Today at 10:40 A.M. Eastern Time, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania will ask a government panel for permission to be the first to use CRISPR, a new type of genetic engineering, to treat a disease in people. The effort is being funded by The Parker Institute, the new philanthropy created [...]
Though Sean Parker’s latest startup proposing to offer movies still in theaters for home viewing has received a lot of press, according to an executive in the movie exhibition industry, the company isn’t making much noise in Hollywood. “It...Show More Summary
By Alaric DeArment From the Obama administration’s “Moonshot” initiative to Sean Parker’s $250 million funding pledge, cancer immunotherapy has become one of the hottest fields in medical research. In particular, it has generated tremendous excitement among physicians, patients, investors and journalists. So how can news media and the general public prevent hope [...]
Movies are awesome. Watching a movie in a theater makes them awesome-er. Sadly, most people are skipping movie theaters and just watching films online instead. Sean Parker, the co-founder of Napster, even wants to bring the latest blockbusters to your living room as soon as they’re released. Show More Summary
Industry members weigh in on the merits of Sean Parker's plans for an innovative VOD service.
The buzz around Sean Parker’s startup Screening Room, in which customers pay $50 to stream movies still available in theaters, has died down of late, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t going on behind closed doors. In a piece in Deadline...Show More Summary
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 people discovered online music piracy for the first time. Parker later became the first...Show More Summary
It takes some serious engineering magic to build low-latency group mobile video chat and simultaneous content viewing. That’s why Sean Parker’s recently relaunched video chat room app Airtime acquired vLine, which offered video chat infrastructure to SaaS companies. Show More Summary
“You think you know me, don’t you?” Sean Parker asks Eduardo Saverin towards the end of The Social Network. (...)
Proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in California appears headed to the ballot
A coalition opposed to legalizing recreational use of marijuana in California is launching a campaign against a proposed November ballot measure. A coalition that includes former Facebook president Sean Parker and backed by Lt. Gov.Show More Summary
The debate over Sean Parker's Screening Room startup, which would let people stream movies still playing in theaters from home, rages on. But the rich and famous have been doing exactly that for years now. Prima Cinema provides its customers...Show More Summary
Top new iOS apps of April 2016 include Heuristic Shakespeare and BBC iPlayer Kids, while top games include Warbits and Disney’s Crossy Road From Shakespeare to Angry Birds, via CBeebies, Sean Parker, Disney and The Walking Dead. It’s been an interesting month for iPhone and iPad owners, with a range of new App Store releases to try. Show More Summary
A measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use in California appears headed for the Nov. 8 ballot. A coalition that includes former Facebook President Sean Parker on Tuesday said it has collected 600,000 signatures, more than enough to qualify the initiative. Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom...
What happens when you are rich and famous and want to see the latest movies, but don’t want the hassle of going to the multiplex? You call Prima Cinema. As the debate over Sean Parker’s plan that would allow you to stream first-run theatrical...Show More Summary
The film business is fighting Sean Parker’s Screening Room. The book business is fighting Amazon’s Kindle. And the music business is sitting in the present, the most up-to-date media vertical extant. And yet people still complain. Do...Show More Summary
Unlike the earlier desktop version built for one-to-one video chat, the service now lets users text and video chat in groups of up to 250 people.
The guy who helped make Facebook into a giant says friends need a better place online. His solution: a revamped video-based social network called Airtime.
The app was created to allow users to experience content together, as they might in the real world.
Airtime, the service that let you converse with random other users, is back — as a video chat room. Originally, Airtime wanted to capture the magic that brought its two founders — Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning — together to form Napster. Show More Summary