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Pandora redesigns and scraps 40-hour limit

In the past 6 months, online music sites continue to increase. Spotify had a big release, Grooveshark continues to get more attention, and MOG now has a free option. Pandora, the popular internet radio site, has been seemingly stagnant. But no longer. Today they released a revamped version of their site. The code its built on is completely different. It’s now an HTML-5 site. If you don’t know what that means, it’s ok. HTML-5 looks to be where most sites and applications are heading now. It’s a great way to ensure similar experiences of sites whether on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. The new Pandora looks pretty good. I’d prefer the main info box area be a bit wider, but then there’d be less room for ads. And ad space is something Pandora has increased with this redesign. I might be paranoid, but it seems like more audio ads have been interrupting my songs as well. What I’m most excited about with this new release, is the end of the Pandora’s 40-hour play limit. Specifically during exam time and holiday breaks, I often reached the free monthly limit. I don’t have to worry about that any longer though. It’s exciting to see Pandora respond to other music sites. And for now, I definitely prefer Pandora to discover new music online.

Pandora rolls out HTML5 redesign to everyone, drops 40 hour listening cap

  1. techshot posted this