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  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...
New York Times  Jan 12  Comment 
A napping infant is busy learning and memorizing, a new study suggests.
GenEng News  Dec 17  Comment 
Sean Parker, Silicon Valley entrepreneur (Napster, Facebook, and Spotify are among his ventures) and philanthropist has pledged $24 million to Stanford University School of Medicine to fund the development of a new research center focused on...
Benzinga  Dec 12  Comment 
There is little doubt that American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) has held on its own in the rapidly-changing world of payment processing and transactions. However, with more unconventional methods like bitcoins and mobile payments coming into the...
New York Times  Dec 8  Comment 
The online music sharing service lasted only two years, but it raised questions that have persisted for publishing industries.


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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