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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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AFK Insider: 12 Things You Didn't Know About Nii Quaynor

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African publication AFK Insider recently sat down with Africa’s ‘Father of the Internet,’ Nii Quaynor, to find out what we might not yet know about the 2013 Internet Hall of Fame inductee, and discovered 12 things that shed new light on his life and work. Most notably, the publication reports that...

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Guardian Podcast Series Explores UN Resolution Declaring Internet a Basic Human Right

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The Guardian’s ‘Chips with Everything’ podcast has launched a four-part series that explores the United Nation’s July resolution that considers Internet access to be a basic human right. The issue has been debated in the UN General Assembly going back as far as 2009, and finally passed last month...

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The Building of a 'Permanent Web'

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Vint Cerf has been raising the alarm on a coming ‘digital dark ages’ for a while, and he now tells Wired in a recent interview that he and some of his fellow Internet pioneers are “...

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Wikipedia Co-founder Jimmy Wales Tells Vice Why We Need a Free Internet

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The editor-in-chief of Vice Impact, Katherine Keating, recently sat down with Internet Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Wales to talk about the role of civil society in "holding governments accountable for their actions and promoting individual liberties."  In a compelling Q&A, Keating asks Wales if...

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113,000 Miles of Cable Power the U.S. Internet

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A map created by University of Wisconsin computer science professor Paul Barford, in conjunction with colleagues from the University of Wisconsin, Colgate University and network security firm Niksun, is the first of its kind to show all the long-distance fiber-optic cables that carry Internet data...

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