StartUp

A show about what it’s really like to start a business

Season 7 launches April 27.

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Friendster 1: The Rise

April 21, 2017

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Show Notes


The Story In 2003, Jonathan Abrams was sitting atop one of the hottest new companies in Silicon Valley. He and his website were at the forefront of an industry that would eventually be worth more than $400 billion. So, what went wrong? Ask Alex Got a question for Alex Blumberg? Leave us a message at 812-641-1231, and your question could end up on the show. The Facts Andrew Dunn and Ian Scott mixed the episode. Mark Phillips wrote and performed our theme song. Build Buildings wrote and performed our special ad music. Additional music by Takstar, Jupyter, Tyler Strickland and the band Hot Moms Dot Gov. Our Sponsors


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