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Why Pandora Will Never Be Great Again

Internet radio has never been as popular as it is right now, and market leader Pandora continues to grow at a heady pace. It has seen its shares of the total U.S. radio-listening market nearly double to 5.55%. That's the upbeat song. But here come the blues.

A Free E-Reader? Yes ... But With a Pricy Catch

Want a free $99 Nook? It'll cost you. Barnes & Noble is offering its entry-level Nook Simple Touch free to people willing to pay $19.99 a month for a year's digital subscription to The New York Times. So is this a good deal, or not?

Steep Fees to Use eBay Founder Omidyar's News Site: Not So Absurd

The annual subscription for Honolulu Civil Beat is a pricey $240, attracting plenty of skeptics. But don't count it out yet -- Omidyar may have timed the bottom of the paid-content news market well. Watch this space for an indicator of where the news business is headed.