A dark day for Pandora lovers

Save Internet Radio!If, like me, you live outside the US, and rely on pulsating Pandora music to get you through the long work days and nights, you will understand my disappointment. The future of Internet radio is in grave danger. You can read about what is going on here. We in Israel are not able to do much (Israelis? Helpless? Never.), but if you are in the US, click on the image on the left, and find out how you can fight the battle to preserve Internet radio.

I and probably thousands of others outside the US received an email from the Pandora founder yesterday saying that they are no longer able to provide access to Pandora’s streaming service for most countries outside of America. Wunderbar. Yet another way we are screwed by living in Israel.

I was telling Josh about it over breakfast this morning, and he was quick to point out that the beauty of the Internet is that as soon as one service stops, another springs up it in place. He suggested that I do a Google search for “Pandora replacement.” Actually, he was wrong. I did a search for “Pandora replacement,” and nothing came up. Just reviews of “joint replacement surgery.” I guess it’s back to listening to my mp3 player.

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Shmuel

14 years ago

Count yourself amongst the lucky ones. I, for example, was closed out of Pandora months ago when my company’s IT department deemed it in violation of my internet usage policy.

Sorelle

14 years ago

In violation of your internet usage policy? That sounds pretty heavy.

Actually, it’s weird. They said in the email that they are stopping Pandora on May 3rd, but as of now, they are still playing.