Caught this link from JD about Pandora, and read up about it at the Australian. Man, awesome RIA. It’s a song recommendation system. You type in an artist you like, and it recommends songs by other artists you’ll like, NOT based on sales patterns, but by actual song characteristics. A lot like Tivo, except for songs. Done in Flash, baby! I dig the interface too; compact, simple to learn, and good usability when asking you questions about an artist. Wizards are easy in Flex, hard in Flash, so they did a great job!
So far, out of 8 songs, only 2 blew. I typed in Paul Oakenfold, Bad Boy Bill, and Deisel Boy; so far I’ve heard or own most of these songs already which is a good sign, but those that don’t, I’d love to buy. I can see why iTunes and Amazon are striking deals with them. Speaking of which, you can click and buy from iTunes or Amazon right from the interface; too bad iTunes doesn’t have as much dance music as I like.
Try it out, it’s pretty cool! I’m tempted to subscribe.