Rdio files for bankruptcy, remnants bought by Pandora

Rdio files for bankruptcy, remnants bought by Pandora

Rdio files for bankruptcy, remnants bought by Pandora

2 comments 📅02 February 2016, 02:45


Rdio files for bankruptcy, remnants bought by Pandora

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The strain of competing with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music has taken its toll on streaming service Rdio.

The company has filed for bankruptcy and its assets have been acquired by personalised radio company Pandora, it was revealed on Monday.

Pandora has bought the leftovers for a fee of

It now seems Pandora is ramping up for a full assault on the streaming market, combining its custom radio service with a fully-fledged subscription streaming platform that can match the major players in the market.

Last month Pandora also integrated live event sales through the purchase of the Ticketfly platform.

“We are defining the next chapter of Pandora’s growth story,” Brian McAndrews, Pandora CEO said in a press release on Monday

“Adding live music experiences through Ticketfly was a transformative step. Adding Rdio’s impressive technology and talented people will fast-track new dimensions and enhancements to our service. I couldn’t be more optimistic about Pandora’s future and the future of music.”

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Rdio will wind down its own-branded service in all markets upon approval of the transaction, while all staff members will be offered jobs at Pandora.

Pandora says the deal will built on its position as the “definitive source” for music.

Right now, for non-US residents it means less choice for streaming customers. Whether Pandora plans to broaden outside of its US homeland remains to be seen.

2 Comments

  1. 
Leo Davidson
    06 February 2016, 02:45 Leo Davidson

    Wordfeud is also cross-platform between Android and iOS, for what it’s worth. (No web client that I know of, though.)
    I got sick of the ridiculous bugs in WWF, plus the fact Zynga never fixed them, and haven’t looked back after ditching it.
    There’s no excuse for such shoddy software in such a simple turn-based game with so little data/state to tra1fer/manage.
    Wordfeud isn’t entirely perfect but it is good and reliable, and a million times better than WWF (at least from the Android clients, which is all I’ve used for either program).

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  2. 
Mexnoob
    08 February 2016, 02:45 Mexnoob

    I like the Nexus 6 but, in this case I will choose the Moto MAxx (Droid Turbo),

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