The most interesting part of the article for me was the amounts that Pandora is making with advertising, although the article, which was quoting from the original Wall Street Journal article, does not really qualify the lead.
A Pandora spokesperson told theÂ Journalthe firm would consider removing the new mobile usage cap if mobile advertising revenues continue to improve and help balance out listener hours. Ad revenue per thousand listener hours in the company’s third quarter reached $26.96 on mobile and $56.40 across devices.
If you are touring in NYC, try living like a Goldman Sachs banker, at least for a few minutes. Goldman Sachs bought two upscale ferry boats that have finally started to transport people from Battery Park to Jersey City. Because they are using a public dock, the ferries are open to bankers and the public alike. For $6, you can travel with real Goldman Sachs bankers and maybe get some stock tips!
Found an interesting image from IDC research into the percentages that the ad companies have of the mobile ad market in 2011. The info is a bit out of date, but it suggest that Google is the one to beat. The article also talks about the price drops Apple’s iAd have done to stay relevant. If you stop a more recent study, drop a comment to let me know.
It has been a busy time for mobile app pirates. An Android developer found his pirated apps on the new BlackBerry app store. While this certainly points to the ease that pirates have in making their own illegal copies of Android apps, it does not mean that iOS apps are immune. The latest news about the iOS pirate app store, Hackulous, closing sounds like great news. But when you dig deeper into the story, you realize that the pirate store closed because a new pirate app store that makes it even easier to pirate iOS apps drove it out of business!