Technology >> CEO Interviews >> November 20, 2000

Peter Friedman – Talk City Inc (tcty)

Peter Friedman founded Talk City, Inc. in April 1996 and serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board. In these roles, he both sets the vision of the company and directs its overall operations. Mr. Friedman is one of the few Internet executives to have launched and managed multiple on- line services on a global scale. His background is an unusual mix of creative, business, entrepreneurial and large company, but it has always focused on bringing people together in collaborative roles. Prior to founding Talk City, Inc., Mr. Friedman was the Vice President and General Manager of Apple Computer's Internet/on-line services business unit. He oversaw the creation, launch, and growth of Apple's on-line services, such as AppleLink, an online based marketing and customer support services system and eWorld, a consumer service based on AOL technology and Internet services such as Salon and Youth Central. During his 12-year tenure at Apple, Mr. Friedman's responsibilities also included strategy development for the complex systems market group, managing Business Systems Marketing, and product line management in Apple's Macintosh division. Mr. Friedman holds a Bachelor's degree in American History from Brown University, and a Masters in Business Administration from The Harvard Business School Profile
TWST: Could we start by your giving us a brief overview of Talk, Inc.?

Mr. Friedman: Talk City is an Internet company in the business of online

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