Widget Hopes To Save Pandora, Internet Radio

August 27, 2008 10:48 AM ET

Can ailing internet radio service Pandora be saved by a widget? That's what I <3 Pandora is hoping, as the new site pleas to "keep the music on" by having people add their widget to keep internet radio from the brink of extinction by raising awareness and support. While Pandora's woes have less to do with awareness and more to do with outrageous royalty fees, at least the widget brings some attention the government's targeting of internet radio. We expect a Save Muxtape widget any day now.

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