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'Bored' by Facebook, Sean Parker Debuts Airtime

But things don't go smoothly at the NYC launch

(Newser) - Napster co-founder Sean Parker, who became Facebook's first president, launched a new service yesterday, saying he had become "bored" by Facebook. The Airtime service, created with fellow Napster founder Shawn Fanning, allows video chats and file sharing with friends and strangers. Its star-studded NYC launch wasn't boring,... More »

Chatroulette's Big Problem: Genitalia

New software could scan the site for penisrs

(Newser) - You only get to make one first impression, and Chatroulette has made a pretty dirty one. The site gets up to 1 million visitors a day, but Michael Arrington notes that it may die a slow death unless it gets rid of its "parade of penises"—and unless... More »

Snocap Cuts 60 Percent of Staff

Napster founder Shawn Fanning's music- licensing company on the rocks

(Newser) - The fortunes of Snocap, the follow-up project of Napster founder Shawn Fanning, continue to wane: the company has laid off 60 percent of its workforce and appears to be for sale. A spokeswoman for the online music-licensing company says that Snocap "has received interest from several companies and is... More »

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