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Alan Emtage on the Good and Bad of Internet Use

June 14, 2018

The developer of the Internet’s first widely used search engine says he sees the Internet’s rapid development as a mixed bag. 

A native of Barbados, Alan Emtage launched Archie in 1990 while working on a post-graduate degree at Montreal’s McGill University. Derived from “archive,” the site was basically a database of web file names that could be matched with a user’s query.

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IoT Concerns Bring Eric Allman Out of Retirement

October 27, 2017

In 2012, after leaving his company, Sendmail Inc., Eric Allman was supposed to retire.

But after “a career of telling people to get out of my office so I could get my work done, I got lonely,” he said.

So he started hanging around UC Berkeley again, going to seminars and research meetings.

“At some point they said, ‘you know, we should put you on the payroll,’” Allman said.

So he is now, at least technically part-time, working on data storage and security for the Internet of Things, among other things.

Internet Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

Visionaries Who Helped Shape the Internet Take Their Place in the Internet Hall of Fame 

2017 inductees responsible for significant improvements in connectivity, key technical contributions and advancements that promoted the Internet’s use

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Induruwa Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

August 10, 2017

This June, Abhaya Induruwa was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for “exceptional contributions in the digital arena” at the first Sri Lanka Telecom Zero One Awards ceremony. Induruwa was inducted to the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 as a 'Global Connector' and continues to work as a leader in the international community as head of th

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Watch the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame!

August 1, 2017

Since 2012, the Internet Hall of Fame has made it its mission to find and celebrate the people who have brought the global Internet to life, and this Monday, September 18, it will reveal the names of the 2017 inductee class. The ceremony will be held at 5:30 pm PDT at the University of California Los Angeles, and you can register now to watch it live! 

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One Step Closer to Internet for Everyone

July 28, 2017

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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Internet-Based Apps for Sri Lanka’s Greater Good

July 18, 2017

Gihan Dias is an active member of Sri Lanka’s Internet Society, but he has turned his focus away from building networks to developing Internet-based applications to advance his country.

The first app, he told the Internet Hall of Fame, involves using technology to help the government meet its requirement to communicate with a population that speaks different languages.