W00w00

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w00w00 is a computer security think tank founded in 1996 and still active until the early 2000s.[1][2][unreliable source?] Although this group was not well known outside Information security circles, its participants have spawned more than a dozen IT companies. The two most famous examples are WhatsApp, the messaging service, and Napster, the pioneering file-sharing company.[3][4]

Participants[edit]

The official website, explicitly states "there are no 'members'" only participants, which at one point included 30+ active participants and spanned 12 countries on five continents.[1][3][5]

The following is a list of some of w00w00's notable participants:[citation needed]


Notable companies[edit]

A number of well known companies have been established by its participants.[1][3][6][4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Inside The Billion-Dollar Hacker Club". TechCrunch. 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  2. ^ "Interview with Matt Conover (Shok), w00w00 Hacker". Help Net Security. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  3. ^ a b c "Elite security posse fostered founders of WhatsApp, Napster". Reuters. 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2014-03-07. 
  4. ^ a b "The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby". Forbes. 2014-02-19. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Manden der fik os til at tro, at musik skulle være gratis". Politiken. 2009-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  6. ^ "A file-trading ship of fools". Salon. 2003-04-22. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 

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