SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

June 16, 2011 09:00 ET

Gaming; Win or Lose? - Equity Research on Pandora Media Inc. and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Jun 16, 2011) - Today, released its industry report highlighting Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: SNDA). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at

Worldwide communication networks are growing exponentially, at the hands of both consumer demand and growing commercial requirements. With social networking and social media on the rise companies focused in this area are estimated to see great growth potential. It is thought that the consumer focus will shift away from the console gaming towards mobile and convenient gaming. It is also thought that video game sales will be hurt by a growing resale market, as consumers become more budget-conscious. It is estimated that resale of used games accounted for 20% of total video game sales in 2010, and it is expected that percentage will increase. Independent media companies could see profitability in the next few months depending on specifics of items.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted Pandora Media this Internet radio station generates playlists based on a user's favorite artist or song. As part of the company's Music Genome Project, songs are analyzed according to musical features including details of instrumentation, harmony, lyrics, melody, rhythm, and vocals. Users enter the name of a song, and Pandora creates a playlist of songs with similar characteristics. The entire report on Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) is available here:

World Street has featured Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited as an interactive entertainment media company, offering a range of entertainment content to user base and an integrated service platform. In January 2010, Shanda Literature acquired 51% of the outstanding shares of Beijing Joy Media Co., Ltd. (Rongshuxia).Revenues increased 7% in 2010, and it is forecast a 9% rise in 2011, reflecting selected strength in non-core businesses, a growing market for online games in China, and notable related competition and business transitions. The entire report on Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: SNDA) is available here:

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