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One Step Closer to Internet for Everyone

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Internet service that’s truly accessible everywhere is one step closer to becoming a reality as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has, for the first time, given a company permission to build a next-generation satellite Internet service that promises to be both ultra-fast and affordable. ...

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A Search for the Zombie Websites of 1995

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Some of the Internet’s early hot spots have not aged well.  There are now more than a billion sites and counting on the web. By comparison, in 1995, the year that saw the launch of both Amazon and AltaVista, there were just 23,500.  Before launching its own website, The New York Times published a “...

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Celebrating the Contributions of Robert Taylor

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The tech community is mourning the loss of a pioneer who, despite leaving his fingerprints everywhere, is rarely mentioned in the history books.  Robert Taylor died last month at his home in Woodside, California, last month at age 85 due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.  Taylor’s...

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Vint Cerf's Mission to Get the World Online

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Vint Cerf has a few titles under his belt. Currently Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, Cerf is also considered “father of the Internet.” Along with Bob Kahn, Cerf helped develop Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, or...

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Tim Berners-Lee: Three Things We Need to Do to Save the Web

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One of the Web’s original founders is concerned about the direction his creation is taking. Twenty-eight years ago this month, British computer scientist and Internet Hall of Fame inductee Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for what is now the World Wide Web. In a column published recently...

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Crowdfunding for Innovation in Nepal

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A Kickstarter-style campaign may be the key to advancing Nepal’s scientific community. After waiting more than three years for government assistance, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Mahabir Pun turned to the public to help make his dream of a National Innovation Center a reality. Since the campaign’...

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Ida Holz: The Uruguayan of the Internet

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For one South American country, Internet access would be just a dream without the contributions of one woman. One of the first women to study computer science at Uruguay's University of the Republic, Ida Holz graduated almost 20 years before the country had widespread Internet access. Despite being...

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The Irish Times Talks to Brewster Kahle as the Wayback Machine Turns 20

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Despite the average web page only lasting 100 days before being deleted or edited, international efforts are underway to preserve the Internet in all its ethereal glory. Inductee and pioneer in artificial intelligence and supercomputing,...

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Dr. Tan Tin Wee Talks to OpenGov About Building an Inclusive Internet

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Able to read a webpage in Korean? You can thank Dr. Tan Tin Wee. A 2012 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame, Dr. Tan introduced the Internet to Singapore, led its first ISP and launched the country’s first...

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Quartz: The Internet Has Been Quietly Rewired, and Video Is the Reason Why

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The growing demand for streaming video has shifted the structure of the Internet and created an added hurdle for rural service providers in the process, according to a recent article in Quartz.com.   Video now accounts for an estimated 70 percent of all Internet traffic, with more than 800,000...

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