How Location-Based Services Are Reinventing Radio

Local radio offers an ideal platform for the delivery of location-based services. Many digital radio technologies are already being used to collect information about users and disseminate target ads. Radio has reached a turning point according to Pandora founder Tim Westergren: “At the core of that transformation is personalization.”

Post-IPO, Will Pandora Go Hyperlocal?

Over a year ago I got a chance to sit down with Pandora founder Tim Westergren for a long interview about the company. In our conversation about business models and Pandora, the most compelling feature he discussed was a hyperlocal, blue-sky idea that sounded incredibly cool. It left me thinking back then that Pandora could become a hyperlocal powerhouse when that ad market developed…