Pandora is not Apple's little concubine. Those that think that way need a refresher course in disrupting technologies. Apple created a market for the iPod with iTunes and reaped large profits. Noone had done that before. Streaming music has already been discovered and perfected. A better mousetrap is not Apples forte'... innovation is. Reinventing the wheel is thankless. Apple has played this game before and lost before regardless of how much cash they held. The street tends to cheer the deepest pockets to make themselves feel smart but are merely sheep. Bobblehead theory is alive and well these days. Apple can't erase Pandora's growth or even detract from it. That ship has long sailed. Quantitative numbers verify that Pandora is a force on its own and needs no one to compare its success. Bet against it if you will but be prepared to buy back in sooner than you think.