Swampcast features Jonathan Schwartz, former Sun CEO

Join Michael Levin in this video interview with Jonathan Schwartz, former Sun Microsystems CEO. "Jonathan Ian Schwartz (born October 20, 1965) is an American...

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Comment by Michael Levin on August 7, 2019 at 5:26am

Wikipedia ::: Swampcast podcast features Brion Vibber, Wikipedia CTO

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Comment by Michael Levin on August 3, 2019 at 12:49pm

Swampcast features Tim Westergren, Pandora CEOJoin Michael Levin in this Swampcast interview with Tim Westergren, Pandora CEO. Click here to listen. Photo credit: Gala

In 2007, Tim started touring the USA giving presentations about a new music service on the web called Pandora. I met Tim in Orlando. There's quite a bit of background about Pandora that Tim describes in this interview. He deferred to his CTO, Tom Conrad when I asked him about technical details. Tom and I did a Swampcast interview shortly after this one. 

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In 1999 Westergren started Pandora Media along with two co-founders: Will Glaser and Jon Kraft. The Oakland, Calif., company went public in 2011,[3] reporting $138 million in revenue that fiscal year.

As an early project, Westergren and Glaser created the Music Genome Project, a mathematical algorithm to organize music.[1] As the company's chief strategy officer, Westergren spends the majority of his time traveling the nation and gathering feedback from Pandora Radio users. In 2010 he was listed by Time magazine as one among the 100 most influential people in the world.[4]

In April 2016, Pandora Media announced that Tim Westergren would replace Brian McAndrews as CEO. He had previously served as CEO and president from May 2002 to July 2004.[5]

In June 2017, he announced that he is going to step down as CEO.[6]"

Comment by Michael Levin on July 26, 2019 at 10:16am

This is one of the most deeply technical Swampcasts - fascinating!


#pandora #tomconrad #swampcast #mikelevin


Comment by Michael Levin on July 11, 2019 at 1:41pm

Here's a Swampcast featuring Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist. Enjoy!

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