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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 09.25.2014 | 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.

People Are Still VERY Angry At Sean Parker

Posted 06.20.2013 | Weddings

It seems Sean Parker and his new wife aren't exactly basking in newlywed bliss. The Napster co-founder married Alexandra Lenas earlier this month, ...

Tech Billionaire Responds To Wedding Backlash

Posted 06.06.2013 | Weddings

Napster co-founder Sean Parker is firing back at the intense backlash over his lavish forest wedding. Parker drew criticism Monday when it was reve...

Facebook Billionaire Fined HUGE Sum After Wedding

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 08.04.2013 | Weddings

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook billionaire Sean Parker's lavish, $10 million Big Sur wedding got even more expensive Monday. The California Coastal Commis...

Sean Parker Ties The Knot

AP | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment

BIG SUR, California -- A spokesman for former Facebook president and Napster co-founder Sean Parker says the wealthy Web entrepreneur has married sing...

Facebook's Famous Bad Boy To Tie The Knot This Weekend

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | San Francisco

BIG SUR, Calif. — Napster co-founder and early Facebook adviser Sean Parker is set to get married in California's Big Sur region. The San Jose ...

Facebook Billionaire Having $9 Million Medieval Wedding?

Posted 04.15.2013 | Weddings

Former Facebook president and billionaire Sean Parker is throwing himself a wedding fit for a king. Parker is reportedly planning a $9 million wed...

Public Enemy's Chuck D: Digital Distribution Is the Future

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Public Enemy hip hop sensation Chuck D stops by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his Evil vs Heroes instrumental album, and the new digital label for independent artists, SpitDigital.

Mayor Bloomberg and the A-List Celebrate the Observer @ 25

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Yes, the Observer fete had everything, including a British contingent: author Amanda Foreman served on the 2012 judging panel for the esteemed literary award, Man Booker Prize for Fiction, with Dan Stevens.

Bill and Ted 3 Sneaks Its Way Into SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Alex Winter stops by the Samsung Blogger Lounge at SXSW 2013 to talk about the premiere of his Napster Documentary, Downloaded, an upcoming pilot for AMC, and the status of Bill and Ted 3.

Finally! Metallica Gives In

Posted 12.06.2012 | Entertainment

At a Spotify event in New York today, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and Napster co-founder Sean Parker buried the hatchet and announced that the legen...