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  • Buzz begins for possible Oscar bid for Oprah Winfrey in 'Butler'

    Buzz begins for possible Oscar bid for Oprah Winfrey in 'Butler'
    Oprah. Oscar. Oscar. Oprah. Yes, it might be a bit early to riff on David Letterman's ill-fated, Uma-Oprah 1995 Academy Awards monologue bit. Then again, with Winfrey's movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" sitting atop the box office for a second week with a...
  • Clive Davis talks Whitney Houston album, pre-Grammy party and more

    Clive Davis talks Whitney Houston album, pre-Grammy party and more
    Clive Davis typically has many irons in many fires. So even though he's holed up in an elegant Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow he's had at his disposal "forever" — fielding phone calls, e-mails and, yes, even faxes while organizing the annual pre-...
  • Billionaire Sean Parker calls Big Sur wedding flap 'agonizing'

    Billionaire Sean Parker calls Big Sur wedding flap 'agonizing'
    MENLO PARK, Calif. — In their first joint interview since their multimillion-dollar Big Sur wedding drew controversy and a $2.5-million Coastal Commission fine, billionaire Napster founder Sean Parker and his newlywed wife, Alexandra Lenas, said...
  • Steal his movie and Simon Klose will thank you

    Steal his movie and Simon Klose will thank you
    AUSTIN, Texas — Simon Klose would like you to steal his movie. Stream it, download it, share it with someone in Croatia or Brazil and remix it with videos of kittens playing patty-cake, if that's your kind of thing. Klose, 37, is the director of...
  • Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes

    Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes
    Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the U.N. calls "one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced". Electronic cigarettes are the future,...
  • Review: 'Downloaded' captures Napster's trailblazing role in the digital revolution

    Review: 'Downloaded' captures Napster's trailblazing role in the digital revolution
    Alex Winter's documentary "Downloaded" charts the rise and fall of Napster, the upstart file-sharing music-community hub that made founders Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker into either Information Age heroes or criminal masterminds, depending on how you...
  • The sharps and flats of the music business

    The sharps and flats of the music business
    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the day I quit my software job. There was nothing wrong with my job; it was rewarding and I liked it, but "information architect" was not my calling. I didn't want to sit at a computer all day. I wanted to make...
  • Music streaming service Rhapsody lays off 15% of staff

    Music streaming service Rhapsody lays off 15% of staff
    Streaming music pioneer Rhapsody, one of the first digital music companies to offer access to songs through monthly subscriptions, has cut its staff by 15%. Also, its president, Jon Irwin, is stepping down and will continue as a strategic advisor. ...
  • Facebook mogul Sean Parker's wedding not 'liked' by officials?

    Facebook mogul Sean Parker's wedding not 'liked' by officials?
    You can buy a lot of things when you’re the founder of Napster and former president of Facebook, but a free pass from the California Coastal Commission apparently isn’t one of them. The extravagant wedding Facebook billionaire and tech mogul...
  • Sean Parker dinged $2.5 million for unpermitted wedding project

    Sean Parker dinged $2.5 million for unpermitted wedding project
    Billionaire Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder and early Facebook employee, has agreed to pay a $2.5-million penalty for the unpermitted development of an elaborate wedding stage in a coastal redwood forest. Parker married singer-songwriter Alexandra...
  • Incumbent Rep. Mike Honda far behind challenger in fundraising race

    A former member of the Obama administration who is challenging incumbent congressman and fellow Democrat Mike Honda reported Wednesday having nearly $1.8 million in cash for the 2014 race -- more than four times as much as Honda in a Silicon Valley...