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Who’s Your Daddy? Debate Fires Up Again Over Father Of The Internet
2012-07-24 10:39:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One presidential quip and a Wall Street Journal column later, the Internet has once more become aware of its bastardization, left to wander this world fatherless and alone. Gordon Crovitz reopened the wound this weekend, calling into question President Obama´s quote, "The Internet didn't get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all companies could make money off the Internet." As the...

2012-06-15 14:20:23

Michelle Haywood of Bluedog Design, LLC; Alison Gutterman of Jelmar, LLC; Kathy Xuan of Parc Corporation; Mike Rohan of All Trust Home Care, Inc.; and Robert Rakstang of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University. CHICAGO, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, June 14 at the Union League Club of Chicago, the U.S. Small Business Administration honored five outstanding individuals for their contributions to the Small Businesses Community...

2012-03-21 06:28:04

Xerox chief scientist Jacob Goldman and founders of VentureTech Network will be honored at upcoming CompTIA Annual Member Meeting DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A scientist who championed many of the technological breakthroughs at the core of modern computing and a group of technology business owners whose advocacy on behalf of small business helped build today's information technology (IT) industry channel are the newest members of the IT Hall of Fame....

2012-02-08 22:00:00

ThinFilm Electronics, PARC, Western Michigan University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology Receive Honors in Innovation, R&D, and Technology Leadership in Education PHOENIX and SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FlexTech Alliance today announced the recipients of the 2012 FLEXI Awards. FLEXI nominations are open to all organizations involved with the flexible, printed electronics and displays industry. The awards celebrate and recognize people,...

2012-01-04 12:44:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- David Liddle has been elected to SRI International's Board of Directors. Liddle joins a prestigious and active board, with representatives from the nonprofit and commercial sectors focused on advancing SRI's vision to be the premier independent source of high-value innovations and solutions. Liddle is also a partner at U.S. Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, where he focuses primarily on mobile and wireless...

2011-09-06 10:05:00

WITI announces honorees of the 16th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards taking place on October 3, 2011 during the Women Powering Technology Summit at the DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel in San Jose, California. The WITI Hall of Fame Awards, sponsored by the Women in Technology Foundation, is considered one of the most prestigious honors for women in science and technology. This year's WITI Hall of Fame honorees Include Alicia Abella, Ph.D.; Ms. Evelyn Berezin; Diane Pozefsky, Ph.D.; Sophie...

2011-05-23 00:00:27

Parc at Duluth general manager Jan Robbs received a discount email for biplane flights at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport and remembered that Mr. Sanger dreamed of one day flying again. (PRWEB) May 22, 2011 Parc at Duluth resident and WWII airman Harry Sanger relived his airborne dream last week as he flew in an open-air cockpit replica biplane out of Atlanta's Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. Mr. Sanger climbed to 2,000 feet as his friends and fellow residents of the Gwinnett-area retirement community...

2010-04-12 09:51:00

TAYLOR, Mich., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), today named Charles L. Jones Chief Design Officer, effective May 3. An internationally recognized leader in the field of design and innovation, Mr. Jones will be responsible for the global leadership of design strategies across Masco's business units. "Chuck has a proven history of combining design and innovation to reach customers," said Donald DeMarie, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer....

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2010-03-10 06:35:00

A Microsoft Corp. researcher won one of technology's most coveted prizes on Tuesday after he designed and built what is widely considered the first modern personal computer. The $250,000 Turing Award went to Charles Thacker, who led the hardware development at Xerox Corp.'s famous Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, in the 1970s.  He took part in developing innovative display and other technologies there that helped inspire future generations of computers. Thacker also co-invented the...

2010-03-09 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery today named Charles P. Thacker the winner of the 2009 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his pioneering design and realization of the Alto, the first modern personal computer, and the prototype for networked personal computers. Thacker's design, which he built while at Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), reflected a new vision of a self-sufficient, networked computer on every desk, equipped with innovations that are...