Well, serial entrepreneur Michael Robertson -- who founded MP3.com, Gizmo, and Lindows -- just wrote a detailed analysis that questions Pandora's claims of profitability, as well as the overall challenges of the company's economics. Robertson, of course, knows a thing or two about those economics. Consider him a guest blogger here -- I urge you to read this detailed analysis -- click here (it is found in today's TechCrunch).
One more thing. Robertson reports that Pandora now has 180 employees worldwide, including a sales force of 80 people. Really??? Almost half the company in sales????!!!!! Is that really necessary? As Scott Lomond and I used to say when we were at my former company SightSpeed, "Yowzer!"
Pandora ultimately may try to take its mythical standing to the public markets in the form of an IPO.