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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...

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.

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.

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.

Sean Parker's Big Fail

The Huffington Post | Michael Hogan | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment

Whatever Napster founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning paid the celebrities who attended this morning's unveiling of their new video-chat application...

What Can We Expect From Sean Parker's Airtime?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.08.2012 | Technology

Airtime, Sean Parker's new startup, will launch on June 5, 2012. You remember Parker, the internet entrepreneur and first President of Facebook the an...

SwoonXO and Shawn Fanning's Supyo Kickstart Live Social Networking Punch

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Technology
Harmon Leon

Chatroulette is like the Wild West of live social networking where deviant behavior becomes the unmonitored norm. Shawn Fanning's next big endeavor is a "live" social network site named Supyo -- Chatroulette done right.

How Internet Startups Are Like Your High School Band

Ujwal Arkalgud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ujwal Arkalgud

Once upon a time, you had to be a musician to be cool -- you know, to be a rock star. Today, all you need is an internet startup!

Rupture: Shawn Fanning, Napster Founder, Has A New Brainchild

LA Times | Alex Pham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

He started Rupture in 2006 to help gamers find out what their friends are playing and connect. The online service, which was sold to Electronic Arts i...