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Napster founders Parker and Shawn Fanning unveil a Web video chat service designed to take up where Chatroulette left off. The launch is long on glitter, but the tech demo was far too buggy.
Although new services like Spotify and Rdio offer users the ability to legally listen to vast collections of music at no cost, Napster's founders lament that music sharing today is still behind 1999.
Snocap might have axed half its workforce last year, but still, the Shawn Fanning-founded company had developed technology appealing to the social-media network.
The company founded by Napster cofounder Shawn Fanning has been for sale for months.
Longtime employee and prominent marketing spokesman plans to launch an as-yet-unnamed new company with original Napster creator Shawn Fanning.
Rusty Rueff says laying off 31 employees, or 54 percent of company's staff, was necessary to attract potential buyers.
The music-licensing company says the cutbacks are part of a plan to "refocus resources."
Coming soon (we hope): Hum a song and create a Pandora channel; better iPhone voice controls; more.
Robb McDaniels talks about managing digital distribution for independent artists such as Dolly Parton, Crystal Method, and Snoop Dogg as well as for big labels like Universal Music Group.
Social music site reorganizes and restructures its home page, adds a few new features--just after the launch of rival MySpace Music.