At left, Sean Parker, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Deb Fischer and David Kirkpatrick. (Photo by Rebecca Greenfield) By Adrienne Jane Burke Tech policy development may help strange bedfellows get better acquainted. At Techonomy Policy 2015Show More Summary
At left, Sean Parker, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Deb Fischer, and David Kirkpatrick. (Photo by Rebecca Greenfield) By Adrienne Jane Burke Tech policy development may help strange bedfellows get better acquainted. At Techonomy Policy 2015...Show More Summary
Former Facebook President and Napster cofounder Sean Parker is making a convincing case for why “hackers” like him just might hold the key to addressing some of the world’s biggest problems. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Saturday,...Show More Summary
With the pending launch of Apple Music, there is no shortage of "Spotify Killer" headlines. But there is room for more than one streaming music service, argues Napster co-founder and Spotify board member Sean Parker. ____________________________ It's been 15 years since Sean Parker turned the music industry upside down with...
Today’s young Internet barons should use the talents that made them rich to transform the world of giving.
By Adrienne Jane Burke Tech policy development may help strange bedfellows get better acquainted. At Techonomy Policy 2015 in Washington last week, tech billionaire Sean Parker joined Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer, a Republican cattle rancher, and New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, a vegan Democrat, for a conversation with Techonomy CEO David [...]
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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 being taken by former Facebook President Sean Parker with his newly announced foundation. That’s...Show More Summary
"I take a very venture-like perspective in my philanthropy–I don’t just write a check to go to the cocktail party." Sean Parker told me that last December. He'd just given $24 million to Stanford University School of Medicine to create a new research center, the Sean N. Parker Center for [...]
Sean Parker, cofounder of Napster and former president of Facebook, has announced a gift of $600 million to launch the Parker Foundation. The foundation will focus on funding programs in three main categories: life sciences, global public health, and civic engagement. Show More Summary
In the Social Network, Justin Timberlake portrays former Facebook president Sean Parker as a cocky opportunist. Parker sits down with Global News Anchor Katie Couric to reflect on who the real Sean Parker is, and how he has changed since he made billions in Silicon Valley.
Katie Couric, Yahoo’s global news anchor, sat down with Parker to discuss his newfound commitment to philanthropy, the “unintended consequences” of technology, and how “The Social Network ” got him all wrong.
At just 35, Sean Parker has become public enemy number-one to the music industry with his music-sharing site, Napster, and made billions as the first president of Facebook. Today the serial entrepreneur is shifting his focus and personal wealth to philanthropy by establishing The Parker Foundation. Show More Summary
At just 35, Sean Parker has been public enemy No. 1 to the music industry and one of the first “friends” of Facebook, and he’s made billions along the way. In 1999, he co-founded Napster, a music-sharing site that attracted millions of users — and enough lawsuits from record labels to shut it down. Show More Summary
Tech entrepreneur Sean Parker is best known for cofounding Napster, serving as an early president of Facebook, and being immortalized on film in "The Social Network." Now, the billionaire is devoting much of his time and money to philanthropy. Show More Summary
Mr. Parker, with his $600 million charitable foundation, argues that his aim is to swing for the fences on issues that he thinks can be solved.
If you love to publicly discuss politics, then you'll love Sean Parker's new app, Brigade. Brigade is an app that’s geared toward giving people an outlet to discuss, debate, and examine politics.
Sean Parker, Reed Hoffman, Steve Case and other famous Web entrepreneurs star in something that might make you think.
This week, we learned that Facebook now cares about how long we linger on News Feed posts, Sean Parker’s new political discourse app, and got introduced to Microsoft’s new Xbox One controller. These are the tech stories you don’t want to miss this week. Read More
The Brigade app is still in the beta testing stage, but it will eventually offer a simple way to take political stances online. Sean Parker, the guy who changed the music industry when he co-founded Napster as a teenager, has announced the development of Brigade. Parker has a long-held ambition to change American democracy, and […]