Forbes  Jul 2  Comment 
When an innovative new concept disrupts an established industry there are always growing pains. There is generally a backlash from dominant players resisting change—scratching and clawing to maintain the status quo. Even if they succeed in the...
TechCrunch  Jun 24  Comment 
 Sean Parker, the tech billionaire, best known for his leading roles at Napster and Facebook has donated more than $600 million to the Sean N. Parker Foundation to date. But up to now he’s been tight-lipped with the press about those...
Forbes  Jun 17  Comment 
Last fall, Sean Parker, the technology billionaire behind Napster, Facebook, and Spotify, invested several million dollars into a risky stealth startup, Brigade, which has the ambitious aim of increasing mass civic participation.
Forbes  Jun 11  Comment 
On June 1st 1999, 19-year-old Shawn Fanning put the beta version of his Napster MP3 sharing program on the Internet. Less than a year later, one of the largest metal bands in the world, Metallica, sued Fanning and his new company for copyright and...
CNNMoney.com  May 4  Comment 
It's officially a new age of piracy.
Forbes  Apr 21  Comment 
Is your company going to become a forgotten bit of history? Is your industry heading for a Napster Moment? Is your expert status at risk? “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” —Jack Welch
guardian.co.uk  Mar 21  Comment 
In the dotcom boom, $1bn was a number to conjure with. Now many startups are valued at 10 times that, long before achieving flotation – or even profit ‘A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion dollars.” That immortal...
Forbes  Mar 18  Comment 
It’s pretty unlikely that the music industry – or most any industry other than the horse and buggy crowd – will ever undergo quite the rapid disruption that music has witnessed in the last 20 plus years from the boom times of the CD to...
Forbes  Feb 10  Comment 
It should come as no surprise to almost anybody that sales in the music industry have been declining for over a decade, and with the advent of streaming services, it looks like the trend that was started by piracy sites like Napster isn’t going...
Benzinga  Jan 21  Comment 
Hedge fund manager Guy Spier has some non-conventional tips on how people should set up their offices. Value investor Tim Melvin spoke with Spier to gain further insight. Based out of Zurich, Switzerland, Spier runs Aquamarine Capital, a fund...




 

Napster, Inc. (NAPS), formerly Roxio, Inc., is a leading provider of digital music. The company was incorporated in August 2000 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Adaptec and was spun off as a separate entity in May 2001. After acquiring Pressplay online music service in May 2003, the company updated its service with value-added features and launched it as a paid service under the Napster brand name. The subscription service enables fans to freely sample the world's largest and most diverse online collection of music and experience the largest number of features. This service allows users to legally play, download, and burn (copy) online digital music legally.




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