Thursday, June 29, 2006

How Pandora Works

Been using Pandora since Neil turned me onto it last year and really love it. Great way to find good music, and fascinating how the "Music Genome Project" sounds like a simple analogy at first but then goes really deep and makes a lot of sense as the ultimate recommendation engine.

Stumbled onto their official blog while playing with the new Backstage feature and it led to a trail of interesting bits on how it all works. The podcast below is especially good.

Pandora's Box (article)

Founder Tim Westergren interviewed on Behind the Net (podcast).

1 comment:

Angela Copeland said...

Wow... we've come so far since mix tapes. :-)

Hey, what do you guys think about the new Google checkout thing? I've got my own thoughts on this and I'm interested to hear yours.