Posts Tagged ‘pandora’

Pandora And Web Radio Widgets Safe For The Future

July 12th, 2009

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Remember when Pandora almost had to shut down?. Then it didn’t but still had to live with a future full of uncertainty?. Many music and radio widgets didn’t were so lucky and started closing in the last 6 months because of the shaky ground they faced with the high fees and shaky legal status.

Now a deal for those broadcasting has been struck and it could mean the way for some recently closed music widgets to reappear or simply that the ones left standing will be able to continue and advance, instead of facing doom and gloom.

Pandora (And Other Internet Radio) Has Officially Been Saved via Techcrunch

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Pandora Windows Desktop Gadget

December 16th, 2008

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If you are a user of Pandora. you already now that it is a good way to find and litsen to music in your browser. but what if you want to have it directly in your desktop?. well. you can if you use this Pandora Gadget.

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Pandora Sidebar Gadget

This Pandora sidebar gadget lets you play Pandora internet radio directly from Windows Vista’s sidebar. When docked in the sidebar, it displays the currently playing song, along with the thumbs up/down options. When undocked, it displays the entire Pandora interface so you can log in, edit your stations, or create new ones.

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The gadget works very well. but it is not suited for 64 bits OSes ( unless you make it so) or Windows 7 yet. but it is a great Windows Gadget and your best choice to enjoy of Pandora directly in your desktop.

Pandora Sidebar Gadget  <- Direct Download Link

via Brad Greco

Pandora and Webcasting are safe now

October 1st, 2008

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A little more than a month ago. Derek posted on the “I Love Pandora” widget that incited users to help save Pandora from going bankrupt because of the severe and unfair mishandlings of copyright fees

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That Widget showed you cared about Pandora with the heart.

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Now i am happy to tell you that Pandora and Webcasting (webradio and commercial podcasting) will be able to live to fight another day, another year and hopefully for time to come. all thanks to the webcasting settlement act that was passed by the senate as ZDNet Richard Kooman reports:

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“The Senate passed the Webcaster Settlement Act, described here. The bill goes to President Bush, who is expected to sign it.

“I’m relieved, optimistic, and grateful to our listeners,” said Tim Westergren, founder of Pandora. (News.com)

Even the RIAA was thumbs-up over the legislation:

“This is a welcome and encouraging development and a sign of the constructive working relationship between the music industry and Webcasters,” said Mitch Bainwol, the RIAA’s chairman and CEO. “Together, we want to make this marketplace work for both music fans and music creators.”

The bill gives SoundExchange and webcasters until Feb. 15 to agree on lower royalties than those ordered by the copyright court.”

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That is some good news for everyone. and it is cool that a widget had participated in that as a way to raise awareness.

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via ZDNET

 

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