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All Things Digital: TuneIn Radio scored $6m investment last year, has new CEO John Donham

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 11:30am

John Donham, new CEO of TuneIn RadioAll Things Digital reports that in late 2010, Sequoia Capital "secretly invested $6 million" in web radio aggregator service TuneIn Radio and moved the company to California.

TuneIn Radio is a service that aggregates various broadcast and online radio streams from around the world. They also provide web radio directories to devices like the Logitech Squeezebox.

The site also reports that Sequoia helped the company bring in a new CEO: gaming industry veteran John Donham (pictured left). He most recently ran technology and product operations for Disney Interactive Media Group after selling Metaplace, which he co-founded, to the company. 

TuneIn Radio reports that in October it had 30 million active users (compare that to Pandora's just-announced 40 million active users). Those users reportedly listened to 58,000 different stations on TuneIn Radio.

CBS Radio and Clear Channel stations are not included in TuneIn Radio's directory due to licensing issues (RAIN coverage here). 

Earlier this month, data management company Onavo found that more users tried TuneIn Radio's iPhone and Android apps than used Pandora, iHeartRadio, Slacker or other web radio services (RAIN coverage here).

Finally, TuneIn Radio also recently unveild an in-app donation service that allows users to contribute to listener-supported stations. NPR member station KQED is the first to use the new feature (find more from TuneIn Radio here).

You can find All Things Digital's coverage here.

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