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A History of the Internet Era from Netscape to the iPad
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Internet History Podcast Brian McCullough

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 32 Ratings

A History of the Internet Era from Netscape to the iPad
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    203. Shirish Nadkarni On Microsoft, Hotmail, MSN and Blackberry Internet Email

    203. Shirish Nadkarni On Microsoft, Hotmail, MSN and Blackberry Internet Email

    Serial entrepreneur Shirish Nadkarni came to the U.S. as a teenager with $25 in his pocket. After graduating from Harvard Business School, he worked at Microsoft where he engineered the $400 million acquisition of Hotmail and launched MSN.com, the world’s leading web portal.
    Striking out on his own in 1999 at the height of the dot-com boom, he founded TeamOn Systems, an early pioneer of mobile email that was later acquired by BlackBerry before becoming BlackBerry Internet Email servicing over 50 million users at its peak.
    His great new book is: From Startup to Exit: An Insider's Guide to Launching and Scaling Your Tech Business

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    (Feed Drop) Command Line Heroes

    (Feed Drop) Command Line Heroes

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    202. The del.icio.us Story With Joshua Schachter

    202. The del.icio.us Story With Joshua Schachter

    Joshua Schachter, founder of del.icio.us, is someone I’ve wanted to talk to from the very first day of this podcast. As we’ll discuss, del.icio.us was such a standard bearer of the web 2.0 era. Of user generated content. Of sharing long before Facebook or Twitter or any of that. If my email chain is to be believed, this episode has been four years in the making, and I’m glad Josh and I found the time to do this episode and bring the podcast back.
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    201. The History of Audible With Angelika Fuellemann

    201. The History of Audible With Angelika Fuellemann

    Angelika Fuellemann is a designer who worked early on with BookSense.com, then got hired by Audible early on, so this is the early story of Audible. It’s funny… audio, streaming music, podcasts, audiobooks, it seems so obvious now, but it really is funny to look back and think about how off the wall this seamed before the smartphone. You mean books on tape will be a thing? 
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    200. Professional Blogging Pioneer Josh Marshall

    200. Professional Blogging Pioneer Josh Marshall

    Josh Marshall is one of the key people who brought blogging into the realm of serious, award winning and respectable journalism. The story of his blog/publication, Talking Points Memo, or TPM is the story of blogging becoming legit and serious, but also the story of modern media over the last 20 years of digital disruption.
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    199. Is Tech Making Us- Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid?

    199. Is Tech Making Us- Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid?

    Is technology really rotting our brains, destroying our society... or is that what everyone has always worried about with every technological advance, going back to tv, or telephones, or even writing letters? The new book, Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid: Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter tries to look at this question from a historical perspective. Is it really different this time? But more importantly... to what degree has technological change impacted how we think of things, and vice-versa.
    My thanks to the authors, Luke Fernandez and Susan J. Matt.

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

mba4rent ,

Great insight from the insiders

I started working on the WWW, creating websites writing raw HTML, in 1994 and lived through lots of what Brian and his guests talk about. They are bringing up lots of memories.
While the focus of the Internet/WWW was around Silicon Valley, lots of developments happened elsewhere on the world. I’m up to episode 69 and am yet to find any substantive mention of the web, or any web firms, outside the USA. Perhaps this will be a feature in the more recent episodes.

Alexkink ,

A gem

What an awesome podcast. Great listen for those who were on the web when it started as well as for those who want to get a better understanding how we got to where we are now - internet wise.

Reviewer7625 ,

Mandatory curriculum

Thank you!

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