Internet History Podcast

An interactive history project, producing a book on the history of the internet era by crowdsourcing facts and first person accounts from listeners. Each podcast represents a new chapter focusing on some section of internet history.

http://www.internethistorypodcast.com

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      162. Venrock's David Pakman on Apple's Music Group, N2K, eMusic and Dollar Shave Club


      David Pakman is a well respected venture capitalist at Venrock, but also a lifelong musician and music fan. Earlier in his career he played a significant role in bringing music to the web. David tells us about cofounding Apple’s Music Group, his role in facilitating the first digital sales of music online at dotcom-era companies N2K and MyPlay, and competing directly against iTunes when he was at eMusic. As a bonus, he gives us some background on the more recent founding story of Dollar S...

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      161. Jeff Bussgang on Open Market and early eCommerce


      It gets my goat that these days, the history of ecommerce begins and ends with Amazon. There were so many companies and big ideas that got us where we are today, and one of the most important companies was Open Market. Jeff Bussgang is here to tell us the (today) often overlooked story of the earliest days of trying to sell stuff on the web. Today, Jeff is a General Partner at Flybridge Capital Partners.

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      160. Growing Up With The Web With Desiree Garcia @thedezzie


      An exploration of what it was like to come of age in the early web era.

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      46m
       2017-12-18

      159. The Forgotten Story of PLATO, with Brian Dear


      Plato was an online and interactive learning computer system developed in the 1960s at the University of Illinois. But in the early 1970s, Plato got truly networked, and the users took over. Plato had already pioneered such things as touch screen computing, but the kids introduced and pioneered concepts like forums, message boards, e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, multiplayer games and even emoticons/emojis were pioneered on the Plato system. Buy The Friendly Orange Glow

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      1h8m
       2017-12-11

      158. Bob Stein of Voyager and The Criterion Collection


      Bob Stein was the founder of Voyager, publisher of the first consumer CDROM titles, and, far and away the leader of the CDROM industry in the late 1980s and early 90s. Bob was also one of the founders of the Criterion Collection, as well as the publisher of the first electronic books. 

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      59m
       2017-11-27

      157. Rob Malda (@cmdrtaco) on SlashDot and Social Media


      You might know him as Rob Malda, or you might know him as CmdrTaco, but he was the founder of the great geek social website Slashdot. Slashdot recently turned 20 years old, Rob commemorated this in a great Medium post, and so I reached out to him to tell us the story of one of the first great social media websites.

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      1h20m
       2017-11-12

      156. Dave Winer on The Open Web, Blogging, Podcasting and More


      Godfather of Podcasting. One of the key people involved in the development of CSS. But as you’ll hear in this great and wide ranging chat, Dave Winer is just a software developer who has never stopped tinkering, never lost his interest in coming up with new tools and new technologies. Dave was kind enough to sit down and go over his whole career, from the very earliest days of the PC era, to the present day.

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      1h37m
       2017-10-30

      155. Giphy with Nicole LaPorte


      Nicole Laporte has a cover story in Fast Company magazine this month about Giphy, potentially the next big story in online advertising and marketing, as well as… search?

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      23m
       2017-10-16

      154. Om Malik on Blogging and Web 2.0


      Om Malik is, of course, a legend. One of the first journalists on the “tech beat” in the 1990s, one of the first bloggers to “turn pro,” one of the driving forces behind the Web 2.0 time period, and one of the most trusted analysts of the technology industry in general, today he is a venture capitalist at True Ventures.

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      1h8m
       2017-10-01

      153. The AOL/Time Warner Merger - Crossover with the Acquired Podcast


      What is generally considered the worst merger of all time, and certainly the crescendo event of the dotcom bubble era, today we take a look at the AOL/Time Warner merger, again with the excellent guys at the podcast Acquired.

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      1h45m
       2017-09-17