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Friendster: Part 1 (Season 5, Episode 2)

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?

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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.

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