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Pandora looks beyond music in IPO

Pandora looks beyond music in IPO

Plagued by costly music rights fees, online radio service Pandora looked beyond music in their multi million dollar IPO filing this week.  The online service, based on the Music Genome Project, hopes to expand to sports and talk shows to diversify traffic and build a succesful long term business for ad sales.  In addition, Pandora is looking to expand into the rapidly growing smart car niche, as well as other online devices beyond iPhone and Android smartphones.

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The Daily Slash: February 10, 2011

The Daily Slash: February 10, 2011

First get your giggle on in a column by yours truly over on Android Community by the name of Waves of Impact and No Lines for Verizon’s iPhone. Next, if you haven't already, grab the Angry Birds Seasons update for the Valentine's Day levels, OR check out the Full Spoiler Post [including secret Facebook levels]. Get a confirmed release date on the HTC ThunderBolt. Have a good time transforming into an LG Optimus Pad. Hope for the best as a Nokia Windows Phone 7 deal is tipped by insiders. Blast off into outer space with speed as the LG VL600 LTE Modem for Verizon is now Mac-Compatible. Check out a column by Don Reisinger by the name of Google TV is Dying, and an Apple TV with Apps will Finish it Off. Place your eyeballs on an On Time Analysis by Ben Bajarin by the title of Is the Market too Crowded for webOS to be Successful? Know the truth in a review of the Nokia E7 by Chris Davies. And check out all the REST of the content we've got flying around here on The Daily Slash!

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Verizon iPhone 4 Cheaper for Apple to Build

Verizon iPhone 4 Cheaper for Apple to Build

The new Verizon iPhone 4 costs 9% less for Apple to build than the AT&T iPhone 4, according to a teardown analysis report by IHS iSuppli. The bill of materials, or the total cost of the phone's components, costs about $171.35 for the Verizon phone. The AT&T phone's bill of materials costs $187.51. The total production cost for the Verizon iPhone 4 is $178.45. So why is it cheaper?

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Only Modest Lines for Verizon iPhone 4

Only Modest Lines for Verizon iPhone 4

After all the excitement surrounding the release of the iPhone 4 on Verizon, the lines at stores were somewhat underwhelming this morning. This even though, according to Analyst Mike Abramsky with RBC Capital Markets, Verizon is expected to sell more than a million phones in the first week.Yes, it is cold outside, but that hasn't stopped people from lining up for new releases in the past. More likely, it is because this isn't really a new release.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 10 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 10 2011

It's iPhone 4 day. This phone has been out for months on AT&T's mobile network, but the release on Verizon will today create a whole new meaning for fervor. Next, Guitar Hero is Over - if you want it. Grab yourself a rumor not about iPhone 5, not about iPad 2, but about some sort of iPad 3 iPad 3 this fall tips latest batch of frantic Apple refresh rumorscoming out this fall. Grant yourself a moment to discover the Stabucks mobile payment app easily scammed by simple screengrabStarbucks mobile scam, read some choice words as delivered by the Nokia CEO It’s not just differentiation but sustainable differentiation”, and see the newest tip on the upcoming HTC adding Facebook button to social networking phone?HTC Facebook phone. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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iControlPad with Bluetooth Shipping This Month

iControlPad with Bluetooth Shipping This Month

Back in September we wrote about iControlPad dumping the dock connectors in favor of Bluetooth. The new iControlPad with Bluetooth is scheduled to ship February 16th. According to iControlPad's website, the gaming pad should work with any phone, console, or computer with Bluetooth. You just need to put in the right clamps to fit your phone, and go. You can even use it to charge your phone while playing games. Hey, multitasking!

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Apple Files Patent for iPad Stylus

Apple Files Patent for iPad Stylus

Apple filed a patent today for a Stylus specifically designed for touchscreen use. Does this mean that Steve Jobs is backing down on his position that "If you see a stylus, they blew it." ? Not necessarily. Jobs' point was that he didn't want users to need a stylus, as they did for PDAs. This stylus could have appeal for artists, gamers, and also those who are unable to hold a finger steady due to a medical condition. Obviously, this will not be your standard Palm Pilot stylus.

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Verizon iPhone 4 Review

Verizon iPhone 4 Review

If the original iPhone was the most anticipated cellphone of its time, then the Verizon iPhone 4 has to be the most demanded variant since the first launch back in 2007. A launch rumor that managed to overshadow CES 2011 despite Apple having not a square foot of presence there, for many the Verizon iPhone 4 finally promises the network strength to back up the iOS platform's abilities. Does the CDMA smartphone live up to expectations? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Verizon iPhone 4 Launches Tomorrow

Verizon iPhone 4 Launches Tomorrow

Verizon Wireless has just sent out a flurry of emails to their current customers. Tomorrow will mark the first day of subscriber-only sales for Big Red's long-awaited iPhone. Sales start at 3 AM Eastern. Only a "Reserved quantity" will be available and everything is on a first-come, first-served basis. Get your coffee brewed now, folks.

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