Is Microsoft compensating for the 'smaller' things in life this year? This press release is a joke. First comes along Bing, which really isn't good. Search for something using a basic search term, and it'll bring something up that's on the complete opposite side of the spectrum you were wanting to look at.
Because Pandora is a failed service, IMHO. The algorithm it uses to tell users what music matches their taste isn't as great as Last.FM. Pandora also has a very limited number of international artists (who sing in English) in their database, whereas Last.FM does not. Not to mention slow server response times, music glitches. It's just too much work.
[edited by: SwitchFX at 10:35 pm (utc) on July 14, 2009]