New Media Wire – Mon May 07, 2007
Reopening Pandora’s Music Box
Pandora, one of the best online music recommendation engines out there, recently had to cut off their international users, leaving access only to the US, Canada and the UK. But there are still ways to access Pandora, using proxy servers. Proxies also anonymize your net surfing. Frantic Industries and Digital shows you how to get Pandora. [via Lifehacker].
Digital Alchemist also offers some suggestions for listening to Pandora outside the coverage area, and offers some Pandora alternatives. Last.fm is on the list, but there are rumors of them being bought out by Viacom. This might actually save Last.fm, since the capital for royalty payments will be available. Of course, the independent radio station always has a mighty struggle, whether over the airwaves or online.
Audio and Video Are Hot
No kidding, I’m stating the obvious. paidContent reports that VideoEgg received US$3.5M and iAmplify received US$6M. Thing is, with such cheap hosting services available, if you have a rich media website idea, get it implemented now, before the new tech bubble bursts like some people are saying (namely me – between 2009-2011).