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Female Internet Hall of Famers Share Key Obstacles for Women in STEM

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In nearly every country in the world, technology plays a major role. Yet, even though women make up half the global population, they make up only a fraction of technology college graduates and the technology workforce. And, there’s a disturbing trend in some regions of the world where the number of...

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Paul Vixie, Internet Sheriff

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Internet Hall of Famer Paul Vixie has a startling take on the people who created the Internet: They were “just a bunch of young rebels who didn’t like the phone company monopoly. They thought they could come up with a better way to communicate – and have fun doing it. For most of us, the Internet...

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Preserving the Internet’s “Freewheeling Spirit”

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Dai Davies brought Internet connectivity to the academic and research communities of Europe and then to other regions of the world, and continues doing so today. In fact, throughout his entire career he has been expanding networks worldwide, connecting people and encouraging what he calls the...

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First ICANN President Reflects on Early Industry Collaborations

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Internet Hall of Famer Michael Roberts must be feeling a great deal of satisfaction these days. In his induction speech, he said he has an appreciation for team-building. Well, looking back on his career – not that he’s inclined to look back, but he was asked to do so during a recent conversation...

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Fastest Internet Connection? No Contest, Says Father of DSL

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Gear heads often turn their noses up at DSL. After all, DSL data speeds are often a fraction of those offered by cable broadband suppliers. Plus, DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is delivered not over coax, but over old-fashioned copper phone lines. How quaint! But a seemingly low-bandwidth DSL...

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Erik Huizer: A Passion That Will Stay “Till They Carry Me Away”

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Erik Huizer’s passion for engineering started early. “As a child, I was taking apart appliances in my mother’s kitchen,” he says. “I always wanted to see how things were made.” That passion never left him. In 1983, while earning his PhD in solid-state physics, he needed to automate his data. So, he...

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How MP3 Got Its Groove

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Pandora. Spotify. Rhapsody. Slacker. Beats Music. iTunes Radio. Google Music. These are just a few of the streaming music services beginning to dominate how we groove to our tunes. According to Nielsen, music streaming is up 42 percent during the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period...

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A “110% Risk” Yields a Lasting Return for Girls and Women in Africa

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African women face the same challenges confronting women everywhere: cultural attitudes that men can do “tech stuff” better, that motherhood distracts them from focusing on their work, that they are somehow not suited for careers in technology, math, science or engineering....

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Scaling a Mount Everest of Challenges, Mahabir Pun Connects Rural Nepal to the World

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In the 1990s in Nangi village, Nepal, if you wanted to send a small message to another village, you had to walk for several hours because there was no modern communication system. If you wanted to buy a cow or buffalo, you had to hike for several hours over mountainous and rocky terrain to ask the...

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Our Online Safety is Protected by One “Stubborn Lady”

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At the Internet Hall of Fame induction ceremony in August 2013, Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder described herself as a “very, very stubborn lady,” and indeed it was stubbornness (others would call it persistence) that she believes facilitated her Hall of Fame accomplishment: guiding the implementation...

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