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News Bytes: Android flexes mobile ad muscle; Microsoft 'confused' about mobility; more

Check out the hottest news in mobile IT for Friday, 10/25.

Pandora Radio's dominance built on big data

Proving big data has uses beyond spying on customers in order to peddle goods and such, Pandora is seizing market share by delivering what customers want without peeking into their personal lives to do it. 

Pandora taps former Microsoft exec Brian McAndrews as CEO

Pandora Media has named digital advertising veteran Brian McAndrews as CEO, president and chairman, effective immediately. McAndrews takes over for Joe Kennedy, who announced his resignation in March.

Pandora: Mobile ad revenues surge 101%, outpacing listener hour growth

Pandora Media reported first-quarter fiscal 2014 revenues of $125.5 million, a 55 percent year-over-year increase fueled by the continued growth of the streaming music service's mobile advertising efforts. Losses nevertheless widened to $28.6 million from $20.2 million during the year-ago period as content costs jumped 48 percent to $82.9 million.

Pandora, Facebook team for music sharing, discovery app

Pandora is extending its partnership with Facebook with the launch of its new Timeline App, which allows registered users to publish their music listening activity to their Facebook Timeline.

Report: Google launching subscription-based streaming music service

Google is poised to unveil a subscription-based streaming music service rivaling platforms like Spotify and Pandora.

Pandora: Mobile is the biggest platform for us

WASHINGTON--Pandora's primary focus for growth is now mobile, with over 75 percent of total listening hours coming from mobile or other connected devices.

Report: Apple, Universal streaming music deal imminent, Sony talks lag

Apple is expected to complete a streaming music licensing agreement with Universal Music Group as soon as next week, The Verge reports.

IDC: Facebook, Twitter usurp mobile display ad lead from Google, Millennial Media

Mobile publishers like Facebook, Twitter, Pandora and The Weather Channel are rapidly gaining control of the U.S. mobile display advertising market, ending years of dominance by ad networks like Google, Millennial Media and Apple, research firm IDC reports.

NPD: Pandora, iHeartRadio top streaming radio usage, fueled by mobile

Subscription-based and free Internet radio services like Pandora and Spotify accounted for 23 percent of average weekly music listening time among U.S. consumers between the ages of 13 and 35 during the fourth quarter of 2012, up from 17 percent in the year-ago period thanks to increasing mobile engagement, according to a new NPD Group report.