Internet History Podcast

A history of the Internet Era from Netscape to the iPad. Oral histories from the people that made the technology happen. "Chapter" episodes providing background on the history of the companies.

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      (Ch. 7.5) The Story of craigslist


      SUMMARY: The history of Craig Newmark, craigslist and other odds and ends that didn’t make the book!


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      Part 2 With John McCrea


      Simple enough: Part 2 with John McCrea. More on SGI, more on doing battle with Microsoft in the 90s. And... interesting stuff on VR and the future...


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      On Silicon Graphics with John McCrea (Pt. 1)


      John McCrea is a Zelig-like personality who pops up in so many of the narratives we've already covered: Apple. Netscape. Doing battle with Microsoft. This is part one, mostly about Silicon Graphics, a company I had been thinking about...


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       2018-09-17  1h11m
       
       

      On Google's 20th Birthday - The History of Google


      On Google's 20th Birthday (September 4th) a re-cutting and re-airing of my comprehensive history of Google, from it's inception through its IPO. Happy Birthday, Google!


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       2018-09-02  1h35m
       
       

      177. NandO.net with Fraser Van Asch


      Nando.net was not only a very early experiment in bringing journalism to the web, it was also one of those local ISP's that flowered in the era of the early 1990s. Fraser Von Asch was not only one of the key players at The News & Observer (thus,...


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       2018-08-19  37m
       
       

      The Epic Fail of Digg V.4 With Will Larson


      This story has gone down in Silicon Valley lore as the ultimate cautionary tale. Digg was the earliest high flying startup in early social media. But then, other startups like Facebook and Twitter started to steal the limelight. So Digg tried to keep up by launching the infamous Digg version 4. And… it’s a disaster. Users hate it. So much so, that many people feel that the reason Reddit is Reddit today is because the Digg community fled there en-masse. Digg Version 4 has become a much cited h...


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       2018-08-06  49m
       
       

      176. The Epic Fail of Digg V.4 With Will Larson


      This story has gone down in Silicon Valley lore as the ultimate cautionary tale. Digg was the earliest high flying startup in early social media. But then, other startups like Facebook and Twitter started to steal the limelight. So Digg tried to keep...


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       2018-08-06  49m
       
       

      How the Internet Came to Pakistan With Imran Haider


      Today, we're going to continue our occasional project of getting oral histories and personal anecdotes about how, exactly, the Internet and the web came to various places around the world. On this episode we're going to look at how the Internet came to—and is still in the process of coming to—Pakistan. Imran Haider is a listener to the show, works in the tech industry, and analyzes the south asian tech scene at his blog, arkito.co. Today, he tells us how the digital revolution came to Pak...


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       2018-07-22  41m
       
       

      175. How the Internet Came to Pakistan With Imran Haider


      Today, we're going to continue our occasional project of getting oral histories and personal anecdotes about how, exactly, the Internet and the web came to various places around the world. On this episode we're going to look at how the Internet came...


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       2018-07-22  41m
       
       

      Bringing the NYTimes and MSNBC Online With Lisa Napoli


      Lisa Napoli got a job straight out of college at CNN in its earliest days, which is a crazy startup story in it’s own right. But then she worked for a time at Delphi, which was an early online service and competitor to AOL and Prodigy that I don’t think we’ve covered much here before. And then she helped bring the NYTimes online with CyberTimes, which, as she said, is forgotten to history even by the New York Times. Then on to MSNBC, a crazy hybrid tech and media startup that I don’t think we...


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       2018-07-08  1h8m