Daily Archives: December 16, 2009

Chris Nuttall

Pandora, the personalised internet radio service for music, goes from forte to fortissimo, announcing on Wednesday it reached 40m registered users this month.

At a media dinner the previous evening attended by Tim Westergren, Pandora founder and hosted by Crosslink Capital, the VC which led a Series C round for Pandora, Peter Rip, general partner at Crosslink elaborated on its success.

Revenues in the latest quarter were up more than double on a year ago, he said, and Pandora is the prime candidate in Crosslink’s portfolio as VC firms look to bring their best companies to market in 2010. Read more

David Gelles

For a company of its size, Ebay has a surprisingly small footprint in the real world. While it enjoys a sprawling campus in Silicon Valley, it doesn’t have brick and mortar stores to staff, or the vast warehouses maintained by rival Amazon.

So in an effort to put a face on the company for the holidays, Ebay has sent a “mobile boutique” touring around the country. The first-time effort was on display in San Francisco today, and will be in Los Angeles later this week.

A souped-up trailer swarming with Ebay employees in leprechaun green shirts, the boutique has hundreds of the most sought-after products on display. Read more