheels came calling.
Westergren is whistling past the graveyard.
This level of delusion is painful to witness, yet also rather delightful in a morbid way. Yes, iCal giggled when we put this one in. Our iCal is evil.
Simple mathematics makes it blatantly obvious what’s going to happen to Pandora. It isn’t going to be pretty for Westergren.
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Apple’s iTunes Radio is going to put Pandora into a world of hurt – September 14, 2013
Anticipating customer surprise, Apple begins training support staff on iOS 7 and iTunes Radio – August 29, 2013
Pandora would be wise not to write-off Apple’s potent iTunes Radio – August 26, 2013
Apple’s iTunes Radio to debut in September with McDonald’s, Nissan, P&G, Pepsi sponsorships – August 21, 2013
Apple’s new iTunes Radio is designed to be the largest streaming radio service – July 13, 2013
Apple announces iTunes Radio – launches this fall – June 10, 2013