Meet the New 800-Pound Gorilla


The following video is from Tuesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser and Matt Koppenheffer dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Shares of Pandora have fallen more than 12% this week on the news that Apple is gearing up to launch a music streaming service. In this installment of Investor Beat, Jason and Matt discuss how big a threat Apple poses to Pandora, what the "first-mover advantage" is really worth, and whether Pandora has a puncher's chance against what is about to be the new 800-pound gorilla in the music streaming industry.

Pandora has won millions of devotees among music fans but few supporters on Wall Street. The online jukebox seems to be redefining the way we consume music, a transformation that's only likely to grow. But high royalty rates and competition from all corners threatens to silence the company. Can Pandora translate success with its listeners into a prosperous business model that will deliver for investors? Learn about the key opportunities and potential pitfalls facing the upstart radio streamer in The Motley Fool's premium research report. All you have to do is click here now to subscribe to this invaluable investor's resource.

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