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KaZaA History: Year 1

Who are the founders of KaZaA?

KaZaA was founded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis.

When did the first design and development efforts start at KaZaA?

KaZaA started its first design and development efforts in January 2000.

When was the first domain name purchased at KaZaA?

KaZaA purchased its first domain name, www.kazaa.com in June 2000.

When did KaZaA launch commercially?

KaZaA launched in private beta in August 2000 and in open beta in September 2000.

When did KaZaA launch commercially?

KaZaA launched in private beta in August 2000 and in open beta in September 2000.

When was KaZaA acquired?

KaZaA was acquired by Sharman Networks in November 2002.

Where was KaZaA headquartered?

KaZaA was headquartered first in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and later in Sydney (Australia).

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What happened during the year 1 of KaZaA?

Backstory

Month 1

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Month 12

What was the version 1 of KaZaA like?

AUG 2000

What are some of the pre-sale stats for KaZaA?

2000 to 2002

What are some of the extra materials about KaZaA?

2008 MAR Conversation with Janus Friis