David Karp is in the midst of a rite of passage that seems universal for the young tycoons of the Internet’s social era: He’s buying himself a proper swank pad. And like Mark Zuckerberg‘s luxe but dowdy $6 million manse in Palo Alto and Sean Parker‘s Greenwich Village carriage house-cum-party palace, Karp’s choice says a lot about him–and Tumblr, the blogging platform he founded nearly six years ago. The 1,700-square-foot, $1.6 million loft, which he’s currently remodeling, is quite modest for a 26-year-old whose net worth, on paper, exceeds $200 million. http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2013/01/02/tumblr-david-karps-800-million-art-project/
James F. Booth
For more than 25 years, James Booth has provided consulting and legal services to telecommunications carriers and to enterprise companies that manage their own telecommunications networks. Since June of 2009 he has also served as General Counsel of Spread Networks, LLC, which is the industry leader in the construction and operation of low latency high speed networks. Before joining Spread he was General Counsel for OnFiber Communications, a competitive telecommunications provider, and was the sole attorney for Qwest Communications International in support of its construction of an 18,800 mile fiber optic network spanning the United States. Earlier he was lead counsel for U S WEST in its wireless and cable television ventures in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.