The players ball : a genius, a con man, and the secret history of the Internet's rise / David Kushner
- Kushner, David, 1968-
- New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2020.
- First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
- Physical Description:
- 256 pages ; 22 cm
- 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.
- 9781501122156 trade paperback and 1501122150 trade paperback
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