A great look back at Napster's history

Today we hear that EMI is going to sell DRM-free music over the iTunes Store. I haven't studied the fine print yet, but it's clearly a big deal no matter how it reads. Here's an interesting look back at Napster who in a way started it all. Check out this post from Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:

Shawn Fanning created Napster in his dorm room at Northeastern. It was the fastest-growing application in the history of the Internet. We changed the world but failed to achieve business success. Here is a glimpse into the inside story of Napster, and at the end, some lessons learned for entrepreneurs.

(from: How Napster changed the world - A look back 7 years later)



 

Posted on April 2, 2007 and filed under Life.