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I Was Today Years Old When I Learned That Napster Still Exists

Napster, the file-sharing business that devastated the music industry [citation required] at the turn of the century, has been sold to UK technology company MelodyVR in a $70 million deal.

The acquisition from US company RealNetworks is the latest attempt to transform the famous tech boom brand, which was cofounded in 1999 by digital pioneer Sean Parker, who went on to be an early Facebook investor.

Having found fame as a website that allowed millions of people to share music illegally over the internet, Napster was shut down in 2001 before being resurrected as a streaming platform.


Huh, I was also today years old when I learned that Real is still a thing.

This is from 2001
Gif: Futurama

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