Jun 3 2008
From the description in their own FAQs;
Pandora is a music discovery service designed to help you enjoy music you already know, and to help you discover new music you’ll love.
It’s powered by the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken, the Music Genome Project: a crazy project started back in early 2000 to capture the complex musical DNA of songs using a large team of highly-trained musicians.
Up until now, with a Pandora account, you could only listen to Pandora on the Web, Pandora on the Go, or Pandora in the Home. But it has been announced that you can now discover music from the comfort of your Dock with Pandora Desktop (Beta).
The folks at Pandora do advise users that they have big licensing and streaming bills to pay and thus there will be ads to see. You can always minimize the application if you like, of course. The other concern they express is that people remember that this is beta software and that you are expected to give feedback and feature requests.
With that out of the way, sit back and enjoy the tunes!