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Sean Parker

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 7- A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 20- Shortly after moving to Silicon Valley in 2004, the young Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pulled a prank on Sequoia Capital by making an investment pitch in his pajamas. The discussion never got serious and Sequoia never invested in Facebook.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 20- Shortly after moving to Silicon Valley in 2004, the young Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pulled a prank on Sequoia Capital by making an investment pitch in his pajamas. The discussion never got serious, and Sequoia never invested in Facebook.

  • STOCKHOLM, Feb 17- Online music streaming service Spotify is recruiting a U.S. financial reporting specialist, adding to speculation that the Swedish start-up is preparing for a share listing, which one banker said could value the firm at as much as $8 billion.

  • Sean Parker's Wedding Just Got Even More Expensive Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Founder of Napster Sean Parker (L) and fiance Alexandra Lenas attend the World Premiere of 'Downloaded' during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.

    Sean Parker agrees to pay $2.5 million for conservation programs for building a movie-set-like wedding site in an ecologically sensitive area of Big Sur without proper permits.

  • Sean Parker's Medieval-Themed Wedding     Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:52 PM ET

    Dell is saying proposals from both Blackstone and Carl Icahn are risky, and Napster creator & Facebook co-founder Sean Parker is preparing for a medieval-themed wedding. CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney, discuss.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- One morning in April, Ron Conway, the billionaire technology investor, sat in a conference room on the second floor of San Francisco's City Hall with about 50 representatives from the city's business community.