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Pandora spills beans on smartphone app privacy investigation

Pandora spills beans on smartphone app privacy investigation

Streaming music service Pandora is among a number of smartphone apps subpoenaed by federal prosecutors in New Jersey, over allegations that various apps have been illegally gathering or transmitting personal information without user permission. News of the investigation broke when Pandora revealed the subpoena in an update to its Securities and Exchange Commission filing, though insists that it is "not a specific target of the investigation."

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Inside The Mitsubishi Mobile Marketing Showroom: Massive 82 and 92-inch 3D TVs

Inside The Mitsubishi Mobile Marketing Showroom: Massive 82 and 92-inch 3D TVs

Currently the world’s largest mass-produced rear-projection flat screen, the Mitsubishi 92-inch 3D TV was first unveiled at CES earlier this year. But this morning we got an up close and personal look at the mammoth flat screen along with its 82-inch sibling at the Mitsubishi Mobile Marketing Showroom. It is truly an immersive cinematic experience to be had if you can afford the price, the space, and don't mind looking like a complete dork sometimes---as illustrated below.

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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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Pandora open-source console goes on general sale

Pandora open-source console goes on general sale

Like the idea of Sony's NGP but not the closed ecosystem? Pandora is now offering its open-source Pandora console for general sale, promising a seven day turnaround on the $499.99 clamshell. Your money gets you a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen display, QWERTY keyboard, dual analog sticks, an ARM Cortex A8 CPU and PowerVR SGX graphics.

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Mercedes offers new Media Interface Plus allowing Pandora streaming and more from smartphones

Mercedes offers new Media Interface Plus allowing Pandora streaming and more from smartphones

Mercedes-Benz has announced a new media interface for some of its new vehicles that will allow the driver or passenger to connect a smartphone to the car to stream content from the phone to the vehicle audio and entertainment system. The interface is called the Media Interface Plus or MIP.

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Pandora personalized radio unveils gift subscriptions

Pandora personalized radio unveils gift subscriptions

If you are a big music fan or know someone who is, you might be familiar with Pandora radio. The radio service is a streaming offering that allows the listener to customize their own service with the sort of music that they like rather than just listening to whatever is playing.

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Pandora games console production models spied; Volcano interrupts shipping

Pandora games console production models spied; Volcano interrupts shipping

The open-source Pandora games handheld project continues, with the latest milestone on the way to actual, shipping products being two "mass production" units with painted cases.  Posted by project member Craigix, while the first photo (there's another after the cut) might not make it completely clear, the Pandora on the left has been finished in black and the model on the right is in grey.

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Grace Digital Audio Allegro WiFi radio streamer packs Pandora support

Grace Digital Audio Allegro WiFi radio streamer packs Pandora support

With WiFi digital media streamers getting cheaper and cheaper, if you want to charge a premium price then your device needs to offer something out of the ordinary.  Grace Digital Audio reckons their Allegro portable WiFi radio/streamer ticks that box by virtue of its sound quality; the Allegro packs a Class D 8 watt digital amplifier, outputting via a single speaker, and can be run off of mains, regular or rechargeable batteries.

As well as over 17,000 radio stations, 20,000 plus on-demand programs and over 35,000 podcasts, the Allegro can access Pandora for streaming audio.  Connectivity includes WiFi b/g/n, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a stereo speaker jack, and you can control Pandora's thumbs up/thumbs down rating system directly from the mediaplayer itself.  The company also offers a free iPhone remote control app.

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Pandora gaming handheld enters production

Pandora gaming handheld enters production

It's taken a while, but the Pandora open-source handheld has finally been given the production green-light.  After many months of prototypes and design tinkering, according to the project forum the team have given the go-ahead to their Chinese production partners to begin the initial run.

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Vudu brings hundreds of apps to HDTVs and Blu-Ray Players

Vudu brings hundreds of apps to HDTVs and Blu-Ray Players

Vudu (of Vudu Box fame) introduced Vudu Apps today, a platform delivering hundreds of internet applications and services to HDTVs by Mitsubishi, Sanyo, Sharp, and Toshiba. Toshiba will also integrate Vudu Apps in to their line of internet-capable Blu-Ray players.

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Pandora eyeing cars for integrated music streaming

Pandora eyeing cars for integrated music streaming

Streaming music provider Pandora have set their sights on in-car use, according to the company's chief technology officer, Tom Conrad.  Speaking at the SF Music Tech Summit, Conrad revealed that around half of Pandora's current users are believed to be using DIY ways to play their music while in the car; with that in mind, the company is working with car manufacturers, including Ford, to develop hands-free controls that would work either via a wired or wireless link.

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Pandora and Facebook land on Android

Pandora and Facebook land on Android

Android users in Europe are still reeling from the launch of Spotify on the platform, but now there's a musical sop for their US cousins.  Pandora have released their eponymous personalized radio station application for the Google open-source platform, supporting the creation of custom playlists, rating of individual tracks and streaming over cellular or WiFi connections.

Meanwhile Android owners on both sides of the pond have a new native Facebook app to play with, offering access to comments, statuses, news and wall posts.  While not yet being given the Facebook "official" stamp of approval, word is that the developer is in the Facebook employer network, so this looks to be as official as things get for the moment.

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