Shawn Fanning's Snocap purchased by music startup Imeem

Snocap, the company started by Napster creator Shawn Fanning, has been acquired by social network Imeem. What the fate of Fanning's sophomore effort proves: There may be second acts in the Valley, but they're usually not any good. Imeem had been using Snocap's digital registry to identify uploaded music for over a year. It also reunites a number of original Napster employees, like Snocap COO Ali Aydar who will be the new VP of operations at Imeem. Snocap had been rumored to be for sale for some time after slashing jobs. The 15 remaining employees will be absorbed into Imeem's growing San Francisco office — which added the staff from earlier this year.