What do you get when you add 70 million active users of one radio company to 36 million subscribers of another? The biggest audio entertainment in the world. That's what the CEO of Sirius XM says about his company's purchase of Pandora. Sirius XM is a satellite radio company that was formed in 2008 when the Sirius and XM radio services merged. It offers music, news, talk and sports along with a number of personalities for subscribers to listen to and it makes most of it's money from those subscribers. Pandora is a streaming music service that was founded in the year 2000. It makes most of it's money from advertisers.
So why would Sirius want to buy Pandora? Well most of those who subscribe to Sirius listen through their cars. The company wants more listeners in more different places than that and it believes that buying Pandora is the way to get there. Sirius already owned 19 percent of Pandora's stock from a purchase made last year. It's spending $3.5 billion to buy Pandora entirely also through stock. The deal still has to be reviewed by the company's shareholders and by the U.S. government. If it gets the go-ahead, it's expected to be completed early next year.
那为什么Sirius公司要收购潘多拉公司呢？大多数订阅Sirius服务的用户在车上收听节目 。该公司希望更多用户能在不同的地方收听节目，他们相信收购潘多拉公司是达到这一目标的方法 。Sirius公司去年已经收购了潘多拉公司19%的股份 。该公司还将花费35亿美元以全股票形式收购潘多拉 。这项交易必须得到公司股东以及美国政府的批准 。如果交易获批，预计可在明年初完成收购 。
1. add to 添加；增加；
He wants to add a huge sports complex to Binfield Manor.
2. a number of 若干；许多；
A number of problems marred the smooth running of this event.
3. subscribe to 订阅，订购(杂志或报纸)；
My main reason for subscribing to New Scientist is to keep abreast of advances in science.
4. be expected to do sth. 预期；预料；
10,000 people are expected to immigrate in the next two years.