Yandex Radio launches to be Pandora for Russians

Russian internet giant Yandex has launched a new music streaming service, Yandex.Radio – a jukebox for users in the country who want to listen to pre-programmed music stations. This is the company’s second venture into music streaming. The first, Yandex.Music, is more Spotify-like, offering a library of 20 million tracks to choose from. It claims to have 10 million unique monthly users. Yandex.Radio takes a Pandora-esque approach, with 100+ channels classified by mood, activity and genre. Yandex says its using “proprietary machine-learning technology” to tailor the playlists to the previous listening activity of the user. The service is available online and…

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