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Stephen Colbert Breaks Down Exactly Why Gandalf Doesn't Do Weddings

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 08.27.2016 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert channeled his inner Sauron to explain exactly why Gandalf doesn’t officiate weddings. “The Late Show” host and “Lord of the Ri...

Sir Ian McKellen Won't Officiate Your Wedding As Gandalf

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.23.2016 | Entertainment

If you’ve ever contemplated asking Sir Ian McKellen to officiate your wedding, here’s a tip: don’t ask him to appear in costume. The 77-year-ol...

Sean Parker's New Mission: Destroy Cancer

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology

Sean Parker knows a thing or two about sharing. In 1999, he cofounded Napster, the notorious file-sharing service that became a household name as peop...

Here on Earth

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

I ask the Michael Bloombergs of the world, the Sean Parkers, and Vice President Biden: how we can include prevention into the notion of a moonshot cure for cancer? I think that a program that starts here on earth, as opposed to the moon, will be the best solution for ending cancer once and for all.

Silicon Valley Billionaire Donates $250 Million To Cancer Immunotherapy Research

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 04.13.2016 | Impact

(Reuters) - A $250 million grant from Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker, announced on Wednesday, aims to speed development of more effective canc...

30 Is The New 40

Lea Stanković | Posted 03.22.2016 | Media
Lea Stanković

Having turned 30 last year, I don't feel much different than a couple of years ago, nor do I feel any adverse effects of aging as yet. Still, what one can witness on social media is that a) 30 is a milestone that 40 once was and b) it is an occasion to take the time out and reevaluate your life as well as recognize your achievements.

The Fourth Wave

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 02.02.2017 | 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 12.14.2016 | 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 12.11.2016 | Technology

Sean Parker being interviewed by David Kirkpatrick at Techonomy 2015. Memorable line: "I'll discourage my kids from using the products I built. By: D...

Taylor Swift vs. the Mad Men

Chris Castle | Posted 07.07.2016 | 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 07.01.2016 | 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 06.04.2016 | 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...