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Niklas Zennström

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Niklas Zennström (ˈnɪ̌kːlas ˈsɛ̂nːstrœm; born 16 February 1966) is a Swedish entrepreneur and technology investor. Zennström is also the co-founder of the charity organization Zennström Philanthropies. Education Zennström has dual degrees in Business Administration (BSc) and Engineering Physics (MSc) from Uppsala University. He spent his final year of schooling at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US. Career Zennström started his professional career in 1991 at the European telecom operator Tele2. He went on to serve in various business development roles including launching and being responsible for the European Internet Service Provider business get2net and as CEO of the everyday.com portal. In 2000, Zennström and Janus Friis co-founded KaZaA, a application. In 2003, with Zennström serving as CEO, the program became the world's most downloaded Internet software. After facing lawsuits filed by members of the United States' music and motion picture industry, Ka
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