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SiriusXM to buy Pandora in $3.5 billion streaming push

Together they'll take on Spotify and Apple Music

Together they'll take on Spotify and Apple Music.

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How to test for a new-car infotainment system you can live with

Here's a car-shopping checklist of infotainment functions to test

Here's a quick checklist of infotainment functions to test and questions to ask when new-car shopping.

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GM and Pandora team up for Chevy Centennial-themed station

November 3, 2011 marks the 100th birthday of Chevrolet, and as part of the celebration, General Motors has teamed up with Pandora to create a special Chevy 100 station. The Pandora team has picked out the top 100 songs that mention the brand Chevrolet, including "American Pie" by Don McLean, "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John and – of course – Prince's "Little Re

Mercedes-Benz extending app selection for COMAND, ready to fight Audi with gesture controls

Mercedes-Benz is in the process of revamping its COMAND infotainment system for the next decade, and as you'd expect, apps, search and advanced navigation is on the way. But it's not just about what's on the screen; it's about how you interact with the system.

Pandora comes to Scion, more Ford models

Pandora's footprint just got a little larger with the announcement that Scion will be integrating the Internet radio service into its vehicles later this year.

Pandora integration comes to the 2012 Scion xB

The 2012 Scion xB will begin rolling into dealerships next month, and while there's not much in the way of upgrades to the exterior, interior or powertrain, two new stereo options are included in the boxy package.

Pandora comes to Mini Connected

Mini Connected is kicking off its third-party app shindig with everyone's favorite streaming site, Pandora. Rather than fiddle with your phone while behind the wheel, the Pandora interface – with album art and full like and block functions – will display directly on the nav screen, making for a simpler – and more importantly – safer experience. The Mini Conncted app is already available in the Apple App Store, and the Pandora functionality will be available soon along wit

Fiat Panda Natural Power crowned most economical vehicle, beats out 240 others

It's no secret that Fiat products are economical. For the third year in a row, Fiat has been recognized as Europe's most environmentally-friendly brand with average CO2 emissions of just 127.8 grams per kilometer. Thus, it reall

Tonight, James Cameron attempts to terminate the oil and coal lobbies (on CNN)

There were obvious eco-preservation overtones in the movie Avatar, but we didn't know James "King of the World" Cameron was such a fervent defender of the planet. With Pandora safe from mineral exploitation, Cameron is leading a charge here on Earth against what he considers a disinformation campaign perpetuated by the oil and coal lobbies. If you've seen a TV spot that includes the

Watch a Hyundai spot, get a free song

It's helpful if you like The Ataris. Hyundai is hoping to lure internet users with a banner ad that no doubt touts the free song. When clicked, the banner initiates a download, plays the song, and also pops up a 20-second commercial featuring the Elantra. You could also opt for the cellphone ringtone if you like the way music sounds over a 1/3" transducer. A second set of banners is going live as well, these to collect contact info