Pandora Media Inc was incorporated in January 2000. It completed its initial public offering in June 2011. The Company provides an internet radio service on smartphones, tablets, traditional computers and car audio systems, as well as a range of other internet-connected devices. It offers local and national advertisers an opportunity to deliver targeted messages to its listeners using a combination of audio, display and video advertisements. It also offers a paid subscription service which is known as Pandora One. Its competitors on the basis of its listeners include Apple, Spotify, Clear Channel, Slacker, Sirius XM, RDIO, Microsoft, Rhapsody, Google, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu and VEVO. On the basis of advertisers, its competitors include Facebook, Google, MSN, Yahoo!, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The Company's registered trademarks in the United States include "Pandora" and the "Music Genome Project," in addition to a number of Pandora logos. It is subject to federal and state laws regarding privacy of listener data, among other things.
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