Pandora Internet Radio began in 2000 as Savage Beast Technologies. The company was founded by Will Glaser, Jon Kraft, and Tim Westergren. The company created software which categorized music into recognizable patterns called the Music Genome Project.
The company received funding in 2004 to create a consumer facing software instead of trying to license the technology to larger companies.
In 2005, Pandora Radio launched. There are both free and paid versions of the service available. The paid version has no advertisements.
In 2008, a mobile version of Pandora was launched for iPhone, Android and other mobile devices.
In 2011, the company went public with an IPO.
In 2012, Pandora surpasses 150 million users.
In 2013, CEO Joe Kennedy announced he would be stepping down from the company.