Former Napster Exec Joins Interactive One

David Wolfe joins Interactive One, LLCInteractive One -- the digital division of African-American-focused multimedia company Radio One -- has named former Napster executive David Wolfe as its new chief product and operating officer.

In his new position, Wolfe is tasked with driving the direction and strategy for Interactive One's network of sites and brands, while spearheading a multi-platform play in partnership with Interactive One's parent company, Radio One.

In a word, Wolfe's mission is one of growth. "We intend on continuing the tradition of creating innovative Web products that both add value to existing users and strongly attract new users," said Wolfe.

Wolfe will manage a staff of approximately 50 people and will report to Interactive One President, Thomas Newman.

He will also be charged with further developing Interactive One's media sites and advertising platform, and he will lead the conversion of Radio One's 52 station sites to create a more consistent online presence across Radio One's multimedia operations.

Many of the responsibilities that fall under this new position were previously handled by Ben Sun, the founder of Community Connect, the parent company of and other niche social networking sites.

Sun will continue to serve as a strategic advisor to the company, according to a company spokesman.

At Napster, Wolfe served as the chief technology officer, as well as a senior vice president. Prior to Napster, Wolfe served as's president of product and technology for five years.

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