The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet's Rise

The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet's Rise

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In 1994, visionary entrepreneur Gary Kremen used a $2,500 loan to create the first online dating service, Match.com. Only 5 percent of Americans were using the internet at the time, and even fewer were looking online for love. He quickly bought the Sex.com domain too, betting the combination of love and sex would help propel the internet into the mainstream.

Imagine Kremen’s surprise when he learned that someone named Stephen Michael Cohen had stolen the rights to Sex.com and was already making millions that Kremen would never see. Thus follows the wild true story of Kremen’s and Cohen’s decade-long battle for control. In The Players Ball, author and journalist David Kushner provides a front seat to these must-read Wild West years online, when innovators and outlaws battled for power and money.

This cat-and-mouse game between a genius and a con man changed the way people connect forever, and is key to understanding the rise and future of the online world.
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ISBN: 9781501122149

Published Date: April 9, 2019

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

Page Count: 256

Size: 8.72" l x 5.74" w x 1.06" h