For those who don’t know, the Music Genome Project is the database behind Pandora‘s streaming service. Unlike many services that follow the recommendation format of “you like song ‘a’, and Bob likes song ‘a’ and song ‘b’, so you are likely to enjoy song ‘b’ as well”, Pandora’s algorithm is “you like song ‘a’, and song ‘b’ sounds like song ‘a’, so you will probably like song ‘b’ as well”. This method, at least to me, seems to be much more accurate.
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Last.fm has changed their API; for those who are not programmers, an API (application programming interface) is a set of routines that allow a program to make requests to another program or web service. In and of itself, changing an API is not a bad thing and, in many cases, can be quite beneficial. For instance, adding new features to an API can allow programmers more options for interracting with the product.