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Napster founders reunite for webcam community site 'Airtime'

Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning have reunited to launch a new video communication site ‘Airtime’. The duo have been creating and investing in various online start-ups individually since its shutdown, with varying degrees of success. Unlike ‘random’ video chat services, such as Chatroulette and Omegle, Airtime analyzes its users’ Facebook profiles, stores their ‘likes’, and thus, manages to throw two people into a video chat who have something in common, which allows them to talk about their shared interests.

11/06/2012  |  Full story...

Infographic: 30 years of ‘social business’- 3 paths to shared value

‘Social business’ is one of the big business buzzwords of 2012, but how many people actually know what it means? Global Dawn has traced the history of social business over the past thirty years to show it’s not just a 2012 fad. Charting back to the 1980’s this infographic maps all the routes business have travelled in order to become more social. Not just focusing on social media, the infographic also about looks at values, customers, collaboration, involvement and engagement.

19/01/2012  |  Full story...

Napster to shut down: Rhapsody buys ailing online music firm from Best Buy

Best Buy has sold its struggling Napster online music service to competitor Rhapsody in exchange for a minority stake in the combined company. Napster will now be shut down, with its subscribers being migrated to Rhapsody. The deal comes three years after Best Buy paid $121m to buy Napster, a formerly popular source of Internet piracy that morphed into a legitimate paid music service. The deal will give Rhapsody a boost to its technology and scale to compete against digital music upstarts such as Spotify, MOG and Rdio.


05/10/2011  |  Full story...

Top 10 internet moments of the decade

Iran’s election protests, the shutdown of Napster and the 2008 US presidential campaign have been named amongst the top 10 Internet moments of the 2000s. The events were singled out by New York-based International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences which bestows the annual Webby Awards.


19/11/2009  |  Full story...

Napster takes on Spotify with £5 streaming and download service

Napster has launched a new subscription service that gives users 5 downloads of their choice and letting them stream the music stores catalogue of eight million songs via PCs and preview tracks on ‘just about any web-enabled mobile phone’. The five downloaded MP3s have no restrictions or time limits, and subscribers can keep tracks forever and transfer to their chosen device. Tracks are compatible with all MP3 players and music-enabled mobile handsets, including iPod and iPhone devices. At the same time, subscribers can explore and discover new artists via unlimited ad-free streaming from Napster’s music catalogue of more than eight million tracks.


08/10/2009  |  Full story...

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