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The Fourth Wave

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Dr. Howard Samuels

Matt Kumin, a San Francisco attorney who personally raised over $100,000 to fund two different lawsuits challenging the federal government's restricti...

California Stoners Against Legalization Repeat the 'A Non-Store Ounce Is Illegal' Scare

Russ Belville | Posted 12.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Russ Belville

Don't believe the scares that marijuana legalization is somehow worse than continuing prohibition; it's been proven wrong in four-out-of-four states so far.

Four Ways Techonomy 2015 Made News: "Why hasn't every CEO committed to making sure women and men are paid the same?"

Techonomy | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology


Taylor Swift vs. the Mad Men

Chris Castle | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Chris Castle

You've heard about Taylor Swift's leadership in the soft power of artist rights. You may not have heard about the commercial collision--literally--at the heart of the conflict.

Onstage at TE Policy, a Bipartisan Call for Policies That Don't Screw Up Innovation

Techonomy | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

Tech policy development may help strange bedfellows get better acquainted.

Here's Why Hackers Are Uniquely Equipped To Save The World

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact

Former Facebook President and Napster cofounder Sean Parker is making a convincing case for why “hackers” like him just might hold the key to addr...

Sean Parker Just Gave $600 Million To Help Solve The World's Biggest Problems

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact

While it’s not unusual for tech billionaires to commit to philanthropic efforts these days, it would be tricky to find an analog for the approach be...

Former Facebook President Wants To Cure Cancer And End Allergies

The Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact

Tech entrepreneur Sean Parker is best known for cofounding Napster, serving as an early president of Facebook, and being immortalized on film in "The ...

Brigade Seeks To Reboot Political Engagement In America With Civic Social Media

Alexander Howard | Posted 06.17.2015 | Technology
Alexander Howard

In 2014, tech billionaire Sean Parker announced he would invest $9.3 million dollars in Brigade, a new company that aims to "use social media to transform politics" and reignite civic engagement and activism in American life. On Wednesday, the new company finally gave the public a sense of how Brigade will actually work by releasing its first app.

Techonomy Policy June 9 in DC: The Age of Data Exhaust

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2015 | Technology

Last month Techonomy hosted a dinner in New York, and our guests wanted relentlessly to talk about data. Where will society produce it? How much can we manage? Who will control it? What will they do to us with it? How can individuals retain influence over it?

Jeffrey Young

Napster Founder Sean Parker Pledges Millions For Allergy Cure | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.17.2014 | Technology

Sean Parker, the co-founder of the online music service Napster and the first president of Facebook, has pledged $24 million toward a campaign to deve...

You Only Have To Be Right Once: The Unprecedented Rise of the Instant Tech Billionaires by Randall Lane and the Staff of Forbes

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 12.31.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

208 Pages Published by Portfolio / Penguin Random House The photographs of the young men who have made an instant fortune in Randall Lane's You On...

Paul Blumenthal

Here Are The Top Super PAC Mega-Donors In 2014 Elections | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Iowa, a television station recently created a new program so it could sell more advertising to political campaigns, party committees ...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

Can Technology Save Itself From Itself?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

I see technology as I would a developing person who is transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. Much like a person's early life, these first 20 years have been filled with rapid development, exuberance, awkwardness, impulsivity, excess, impatience, a lack of wisdom and perspective, and missteps.

There's A Scientific Explanation For Why The Rich Are Calling Everyone Nazis

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business

It turns out F. Scott Fitzgerald was right about the very rich: Science confirms that they really are different from you and me. That difference ha...

Another Billionaire Warns Of Creeping Nazi Menace

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.26.2014 | Business

Thank goodness for America's vigilant wealthy people, for how else would we know that the country has been taken over by Nazis? Sean Parker, the Na...

"Sticker Fight" Tragedy: How Causes' Redesign Went Wrong

Turnstyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Last week Causes, the company founded by Sean Parker and Joe Green to leverage social media connections for grassroo...

An A-Sides Aside: Director Alex Winter DownloadsNapster

Jon Chattman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Napster's Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker with Alex Winter The recently-released documentary Downloaded takes us back to a time in which there was no...

Paul Blumenthal

Who Are This Year's Biggest Super PAC Donors? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mega-donors remain the biggest source of funds for super PACs so far in the 2014 election cycle, but their share of those donations is d...

PHOTO: Tech Billionaire's Forest Wedding Was Truly Unbelievable

Posted 08.02.2013 | Weddings

Napster founder Sean Parker tied the knot with Alexandra Parker (née Lenas) in a controversial Big Sur, Calif. wedding in June. The tech mogul faced ...

Tech Billionaire Writes 9,500-Word Defense Of Lavish Forest Wedding

Posted 06.28.2013 | Weddings

Sean Parker isn't finished defending his recent forest wedding. In a 9,500-word essay published on TechCrunch Thursday, the Napster co-founder reco...

First 'Bridezillas,' Now 'Honeymoonsters' | Posted 06.28.2013 | Weddings

Yesterday, Facebook mogul Sean Parker published a 9500-word essay on TechCrunch debunking criticism of his $10M wedding in Big Sur. Contrary to media ...

New Documentary, Downloaded, Tells the True Tale of Napster and the Impact on Our New Digital World

Gordy Grundy | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Gordy Grundy

Alex Winter's new documentary Downloaded reconstructs the collapse of the music industry as consumers and high tech innovation blow out the foundation of the bloated behemoth. A little dorm room start up, Napster, caused a tsunami of trouble.