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    LucasArts

    LucasArts

    • Software: Jedi
    LucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC is an American video game developer and publisher. The company was once famous for its innovative line of graphic adventure games, the critical and commercial success of which peaked in the mid 1990s. Today, it publishes games primarily based on the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises. The company was founded in May 1982 as the video game development group of Lucasfilm Limited, the film production company of George Lucas. Lucas wanted his company to branch out into other areas of entertainment, so he cooperated with Atari to produce video games. The first results of this collaboration were unique action games like Ballblazer in 1984, and Rescue on Fractalus!. Beta versions of both games were leaked to pirate bulletin boards exactly one week after Atari had received unprotected copies for a marketing review, and were in wide circulation months before the original release date. In 1984, they were released for the Atari 5200 under the Lucasfilm Games label. Versions for home computers were not released until 1985, by publisher Epyx. Lucasfilm's next two games were Koronis Rift and The Eidolon. Their first games were only developed by Lucasfilm,
    8.33
    6 votes
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    McMaster University

    McMaster University

    • Software: OSCAR McMaster
    McMaster University (commonly referred as McMaster or Mac) is a public research university whose main campus is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 121 hectares (300 acres) of land in the residential neighbourhood of Westdale, adjacent to Hamilton's Royal Botanical Gardens. The university operates six academic faculties: Engineering, Health Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, and the DeGroote School of Business. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada. The university bears the name of Honourable William McMaster, a prominent Canadian Senator and banker who bequeathed C$900,000 to the founding of the university. McMaster University was incorporated under the terms of an act of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1887, merging the Toronto Baptist College with Woodstock College. It opened in Toronto in 1890. Inadequate facilities and the gift of land in Hamilton prompted the institution to relocate in 1930. McMaster was controlled by the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec until it became a privately chartered, publicly funded non-denominational institution in 1957. The university is
    8.33
    6 votes
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    Yahoo!

    Yahoo!

    • Software: Yahoo Messenger
    Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) is an American multinational internet corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, United States. The company is best known for its web portal, search engine (Yahoo! Search) and for a variety of other services, including Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping, video sharing, fantasy sports and its social media website. It is one of the most popular sites in the United States. According to news sources, roughly 700 million people visit Yahoo! websites every month. Yahoo itself claims it attracts "more than half a billion consumers every month in more than 30 languages." Yahoo! Inc. was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994 and was incorporated on March 1, 1995. On July 16, 2012, former Google executive, Marissa Mayer, was named as Yahoo CEO and President, effective July 17. Yahoo has averaged one CEO a year for the last five years as it struggles to reinvent itself for the next era of the Internet. In January 1994, Yang and Filo were electrical engineering graduate students at Stanford University when they created a website named "Jerry's guide to the
    6.71
    7 votes
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    Sybase

    Sybase

    • Software: Sybase PowerDesigner
    Sybase, an SAP company, is an enterprise software and services company offering software to manage, analyze, and mobilize information, using relational databases, analytics and data warehousing solutions and mobile applications development platforms. Sybase was founded in 1984 by Mark Hoffman, Bob Epstein, Jane Doughty and Tom Haggin in Epstein’s home in Berkeley, California. Together, they set out to create a relational database management system (RDBMS), which would organize information and make it available to many computers in a network. In late 1986, Sybase shipped its first test programs, and in May 1987 formally released the SYBASE system, the first high-performance RDBMS for online applications. Rather than having a vast central bank of data stored in a large mainframe computer, the SYBASE System provided for a client/server computer architecture. Sybase was the first to market with a client/server relational database, providing the Human Genome Project with licenses for the first generation of client/server relational databases. At the time, Sybase called the database server "Sybase SQL Server" and made a deal with Microsoft to share the source code for Microsoft to
    7.50
    6 votes
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    Yukihiro Matsumoto

    Yukihiro Matsumoto

    Yukihiro Matsumoto (松本行弘 (まつもとゆきひろ), Matsumoto Yukihiro, a.k.a. Matz, born 14 April 1965) is a Japanese computer scientist and software programmer best known as the chief designer of the Ruby programming language and its reference implementation, Matz's Ruby Interpreter (MRI). As of 2011, Matsumoto is the Chief Architect of Ruby at Heroku, an online cloud platform-as-a-service in San Francisco. He is a fellow of Rakuten Institute of Technology, a research and development organization in Rakuten Inc. Matsumoto's name can be written using kanji: 松本行弘, but is normally written using hiragana: まつもとゆきひろ. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he was raised in Tottori Prefecture from the age of four. According to an interview conducted by Japan Inc., he was a self-taught programmer until the end of high school. He graduated with an information science degree from University of Tsukuba, where he was a member of Ikuo Nakata's research lab on programming languages and compilers. Matsumoto is married and has four children. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, did standard service as a missionary and is now a counselor in his church ward. Matz released the first version of the
    7.50
    6 votes
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    Interwoven

    Interwoven

    • Software: TeamSite
    Interwoven is a line of Content Management Systems and related products.Previously a stand-alone company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA and founded in 1995, it was acquired on March 17, 2009 by Autonomy. The Interwoven product line is now known as Autonomy Interwoven. The company produces a content management system called TeamSite, which is designed for creating complex intranet and Internet web applications. Their document management system, WorkSite, stores, indexes, organizes, and searches documents including email messages. Other products include OpenDeploy and LiveSite. Interwoven claims to have over 4,200 organizations among its customers, including Airbus, the Macquarie Group, American Hospital Association, Avaya, the BT Group, Cisco, Citi, Delta Air Lines, DLA Piper, FedEx, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Grant Thornton, Hilton Hotels, Hong Kong Trade and Development Council, HSBC, LexisNexis, MasterCard, Microsoft, Samsung, Royal Dutch Shell, Qantas Airways, Tesco, Virgin Mobile, and White & Case. A community of over 20,000 developers and over 300 partners enrich and extend Interwoven's offerings. A substantial percentage of the company's
    6.57
    7 votes
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    WGBH

    WGBH

    • Software: blacklight
    Television station WGBH Boston has been a major source of PBS programming for over four decades, and over the last three decades, its identification and sounder have appeared at the end of its national shows accompanied by different animating graphics. On January 3, 1972, WGBH introduced its first ident. The logo end with the letters "WGBH" in a yellow Helvetica font zooming out away from the viewer to a green background. Then the word "Boston" zooms forward from the center and engulfs the screen and changes the background to yellow, and "Presents", slowly zooms forward in green. The music begins with a choppy, futuristic computer-type synth, followed by a rising synth violin stinger; all elements probably produced on a Moog synthesizer. In this version which is in Black and White, "WGBH" and "Boston" are in black, while "Presents" is in white. This logo is extremely rare, but can be found on tapes of WGBH programming such as January 3, 1972 to September 2, 1977 episodes of ZOOM, episodes of Julia Child's The French Chef, and March 3, 1974 to September 5, 1977 NOVA. On September 5, 1977, WGBH introduced its second ident. The logo begins with a black background, two tiny, moving
    8.60
    5 votes
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    Ian Clarke

    Ian Clarke

    • Software: Freenet
    Ian Clarke (born 16 February 1977) is the original designer and lead developer of Freenet. Clarke grew up in Navan, County Meath, Ireland. Clarke was educated at Dundalk Grammar School and while there twice came first in the Senior Chemical, Physical, and Mathematical section of the Young Scientist Exhibition. The first time, in 1993, was with a project entitled "The C Neural Network Construction Kit". The second time, the following year, was with a project entitled "Mapping Internal Variations in Translucency within a Translucent Object using Beams of Light". In 1995 Clarke left Dundalk to study Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. While at Edinburgh Clarke became president of the then dormant Artificial Intelligence Society, resulting in its revival. In Clarke's final year at Edinburgh, he completed his "final year project", entitled "A Distributed, Decentralised Information Storage and Retrieval System". In July 1999, after receiving a 'B' grade for his paper, Clarke decided to release it to the Internet and invited volunteers to help implement his design. The resulting free software project became known as Freenet, and attracted
    8.40
    5 votes
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    Bob Frankston

    Bob Frankston

    • Software: VisiCalc
    Robert (Bob) M. Frankston (born June 14, 1949 in Brooklyn New York) is the co-creator with Dan Bricklin of the VisiCalc spreadsheet program and the co-founder of Software Arts, the company that developed it. Frankston graduated in 1966 from Stuyvesant High School in New York City and in 1970 from M.I.T. Frankston has received numerous honors and awards for his work: In recent years, Frankston has been an outspoken advocate for reducing the role of telecommunications companies in the evolution of the internet, particularly with respect to broadband and mobile communications. He coined the term "Regulatorium" to describe what he considers collusion between telecommunication companies and their regulators that prevents change.
    8.20
    5 votes
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    Electronic Arts

    Electronic Arts

    • Software: Deluxe Paint Animation
    Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) (NASDAQ: EA) is an American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers responsible for its games. Electronic Arts is the world's third-largest gaming company by revenue after Nintendo and Activision Blizzard. Originally, EA was a home computing game publisher. In the late 1980s, the company began developing games in-house and supported consoles by the early 1990s. EA later grew via acquisition of several successful developers. By the early 2000s, EA had become one of the world's largest third-party publishers. On May 4, 2011, EA reported $3.8 billion in revenues for the fiscal year ending March 2011, and on January 13, 2012, EA announced that it had exceeded $1 billion in digital revenue during the previous calendar year. In a note to employees, EA CEO John Riccitiello called this “an incredibly important milestone” for the company. EA began to move toward direct distribution of digital games and services with the acquisition of the popular online
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Martin Dougiamas

    Martin Dougiamas

    • Software: Moodle
    Martin Dougiamas (born August 1969), lives in Perth, Australia and is an educator and computer scientist with postgraduate degrees in Computer Science and Education. His work has made a significant impact on the implementation of constructivist models of teaching and learning online with Moodle, a Course Management System. His current research interests and inspiration are the application of social constructionist referents and networking to Internet technology, and the methodologies and practices of open-source software development. Martin Dougiamas' primary school education was accomplished through an early form of what is now known as “distance learning." As a boy, he lived in the desert of Western Australia. As the only non-aboriginal child in a small settlement, he was enrolled in the Kalgoorlie School of the Air, which was located approximately a thousand kilometers from his home. He communicated via shortwave radio and every few weeks an airplane would drop off the necessary paperwork. The only time he saw his classmates was when they would all gather for an annual carnival. Reflecting on this experience, Dougiamas said “You learn to ‘widen the bandwidth’ that’s available to
    8.00
    5 votes
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    Bell Labs

    Bell Labs

    • Software: Unix
    Bell Laboratories (also known as Bell Labs and formerly known as AT&T Bell Laboratories and Bell Telephone Laboratories) is the research and development subsidiary of the French-owned Alcatel-Lucent in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, United States. It previously was a division of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T Corporation), half-owned through its Western Electric manufacturing subsidiary. Bell Laboratories operates its headquarters at Murray Hill, New Jersey, and has research and development facilities throughout the world. Researchers working at Bell Labs are credited with the development of radio astronomy, the transistor, the laser, information theory, the UNIX operating system, the C programming language and the C++ programming language. Seven Nobel Prizes have been awarded for work completed at Bell Laboratories. The Alexander Graham Bell Laboratory, also variously known as the Volta Bureau, the Bell Carriage House, the Bell Laboratory and the Volta Laboratory, was created in Washington, D.C. by Alexander Graham Bell. In 1880, the French government awarded Bell the Volta Prize of 50,000 francs (approximately US$10,000 at that time, about $250,000 in current
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Ramanathan V. Guha

    Ramanathan V. Guha

    • Software: Cyc
    Ramanathan V. Guha (1965) is a computer scientist. He graduated with B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, MS from University of California Berkeley and Ph.D from Stanford University. Since May 2005, he has been working at Google. Guha was one of the early co-leaders of the Cyc Project where he worked from 1987 through 1994 at Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation. He was responsible for the design and implementation of key parts of the Cyc system, including the CycL knowledge representation language, the upper ontological layers of the Cyc Knowledge Base and some parts of the original Cyc Natural Language understanding system. Leaving what became Cycorp, Guha founded Q Technology, which created a database schema mapping tool called Babelfish. In 1994, he moved to work at Apple Computer, reporting to Alan Kay, where he developed the Meta Content Framework (MCF) format. In 1997 he joined Netscape Corporation where together with Tim Bray, he created a new version of MCF that used the XML language and which became the main technical precursor to W3C's Resource Description Framework (RDF) standard. Guha also contributed to the "smart
    7.80
    5 votes
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    Pentaho

    Pentaho

    • Software: Mondrian OLAP server
    Pentaho was founded in 2004 by five founders. It offers a suite of open source Business Intelligence (BI) products called Pentaho Business Analytics providing data integration, OLAP services, reporting, dashboarding, data mining and ETL capabilities. Pentaho is headquartered in Orlando, FL, USA. The Pentaho suite consists of two offerings, an enterprise and community edition. The enterprise edition contains extra features not found in the community edition. The enterprise edition is obtained through an annual subscription and includes extra support services. Pentaho's core offering is frequently enhanced by add-on products, usually in the form of plugins, from the company itself and also the broader community of users and enthusiasts. The table below summarizes the most popular products and plugins in the Pentaho ecosystem. All of these plugins function with Pentaho Enterprise Edition (EE) and Pentaho Community Edition (CE) of the software offering. Official Sources Prominent Pentaho Figures and Social Media Notable Pentaho Partners and Community Members Pentaho follows a commercial open source business model. It provides two different editions of Pentaho Business Analytics: a
    9.00
    4 votes
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    Academia Sinica

    Academia Sinica

    • Software: AIIAGMT
    The Academia Sinica (Chinese: 中央研究院; pinyin: Zhōngyāng Yánjiùyuàn, literally "Central Research Academy"; "Chinese Academy" in Latin), headquartered in the Nangang District of Taipei, is the national academy of Taiwan. It supports research activities in a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from mathematical and physical sciences, to life sciences, and to humanities and social sciences. Academia Sinica has made great progress in recent years, according to Taiwanese scholar Chang Jui-te. An increasing number of research papers written by its faculty members, which numbered 1,150 in 2001, are appearing in international journals. Some journals, published by Academia Sinica itself, such as Zoological Studies and Statistical Sinica, have received international recognition. Academia Sinica plays a major role in the field of Chinese studies. For example, the archaeological findings by researchers at the Institute of History and Philology have, in combination with written documents, led to a virtual rewriting of ancient Chinese history, pushing back the span of Chinese history by many centuries. The Academia Sinica was founded in mainland China in 1928 by the Guomindang Nationalist
    8.50
    4 votes
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    Simon Willison

    Simon Willison

    • Software: Django web framework
    Simon Willison is a programmer and co-founder of the social conference directory Lanyrd. Originating from the UK, he is also a consultant on OpenID and client- and server-side Web development, a frequent public speaker and a co-creator of the Django Web framework. Before going freelance, Simon worked on Yahoo!'s Technology Development team and on very early versions of the Fire Eagle geolocation service, and prior to that at the Lawrence Journal-World, an award winning local newspaper in Kansas. Simon Willison was hired on 2008 by the UK newspaper The Guardian to work as a software architect. In late 2010 he launched the social conference directory Lanyrd with his wife and co-founder, Natalie Downe. They received funding from Y Combinator in early 2011.
    8.50
    4 votes
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    Alexandre Julliard

    Alexandre Julliard

    • Software: Wine
    Alexandre Julliard (born 1970) is a computer programmer who is best known as the project leader for Wine, a compatibility layer to run Microsoft Windows programs on Unix-like operating systems. Julliard studied computer science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. He spent most of the 1990s working on embedded systems. He now works full-time on Wine for CodeWeavers. Julliard enjoys astronomy and currently lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.
    7.00
    5 votes
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    Butler Lampson

    Butler Lampson

    • Software: Bravo
    Butler W. Lampson (born December 23, 1943) is a renowned computer scientist. After graduating from the Lawrenceville School (where in 2009 he was awarded the Aldo Leopold Award, also known as the Lawrenceville Medal, Lawrenceville's highest award to alumni), Lampson received his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Harvard University in 1964, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1967. During the 1960s, Lampson and others were part of Project GENIE at UC Berkeley. In 1965, several Project GENIE members, specifically Lampson and Peter Deutsch, developed the Berkeley Timesharing System for Scientific Data Systems' SDS 940 computer. Lampson was one of the founding members of Xerox PARC in 1970, where he worked in the Computer Science Laboratory (CSL). His now-famous vision of a personal computer was captured in the 1972 memo entitled "Why Alto?". In 1973, the Xerox Alto, with its three-button mouse and full-page-sized monitor was born. It is now considered to be the first actual personal computer (at least in terms of what has become the 'canonical' GUI mode of operation). All the subsequent computers built at Xerox
    9.33
    3 votes
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    Mike Kroger

    Mike Kroger

    • Software: Wizz RSS News Reader
    A single parent to a teenage daughter, Mike works as an IT consultant, usually on a contract basis.

    When not working or pandering to the whims of his teenage daughter, Mike messes around with various projects on the Internet.

    His "pet project" is Wizz RSS News Reader, an RSS and Atom news reading add-on for the Firefox web browser. Trying to contribute something meaningful to a very worthwhile cause.
    6.80
    5 votes
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    IBM

    IBM

    • Software: IBM DB2
    International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. The company was founded in 1911 as the Computing Tabulating Recording Company (CTR) through a merger of three companies: the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, and the Computing Scale Company. CTR adopted the name International Business Machines in 1924, using a name previously designated to CTR's subsidiary in Canada and later South America. Its distinctive culture and product branding has given it the nickname Big Blue. In 2012, Fortune ranked IBM the #2 largest U.S. firm in terms of number of employees (433,362), the #4 largest in terms of market capitalization, the #9 most profitable, and the #19 largest firm in terms of revenue. Globally, the company was ranked the #31 largest in terms of revenue by Forbes for 2011. Other rankings for 2011/2012 include #1 company for leaders (Fortune), #1 green
    9.00
    3 votes
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    OpenBSD

    OpenBSD

    • Software: OpenCVS
    OpenBSD is a Unix computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley. It was forked from NetBSD by project leader Theo de Raadt in late 1995. As well as the operating system, the OpenBSD Project has produced portable versions of numerous subsystems, most notably PF, OpenSSH and OpenSSL, which are very widely available as packages in other operating systems. The project is also widely known for the developers' insistence on open-source code and quality documentation, uncompromising position on software licensing, and focus on security and code correctness. The project is coordinated from de Raadt's home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its logo and mascot is a pufferfish named Puffy. OpenBSD includes a number of security features absent or optional in other operating systems, and has a tradition in which developers audit the source code for software bugs and security problems. The project maintains strict policies on licensing and prefers the open-source BSD licence and its variants—in the past this has led to a comprehensive license audit and moves to remove or replace code under licences
    9.00
    3 votes
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    Why the lucky stiff

    Why the lucky stiff

    • Software: Hackety Hack
    Jonathan Gillette, better known as why the lucky stiff (often abbreviated to Why or _why), was until 2009 a prolific writer, cartoonist, artist, and computer programmer notable for his work with the Ruby programming language. He was known as "one of the most unusual, and beloved, computer programmers" in the world before he abruptly disappeared from public view. Along with Yukihiro Matsumoto and David Heinemeier Hansson, he was seen as a key figure in the Ruby community. _why was the keynote speaker at RailsConf in 2006. He also had a speaking session titled "A Starry Afternoon, a Sinking Symphony, and the Polo Champ Who Gave It All Up for No Reason Whatsoever" at the 2005 O'Reilly Open Source Convention held in Portland, Oregon. It explored how to teach programming and make it more appealing to adolescents. On 19 August 2009, his online presence was drastically truncated; his accounts on Twitter and GitHub were shut down, along with many of his personally maintained sites. His projects have since been collected and centralized on the whymirror GitHub account. His best known work is Why's (poignant) Guide to Ruby, which "teaches Ruby with stories." Paul Adams of Webmonkey describes
    9.00
    3 votes
    23
    Alan Kay

    Alan Kay

    Alan Curtis Kay (born May 17, 1940) is an American computer scientist, known for his early pioneering work on object-oriented programming and windowing graphical user interface design, and for coining the phrase, "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." He is the president of the Viewpoints Research Institute, and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also on the advisory board of TTI/Vanguard. Until mid 2005, he was a Senior Fellow at HP Labs, a Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, and an Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Alan Kay showed remarkable ability at an early age, learning to read fluently at three years old. In an interview on education in America with the Davis Group Ltd. Alan Kay said, "I had the fortune or misfortune to learn how to read fluently starting at the age of three. So I had read maybe 150 books by the time I hit 1st grade. And I already knew that the teachers were lying to me." Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, Kay attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, earning a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Molecular Biology. Before and
    7.75
    4 votes
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    IAnywhere Solutions

    IAnywhere Solutions

    • Software: SQL Anywhere
    Sybase iAnywhere, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., (NYSE: SY) is a software company specializing in mobility (mobile computing), management and security and enterprise caliber database software. SQL Anywhere, formerly known as SQL Anywhere Studio or Adaptive Server Anywhere (ASA), is often synonymous with the Sybase iAnywhere name, as it is the company's flagship relational database management system (RDBMS). SQL Anywhere powers popular applications such as Intuit, Inc.'s QuickBooks, and has been selected to power the devices of 140,000 census workers during the 2010 United States Census. The product's customers include Brinks, Kodak, Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), MICROS Systems, Inc. and the United States Navy. In August 2008. SQL Anywhere 11 was released, with over 200 new features and enhancements including BlackBerry support, full text search, ADO.NET and many more. SQL Anywhere 11 also released the 'Best TPC-C performance results for a system, priced under $35,000. Sybase iAnywhere mobility products include Sybase Unwired Platform. a platform for mobile enterprise application development. It combines tooling and integration with standard development environments. Afaria provides
    7.75
    4 votes
    25
    Matt Mullenweg

    Matt Mullenweg

    • Software: WordPress
    Matthew Charles "Matt" Mullenweg (born January 11, 1984 in Houston, Texas) is an online social media entrepreneur, web developer and musician living in San Francisco, California. He is best known for developing the free and open source web software, WordPress, which powers 15% of the web and is now managed by The WordPress Foundation. Mullenweg attended the University of Houston and majored in Political Science before he dropped in 2004 to pursue a job at CNET Networks. In late 2005, he quit his job at CNET Networks and founded Automattic, the business behind WordPress.com (which provides free WordPress blogs and other services), Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, Polldaddy, and more. His professional blog is ma.tt, a domain hack. Since 2005 Mullenweg has been a frequent keynote/speaker conferences/events, including Canada's Northern Voice,global WordCamp events, SxSW, BlogWorld Expo, Greek Blogger Camp, Yahoo TechDev Talk, Web 2.0 Submit, YCombinator's Startup School, Le Web, etc. Mullenweg attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts where he studied jazz saxophone. Mullenweg is also a Dvorak Keyboard user and can type over 120wpm. In June 2002
    7.75
    4 votes
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    Lotus Software

    Lotus Software

    • Software: Lotus Notes
    Lotus Software (called Lotus Development Corporation before its acquisition by IBM) is a software company with headquarters in Westford, Massachusetts. Lotus is most commonly known for the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet application, the first feature-heavy, user-friendly, reliable and WYSIWYG-enabled product to become widely available in the early days of the IBM PC, when there was no graphical user interface. Such a useful tool certainly helped to spread the adoption of the PC, both for administrative and scientific applications. Much later, in conjunction with Ray Ozzie's Iris Associates, Lotus also released a groupware and email system, Lotus Notes. IBM purchased the company in 1995 for $3.5 billion, primarily to acquire Lotus Notes and to establish a presence in the increasingly important client–server computing segment, which was rapidly making host-based products like IBM's OfficeVision obsolete. Lotus was founded in 1982 by partners Mitch Kapor and Jonathan Sachs with backing from Ben Rosen. Lotus' first product was presentation software for the Apple II known as Lotus Executive Briefing System. Kapor founded Lotus after leaving his post as head of development at VisiCorp (the
    5.83
    6 votes
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    Lexmark

    Lexmark

    Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) is an American corporation which develops and manufactures printing and imaging products, including laser and inkjet printers, multifunction products, printing supplies, and services for business and individual consumers. The company is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. Lexmark was formed in 1991 when IBM divested its printer and printer supply operations to the investment firm Clayton & Dubilier, Inc. in a leveraged buyout. Lexmark became a publicly traded company in 1995. In those early days, IBM became Lexmark's main customer for keyboards, as IBM contracted Lexmark to produce the Model M keyboard and some more cost-effective variants of it. IBM believed at the time that due to the development in technology there was no future anymore for a profitable printer business: the "paperless office" was expected to become reality soon. The firm's corporate and R&D offices are located at the headquarters in Lexington. Lexmark has offices throughout North and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe. The company has more than 13,000 employees worldwide. Lexmark was a Fortune 500 company until they were ranked #507 in the 2009 Fortune 500 rankings.
    6.60
    5 votes
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    Associated Press

    Associated Press

    • Software: AP News
    The Associated Press is an American news agency. The AP is a cooperative owned by its contributing newspapers, radio and television stations in the United States, which both contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists. Many newspapers and broadcasters outside the United States are AP subscribers, paying a fee to use AP material without being contributing members of the cooperative. As of 2005, the news collected by the AP is published and republished by more than 1,700 newspapers, in addition to more than 5,001 television and radio broadcasters. The photograph library of the AP consists of over 10 million images. The Associated Press operates 243 news bureaus, and it serves at least 120 countries, with an international staff located all over the world. Associated Press also operates The Associated Press Radio Network, which provides newscasts twice hourly for broadcast and satellite radio and television stations. The AP Radio also offers news and public affairs features, feeds of news sound bites, and long form coverage of major events. As part of their cooperative agreement with The Associated Press, most member news organizations grant automatic
    7.50
    4 votes
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    Aza Raskin

    Aza Raskin

    • Software: Ubiquity
    Aza Raskin (born February 1, 1984) is an American interface designer. He is the son of human-computer interface expert Jef Raskin. Raskin gave his first talk on user interfaces at age 10 at the local San Francisco chapter of SIGCHI. He holds bachelor degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of Chicago. In 2004, Aza Raskin worked with Jef Raskin at the Raskin Center for Humane Interfaces on Archy, a new user interface paradigm. The next year, he founded Humanized Inc. to continue work on the Archy paradigm. At Humanized, he created the language-based service-oriented Enso software. In 2008, Raskin and the other Humanized employees were part of a hire-out by the Mozilla Corporation. In 2010, Raskin was appointed Creative Lead for Firefox, having previously been head of user experience at Mozilla Labs. He has worked on several labs projects including Ubiquity, Firefox for mobile, and wrote the original specification for the Geolocation API. Raskin has founded two other companies, including Songza, a music meta-search tool, and Bloxes, which sells furniture made out of cardboard. Songza was acquired in late 2008 by Amazon-backed Amie Street. He also has a number of
    7.50
    4 votes
    30
    Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Jr.

    Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Jr.

    Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Jr. is a pioneer of object-oriented computer programming and the principal architect, designer and implementor of five generations of Smalltalk environments. He designed the bytecoded virtual machine that made Smalltalk practical in 1976. He also invented Bit blit, the general-purpose graphical operation that underlies most bitmap graphics systems today, and pop-up menus. He designed the generalizations of BitBlt to arbitrary color depth, with built-in scaling, rotation, and anti-aliasing. His major contributions to the Squeak system include the original concept of a Smalltalk written in itself and made portable and efficient by a Smalltalk-to-C translator. Ingalls received his B.A. in Physics from Harvard University, and his M.S. in Electrical engineering from Stanford University. While working toward a Ph.D. at Stanford, he started a company, to sell a software measurement invention that he perfected and never returned to academia. Ingalls' first well known research was at Xerox PARC, where he began a lifelong research association with Alan Kay, and did his award winning work on Smalltalk. He then moved to Apple Inc. He left research for a time to run
    7.50
    4 votes
    31
    NewsGator Technologies

    NewsGator Technologies

    • Software: NetNewsWire
    NewsGator Technologies, headquartered in Denver, Colorado with offices in Canada and the Netherlands, is a provider of social and collaborative computing software that utilizes Enterprise 2.0 and Government 2.0 technologies. Its flagship product line, Social Sites, integrates with SharePoint. Initally known for its RSS aggregators such as NetNewsWire and Feed Demon for the Web, desktop, mobile devices, and email clients, NewsGator has shifted to focus solely on the enterprise social business solutions. On January 20, 2010, NewsGator announced their acquisition of Canada-based Tomoye, an enterprise community and collaboration computing vendor who has a strong presence in the government sector and integrates with SharePoint 2007 (MOSS) and Windows SharePoint Services/Foundation (WSS). Existing government-sector customers include the Federal Reserve System, GSA, IRS, National Security Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the US Agency for International Development (US AID), the US Air Force, and the US Army, among others. NewsGator’s products help businesses and users adopt Enterprise 2.0 technologies. These technologies are designed to improve collaboration, as well as spur
    8.67
    3 votes
    32
    Rational Software

    Rational Software

    • Software: Rational ClearCase
    Rational Machines was founded by Paul Levy and Mike Devlin in 1981 to provide tools to expand the use of modern software engineering practices, particularly explicit modular architecture and iterative development. Rational was sold for US$2.1 billion to IBM on February 20, 2003. First released in 1985, the Rational Environment was an integrated development environment for the Ada programming language, which provided good support for abstraction through strong typing. Its goal was to provide the productivity benefits associated with academic single-user programming environments to teams of developers developing mission-critical applications that could execute on a range of computing platforms. The Rational Environment was organized around a persistent intermediate representation (DIANA), providing users with syntactic and semantic completion, incremental compilation, and integrated configuration management and version control. To overcome a conflict between strong typing and iterative development that produced recompilation times proportional to system size rather than size-of-change, the Rational Environment supported the definition of subsystems with explicit architectural imports
    8.67
    3 votes
    33
    Stephen Wolfram

    Stephen Wolfram

    • Software: Mathematica
    Stephen Wolfram (born 29 August 1959) is a British scientist and the chief designer of the Mathematica software application and the Wolfram Alpha computational knowledge engine. Stephen Wolfram's parents were Jewish refugees who emigrated from Westphalia, Germany, to England in 1933. Wolfram's father Hugo was a textile manufacturer and novelist (Into a Neutral Country) and his mother Sybil was a professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford. He has a younger brother, Conrad. Wolfram was educated at Eton, where he amazed and frustrated teachers by his brilliance and refusal to be taught, instead doing other students' math homework for money. Wolfram published an article on particle physics but claimed to be bored and left Eton prematurely in 1976. He entered St John's College, Oxford at age 17 but found lectures "awful". Working independently, Wolfram published a widely cited paper on heavy quark production at age 18 and nine other papers before leaving in 1978 without graduating. He received a Ph.D. in particle physics from the California Institute of Technology at age 20, joined the faculty there and received one of the first MacArthur awards in 1981, at age 21. According to
    10.00
    2 votes
    34
    The Scripps Research Institute

    The Scripps Research Institute

    • Software: VIVO
    The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is an American medical research facility that focuses on research in the basic biomedical sciences. Headquartered in La Jolla, California, with a sister facility in Jupiter, Florida, the institute is home to 3,000 scientists, technicians, graduate students, and administrative and other staff, making it among the largest private, non-profit biomedical research organizations in the world. TSRI's roots can be traced to the Scripps Metabolic Clinic, founded near the current site in 1924 by the philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. In 1946 it evolved into the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Initially focusing on the study of immune disorders under the leadership of Frank J. Dixon, over the following 25 years the faculty grew and diversified its research interests, precipitating another name change in 1977, to The Research Institute of Scripps Clinic. In 1991 the Scripps Clinic and research division became separate corporations and The Scripps Research Institute was founded. In 1989 TSRI started a graduate program. The California campus is located on 35 acres (140,000 m) of land between the Torrey Pines State Reserve and the University of
    10.00
    2 votes
    35
    Times Internet

    Times Internet

    • Software: The Times of India
    Indiatimes is the most popular Internet and mobile value-added services destination for the global Indian.

    Covering everything from art to airlines, Indiatimes is taking the digital age into people's lives, influencing the way they live and respond to changing times, work and transact. In a short span, we have created multiple relationships with millions to users.

    Indiatimes is Netplus.
    With offers ranging from knowledge events, telecom, and integrated
    marketing, Indiatimes is more than a web entity.
    10.00
    2 votes
    36
    Kent Beck

    Kent Beck

    • Software: JUnit
    Kent Beck is an American software engineer and the creator of the Extreme Programming and Test Driven Development software development methodologies, also named agile software development. Beck was one of the 17 original signatories of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. He attended the University of Oregon between 1979 and 1987, receiving B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science. He has pioneered software design patterns, the rediscovery of test-driven development, as well as the commercial application of Smalltalk. Beck popularized CRC cards with Ward Cunningham and along with Erich Gamma created the JUnit unit testing framework. Beck lives in Medford, Oregon and works at Facebook.
    6.40
    5 votes
    37
    Linden Lab

    Linden Lab

    • Software: Second Life
    Linden Research, Inc., d/b/a Linden Lab, is a privately held American Internet company that is best known as the creator of Second Life. The company's head office is in San Francisco, with additional offices in Boston, Seattle, Virginia and Davis, California. Its offices in Mountain View, Brighton, Singapore and Amsterdam were closed in 2010. In addition, the company employs remote workers that communicate and collaborate on projects using Second Life technology. The company, founded in 1999, employs numerous established high-tech veterans, including former executives from Electronic Arts, eBay, Disney, Adobe, and Apple. The company's founder and original CEO is Philip Rosedale, a former CTO of RealNetworks, one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World in 2007. In December 2010, the company announced a new CEO, Rod Humble, who controls day-to-day management and operations. Rosedale remains chairman of the board of Linden Lab, with a focus on product development and strategy. In 2008, the company was awarded an Emmy for Second Life in the user-generated content and game modification category. The award was given at the 59th annual Technology & Engineering Emmy
    6.40
    5 votes
    38
    Montague Institute

    Montague Institute

    • Software: FileMaker
    Since its founding in 1992, the Montague Institute has been educating executives and information professionals on cutting-edge topics relating to corporate information services. The Institute's research is unique because it spans all information disciplines and is based on the staff's own experience. We conduct research, develop and present workshops, publishing briefings, books, and a monthly Web journal, develop custom knowledge bases for selected clients, and sponsor a membership organization, the Society of Knowledge Base Publishers.
    6.40
    5 votes
    39
    The Onion

    The Onion

    • Software: The Onion
    The Onion is an American news satire organization. It is an entertainment newspaper and a website featuring satirical articles reporting on international, national, and local news, in addition to a non-satirical entertainment section known as The A.V. Club. It claims a national print circulation of 400,000 and says 61 percent of its web site readers are between 18 and 44 years old. Since 2007, the organization has been publishing satirical news audios and videos online, as the "Onion News Network". Web traffic on theonion.com amounts to some 7.5 million unique visitors per month. The Onion's articles comment on current events, both real and fictional. It parodies such traditional newspaper features as editorials, man-on-the-street interviews, and stock quotes on a traditional newspaper layout with an AP-style editorial voice. Much of its humor depends on presenting everyday events as newsworthy and by playing on commonly used phrases, as in the headline "Drugs Win Drug War." A second part of the newspaper is a non-satirical entertainment section called The A.V. Club that features interviews and reviews of various newly released media, as well as other weekly features. The print
    6.40
    5 votes
    40
    Adrian Holovaty

    Adrian Holovaty

    • Software: Django web framework
    Adrian Holovaty (born 1981) is an American Web developer, journalist and entrepreneur living in Chicago, Illinois. He is co-creator of the Django Web framework and an advocate of "journalism via computer programming." Holovaty, a Ukrainian American, grew up in Naperville, Illinois. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2001 and worked as a Web developer/journalist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Lawrence Journal-World and The Washington Post before starting EveryBlock, a Web startup that provides "microlocal" news, in 2007. While working at the Lawrence Journal-World from 2002 to 2005, he and other Web developers (Simon Willison, Jacob Kaplan-Moss and Wilson Miner) created Django, an open source web application framework for Python. He and Kaplan-Moss are the framework's Benevolent Dictators for Life, which means the two lead the frameworks development, resolve disputes and generally have the final say. Holovaty co-wrote The Django Book, whose first edition was published in 2007. In 2005, Holovaty launched chicagocrime.org, a Google Maps mashup of Chicago Police Department crime data. The site won the 2005 Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism and was
    7.25
    4 votes
    41
    American Broadcasting Company

    American Broadcasting Company

    • Software: ABC News
    The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group, formerly ABC-TV. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948. It is the largest broadcaster in the world by revenues. As one of the Big Three television networks, its programming has contributed to American popular culture. Corporate headquarters is in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, and the company's news operations are also centered in Manhattan. Entertainment programming offices are in Burbank, California adjacent to the Walt Disney Studios and the corporate headquarters of The Walt Disney Company. The formal name of the operation is American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., and that name appears on copyright notices for its in-house network productions and on all official documents of the company, including paychecks and contracts. A separate entity named ABC Inc., formerly Capital Cities/ABC Inc., is that firm's direct parent company, and that company is owned in turn by Disney. The network is sometimes referred to as the
    7.25
    4 votes
    42
    MSNBC

    MSNBC

    • Software: MSNBC News
    MSNBC (stylized as msnbc) is a cable news and information channel based in the United States available in the US, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East and Canada. Its name was derived from the most common abbreviations for Microsoft and the National Broadcasting Company. MSNBC and msnbc.com were founded in 1996 as partnerships of Microsoft and General Electric's NBC unit, which is now NBCUniversal. The online partnership of msnbc.com ended on July 16, 2012 and the site was rebranded as NBCNews.com. MSNBC shares the NBC logo of a rainbow peacock with its sister channels NBC, CNBC, NBC Sports Network, and ShopNBC. Beginning in the mid-2000s, MSNBC assumed an increasingly progressive stance in its opinion programming. In October 2010, it publicly acknowledged this with a marketing campaign it called "Lean Forward". In September 2012, it revealed acknowledged that MSNBC with the marketing campaign it called "Bea Binene". MSNBC was established by NBC executive Tom Rogers. Rogers was instrumental in developing the strategic partnership with Microsoft, which invested $221 million for a 50% share of the cable channel. MSNBC and Microsoft would share the cost of a $200 million newsroom in
    7.25
    4 votes
    43
    Pando Networks, Inc.

    Pando Networks, Inc.

    • Software: Pando
    Pando Networks is a small company on a big mission; to establish a new Internet infrastructure standard for efficient, secure and commercially viable rich media delivery. Our passionate staff loves new media and shares the belief that current Internet protocols need to be re-thought and refined to accommodate our insatiable demand for rich media, particularly high quality video online. The Pando Networks team has the expertise to do something about it. In the summer of 2006 the free consumer service Pando was launched.  Since then,  over 15 Million people in over 150 countries have installed Pando.   Pando has optimized its highly effecient networking technology and been recognized  by peers and the industry for its P2P content delivery solution. Pando Networks is now bringing the power of its platform to publishers with the Pando Content Delivery Suite. Commercial content owners can now seamlessly add secure Peer-Assisted Content Delivery to their existing CDN to unleash the breathtaking impact of their highest quality streaming and downloadable media (e.g. HD Video) at a fraction of the cost typical of server-based content delivery alone. Pando Networks is backed by Intel Capital, BRM and Wheatley Partners.
    7.25
    4 votes
    44
    Ilfak Guilfanov

    Ilfak Guilfanov

    • Software: Interactive Disassembler
    Ilfak Guilfanov (Russian: Ильфак Гильфанов, born 1966) is a software developer, computer security researcher and blogger. He became well known when he issued a free hotfix for the Windows Metafile vulnerability on 31 December 2005. His unofficial patch was favorably reviewed and widely publicized because no official patch was initially available from Microsoft. Microsoft released an official patch on 5 January 2006. Guilfanov was born in a small village in the Tatarstan Region of Russia in a Tatar family. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He lives in Liège, Belgium and works for Hex-Rays. He is the systems architect and main developer for IDA Pro, which is Hex-Rays' commercial version of the Interactive Disassembler Guilfanov created. A freeware version of this reverse engineering tool is also available.
    8.33
    3 votes
    45
    U.S. Robotics

    U.S. Robotics

    U.S. Robotics Corporation (often referred to as USR) is a company which produces USRobotics computer modems and related products. It sold high-speed modems in the 1980s, and had a reputation for high quality and compatibility. With the reduced usage of analog or voiceband modems in North America in the early 21st century, USR is now one of the few modem companies left in that market. It now employs about 125 people worldwide. Despite the name they have never made robots. USR was founded in 1976 in Chicago, Illinois (and later moved to Skokie, Illinois), by a group of entrepreneurs, including Casey Cowell, who served as CEO for most of the company's history and Paul Collard who designed modems into the mid-80's. The company name is a reference to the fiction of Isaac Asimov, who is credited with inventing the term robotics. Asimov's Robot stories featured a fictional company named U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men. Cowell stated at a popular BBS convention they named the company as an homage to Asimov and because in his science fiction works US Robotics eventually became "the biggest company in the universe". (The later 2004 movie I, Robot, which was loosely based on Asimov's works,
    8.33
    3 votes
    46
    White House

    White House

    • Software: White House
    The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C., the house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the Neoclassical style. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) expanded the building outward, creating two colonnades that were meant to conceal stables and storage. In 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army in the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior. Reconstruction began almost immediately, and President James Monroe moved into the partially reconstructed house in October 1817. Construction continued with the addition of the South Portico in 1824 and the North in 1829. Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had all work offices relocated to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. Eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West
    8.33
    3 votes
    47
    Douglas Lenat

    Douglas Lenat

    • Software: Cyc
    Douglas B. Lenat (born in 1950) is the CEO of Cycorp, Inc. of Austin, Texas, and has been a prominent researcher in artificial intelligence, especially machine learning (with his AM and Eurisko programs), knowledge representation, blackboard systems, and "ontological engineering" (with his Cyc program at MCC and at Cycorp). He has also worked in military simulations and published a critique of conventional random-mutation Darwinism based on his experience with Eurisko. Lenat was one of the original Fellows of the AAAI. Lenat's quest, in the Cyc project, is to build the basis of a general artificial intelligence by manually representing knowledge in the formal language, CycL, based on extensions to first-order predicate calculus. At the University of Pennsylvania, Lenat received his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Physics, and his Master's degree in Applied Mathematics in 1972. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University (published in Knowledge-based systems in artificial intelligence, along with the Ph.D. thesis of Randall Davis, McGraw-Hill, 1982) in 1976. His advisor was Professor Edward Feigenbaum. In 1976 Lenat started teaching at Carnegie Mellon and commenced his work
    6.20
    5 votes
    48
    California Digital Library

    California Digital Library

    • Software: Extensible Text Framework
    The California Digital Library (CDL) is the University of California's 11th University Library. The CDL was founded to assist the ten University of California libraries in sharing their resources and holdings more effectively, in part through negotiating and acquiring consortial licenses on behalf of the entire University of California libraries system. Its current mission is to support the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the University of California libraries and the communities they serve. Among its programs and services are the Online Archive of California, Calisphere, Counting California, Melvyl (the union catalog of the UC libraries), and the eScholarship Publishing Program, which provides open-access and alternative publication services to the University of California.
    9.50
    2 votes
    49
    Condé Nast Publications

    Condé Nast Publications

    • Software: WIRED Magazine
    Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications, is a magazine publisher. In the U.S., it produces 18 consumer magazines, including Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, GQ, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, as well as four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices. The company, headquartered in New York City, was founded in 1909 by Condé Montrose Nast and has been owned by the Newhouse family since 1959. S.I. “Si” Newhouse Jr. is the chairman and CEO of Advance Publications, Charles H. Townsend is Condé Nast’s chief executive officer and Robert A. Sauerberg is Condé Nast’s president. Condé Nast is largely considered to be the originator of the “lifestyle magazines”, a type of magazines focused on a particular class or interest instead of targeting the largest possible readership. Its magazines focus on a wide range of subjects, including travel, food, home, culture, and other interests, with fashion the larger portion of the company's focus. More recently, Condé Nast has expanded its offerings to include marketing services and consumer-focused products such as apps and licensed merchandise. In 2010, GQ became the first
    9.50
    2 votes
    50
    Fernanda Viegas

    Fernanda Viegas

    • Software: Many Eyes
    Fernanda Bertini Viégas is a Brazilian scientist and designer whose work focuses on the social, collaborative, and artistic aspects of information visualization. Viégas received a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab in 2005. The same year she began work at the Cambridge, Massachusetts location of IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center as part of the Visual Communication Lab. In April 2010, she and Martin M. Wattenberg started a new venture called Flowing Media, Inc., to focus on visualization aimed at consumers and mass audiences. Four months later, both of them joined Google as the co-leaders of the Google's "Big Picture" data visualization group in Cambridge, MA. Viégas began her research while at the MIT Media Lab, focusing on graphical interfaces for online communication. Her Chat Circles system introduced ideas such as proximity-based filtering of conversation and a visual archive of chat history displaying the overall rhythm and form of a conversation. Her email visualization designs (including PostHistory and Themail) are the foundation for many other systems; her findings on how visualizations are often used for storytelling influenced subsequent work on
    9.50
    2 votes
    51
    John Resig

    John Resig

    • Software: jQuery
    John Resig is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur, best known as the creator and lead developer of the jQuery JavaScript library. John Resig currently works as an application developer at Khan Academy. He was a JavaScript tool developer for the Mozilla Corporation. For his work on jQuery he was inducted into the Rochester Institute of Technology's Innovation Hall of Fame on April 30, 2010. Resig has also started or contributed to many other JavaScript libraries, including: Resig is a frequent guest speaker at companies like Google and Yahoo! and has presented at many conferences related to web technology, including SXSW, Webstock, MIX, and Tech4Africa. He is also the author of a widely read blog, ejohn.org, and moderates a large number of 'subreddits' on Reddit. Resig is the author of the book Pro JavaScript Techniques, published by Apress in 2006. As of 2010, he worked on another book for Manning Publications, Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja with Bear Bibeault, which the publisher is planning to release in 2012.
    9.50
    2 votes
    52
    Intel Corporation

    Intel Corporation

    • Software: Intel LANSpool
    Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers. Intel Corporation, founded on July 18, 1968, is a portmanteau of Integrated Electronics (the fact that "intel" is the term for intelligence information was also quite suitable). Intel also makes motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing. Founded by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove, Intel combines advanced chip design capability with a leading-edge manufacturing capability. Though Intel was originally known primarily to engineers and technologists, its "Intel Inside" advertising campaign of the 1990s made it and its Pentium processor household names. Intel was an early developer of SRAM and DRAM memory chips, and
    5.33
    6 votes
    53
    Andrew S. Tanenbaum

    Andrew S. Tanenbaum

    • Software: Minix
    Andrew Stuart "Andy" Tanenbaum (sometimes referred to by the handle ast) (born March 16, 1944) is an American computer scientist and professor of computer science at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He is best known as the author of MINIX, a free Unix-like operating system for teaching purposes, and for his computer science textbooks, regarded as standard texts in the field. He regards his teaching job as his most important work. Since 2004 he has operated a web site dedicated to analysis of polling data in U.S. federal elections. He was born in New York City and grew up in suburban White Plains, New York. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from MIT in 1965. He received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971. Tanenbaum served as a lobbyist for the Sierra Club. He moved to the Netherlands to live with his wife, who is Dutch, but he retains his United States citizenship. He teaches courses about Computer Organization and Operating Systems and supervises the work of Ph.D. candidates at the VU University Amsterdam. He is well recognized for his textbooks on computer science: Operating Systems: Design and Implementation
    7.00
    4 votes
    54
    Larry Wall

    Larry Wall

    Larry Wall (born September 27, 1954) is a computer programmer and author, most widely known for his creation of the Perl programming language in 1987. Wall grew up in south Los Angeles and then Bremerton, Washington before starting higher education at Seattle Pacific University in 1976, majoring in chemistry and music and later Pre-med with a hiatus of several years working in the university's computing center before being graduated with a self-styled bachelor's degree in Natural and Artificial Languages. While in graduate school at UC Berkeley, Wall and his wife were studying linguistics with the intention afterwards of finding an unwritten language, perhaps in Africa, and creating a writing system for it. They would then use this new writing system to translate various texts into the language, among them the Bible. Due to health reasons these plans were cancelled, and they remained in the U.S., where Larry instead joined the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory after he finished graduate school. Wall is the author of the rn Usenet client and the nearly universally used patch program. He has won the International Obfuscated C Code Contest twice and was the recipient of the first Free
    7.00
    4 votes
    55
    Olivetti

    Olivetti

    Olivetti S.p.A. is an Italian manufacturer of computers, printers and other business machines. The company was founded as a typewriter manufacturer in 1908 in Ivrea, near Turin, by Camillo Olivetti. The firm was mainly developed by his son Adriano Olivetti. Olivetti opened its first overseas manufacturing plant in 1930, and its Divisumma electric calculator was launched in 1948. Olivetti produced Italy's first electronic computer, the transistorised Elea 9003, in 1959, and purchased the Underwood Typewriter Company that year. In 1964 the company sold its electronics division to the American company General Electric. It continued to develop new computing products on its own; one of these was Programma 101, the first commercially-produced personal computer. Olivetti was famous for the attention it gave to design: In 1952, the Museum of Modern Art held an exhibit titled "Olivetti: Design in Industry"; today, many Olivetti products are still part of the museum's permanent collection. Another major show, mounted by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1969, toured five other cities. Olivetti was also renowned for the caliber of the architects it engaged to design its factories and
    7.00
    4 votes
    56
    XenSource

    XenSource

    • Software: Xen
    XenSource plays the dual role of leading the open source Xen™ community, while simultaneously selling value-added enterprise solutions based on Xen technology. Founded and run by the original Xen development team, XenSource is committed to nurturing and growing the Xen community, and dedicates a significant amount of its own engineering resources to developing open source technology to maintain the Xen hypervisor's position as the world’s fastest and most secure hypervisor. In addition to its open source efforts, XenSource develops, markets, and sells value-added solutions and services based on the Xen hypervisor, including enterprise grade virtualization infrastructure solutions. These solutions allow enterprises to realize the TCO savings that result from increased server utilization, server consolidation, and reduced complexity in the data center. XenSource is backed by leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sevin Rosen Funds, Accel Partners, and New Enterprise Associates. XenSource is based in Palo Alto, California.
    7.00
    4 votes
    57
    37signals

    37signals

    • Software: Basecamp
    37signals is a privately held web application company based in Chicago, Illinois. The firm was co-founded in 1999 by Jason Fried, Carlos Segura, and Ernest Kim as a web design company. Segura left in 2000 and Kim left in 2003, leaving Fried as the only remaining founder. Since mid-2004, the company's focus has shifted from web design to web application development. Its first commercial application was Basecamp; this was followed by Backpack, Campfire, and Highrise. It maintains two freeware web applications, Ta-Da List and Writeboard. The open source web application framework Ruby on Rails was initially created for internal use at 37signals, before being publicly released in 2004. The company is named for the 37 radio telescope signals identified by astronomer Paul Horowitz as potential messages from extraterrestrial intelligence. In 2006, co-founder Jason Fried was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. The company's initial focus was on website redesign, including work for Panera Bread and Shopping.com. The Meetup.com website was designed by web design service, whereby a single web page would be redesigned for a
    8.00
    3 votes
    58
    Douglas Crockford

    Douglas Crockford

    • Software: JSLint
    Douglas Crockford is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur who is best known for his ongoing involvement in the development of the JavaScript language, for having popularized the data format JSON (JavaScript Object Notation), and for developing various JavaScript related tools such as JSLint and JSMin. He is currently a senior JavaScript architect at PayPal, and is also a writer and speaker on JavaScript, JSON, and related web technologies such as the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI). He earned a degree in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University. Crockford worked on the computerization of media at Atari, Lucasfilm, and Paramount. He became something of a cult figure on video game oriented listservs in the early 1990s after he posted his memoir "The Expurgation of Maniac Mansion" to a videogaming bulletin board; the memoir documented his efforts to censor the computer game Maniac Mansion to Nintendo's satisfaction so that they could release it as a cartridge, and Crockford's mounting frustrations as Nintendo's demands became more obscure and confusing. Together with Randy Farmer and Chip Morningstar, Crockford founded Electric Communities and was its
    8.00
    3 votes
    59
    Hal Abelson

    Hal Abelson

    • Software: Google App Inventor
    Harold (Hal) Abelson is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, a fellow of the IEEE, and is a founding director of both Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation. Abelson holds an A.B. degree from Princeton University and obtained a Ph.D. degree in mathematics from MIT under the tutelage of mathematician Dennis Sullivan. In 1992, Abelson was designated as one of MIT's six inaugural MacVicar Faculty Fellows, in recognition of his significant and sustained contributions to teaching and undergraduate education. Abelson was recipient in 1992 of the Bose Award (MIT's School of Engineering teaching award). Abelson is also the winner of the 1995 Taylor L. Booth Education Award given by IEEE Computer Society, cited for his continued contributions to the pedagogy and teaching of introductory computer science, and the winner of the 2012 ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education. Abelson has a longstanding interest in using computation as a conceptual framework in teaching. He directed the first implementation of Logo for the Apple II, which made the language widely available on personal computers beginning in 1981; and
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    3 votes
    60
    Joe Felsenstein

    Joe Felsenstein

    • Software: PHYLIP
    Joseph "Joe" Felsenstein (born 1942) is Professor in the Departments of Genome Sciences and Biology and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is best known for his work on phylogenetic inference, and is the author of Inferring Phylogenies, and principal author and distributor of the package of phylogenetic inference programs called PHYLIP. Closely related to his work on phylogenetic inference is his introduction of methods for making statistically independent comparisons using phylogenies (Felsenstein, 1985). Felsenstein did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he did undergraduate research under James F. Crow. He then did doctoral work under Richard Lewontin in the 1960s, when he was at the University of Chicago, and did a postdoc at the Institute of Animal Genetics in Edinburgh (working with William_G._Hill) prior to becoming faculty at the University of Washington. In addition to his work in phylogenetics, he is also noted for his work in theoretical population genetics, including studies on selection, migration, linkage, speciation, and the coalescent. Felsenstein is
    8.00
    3 votes
    61
    Open Source Applications Foundation

    Open Source Applications Foundation

    • Software: Chandler
    The Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by Mitch Kapor whose purpose is to effect widespread adoption of free software/open-source software. The mission of the OSAF is stated this way: Chandler Project is a note-to-self organiser designed for personal and small-group task management and calendaring. Chandler Desktop and Chandler Hub (an instance of Chandler Server (Cosmo)) are complementary. Chandler Desktop is written in Python and runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Cosmo architecture diagrams present a Java web application executing within a Java EE servlet container or application server, providing Morse Code, CalDAV, Webcal and Atom services to a variety of clients. In January 2008 Mitch Kapor ended his involvement with the Foundation, stepped down from the Board, and provided transitional funding. In the restructure that followed, Katie Capps Parlante became acting President. There are currently eleven employees with Sheila Mooney as President. Since 2005, OSAF has participated in Google's Summer of Code programs by allowing several interns to work on OSAF projects during the summer. The following is a list of some major
    8.00
    3 votes
    62
    Sinar

    Sinar

    Sinar AG is a Swiss company producing medium format and large format cameras. The name SINAR is explained (in numerous company publications) as an acronym for "Studio, Industrie, Natur, Architektur, Reproduktion", though in an April 2011 company press release, the acronym is explained as "Sach-, Industrie-, Natur-, und Architekturfotografie sowie Reproduktion". (In English it is often seen explained as "Science, Industry, Nature, Art, and Reproduction". The company itself mentions "Still, Industrial, Nature, Architectural and Reproduction photography" in the English version of the April 2011 press release.) Swiss photographer Carl Hans Koch invented the Sinar camera in 1947 due to his dissatisfaction with the imprecise nature of wooden view cameras and the limitations of technical (e.g., Linhof Technika) and field cameras of the day. His main aim was to produce a large format camera of high precision and simple operation, with a system of parts that were readily interchangeable. The Sinar system's versatility is based on the interchangeability of parts as well as a large number of accessories that have been produced over the years. Major components (rails, bellows, lensboards, and
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    3 votes
    63
    Patrick Volkerding

    Patrick Volkerding

    • Software: Slackware
    Patrick Volkerding (born October 20, 1966) is the founder and maintainer of the Slackware Linux distribution. He is the "Slackware Benevolent Dictator for Life." Volkerding earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1993. For a short while, Chris Lumens and others assisted with his work on Slackware. Due to the lack of a continuing revenue stream following the sale of his publisher, Walnut Creek CDROM, to BSDi (which was ultimately sold to Wind River Systems), these people had to be let go. For the last several years Patrick Volkerding has managed Slackware with the help of many volunteers and testers. Volkerding brings out new releases of Slackware roughly once a year. Volkerding is a SubGenius affiliate/member. The use of the word Slack in "Slackware" is a homage to J. R. "Bob" Dobbs: "I'll admit that it was SubGenius inspired. In fact, back in the 2.0 through 3.0 days we used to print a dobbshead on each CD." Volkerding is an avid homebrewer and beer lover. Early versions of Slackware would entreat users to send him a bottle of local beer in appreciation for his work. Volkerding is a Deadhead. As of early April 1994 he had been
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    6 votes
    64
    Brewster Kahle

    Brewster Kahle

    • Software: Wide Area Information Servers
    Brewster Kahle (/ˈkeɪl/ KAYL; born 1960) is an American computer engineer, Internet entrepreneur, internet activist, advocate of universal access to knowledge, and digital librarian. Kahle grew up in Scarsdale, New York, and went to Scarsdale High School. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in computer science and engineering, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. The emphasis of his studies was artificial intelligence; he studied under Marvin Minsky and W. Daniel Hillis. After graduation, he joined Thinking Machines team, where he was the lead engineer on the company's main product, the Connection Machine, for six years (1983–1989). There, he and others developed the WAIS system, the Internet's first publishing and distributed search system and a precursor to the World Wide Web. In 1992, he co-founded, with Bruce Gilliat, WAIS, Inc. (sold to AOL in 1995 for $15 million), and, in 1996, Alexa Internet (sold to Amazon.com in 1999 for $250M of stock). At the same time as he started Alexa, he founded the Internet Archive, which he continues to direct. In 2001, he implemented the Wayback Machine, which allows public
    6.75
    4 votes
    65
    Inktomi Corporation

    Inktomi Corporation

    • Software: Ultraseek Server
    Inktomi Corporation was a California company that provided software for Internet service providers. It was founded in 1996 by UC Berkeley professor Eric Brewer and graduate student Paul Gauthier. The company was initially founded based on the real-world success of the web search engine they developed at the university. After the bursting of the dot-com bubble, Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo! Inktomi's software was incorporated in the widely-used HotBot search engine, which displaced AltaVista as the leading web-crawler-based search engine, itself to be displaced later by Google. In a talk given to a UC Berkeley seminar on Search Engines in October 2005, Eric Brewer credited much of the AltaVista displacement to technical differences of scale. The company went on to develop Traffic Server, a proxy cache for web traffic and on-demand streaming media. Traffic Server found a limited marketplace due to several factors, but was deployed by several large service providers including AOL. One of the things that Traffic Server did was to transcode images down to a smaller size for AOL dialup users, leading many websites to provide special noncacheable pages with the phrase, "AOL Users Click
    6.75
    4 votes
    66
    Simon Peyton Jones

    Simon Peyton Jones

    • Software: Glasgow Haskell Compiler
    Simon Peyton Jones (born in South Africa on 18 January 1958) is a British computer scientist who researches the implementation and applications of functional programming languages, particularly lazy functional programming. He is an honorary Professor of Computer Science at the University of Glasgow and supervises PhD Students at the University of Cambridge. Peyton Jones graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1980, and worked in industry for two years before serving as a lecturer at University College London and, from 1990 to 1998, as a professor at the University of Glasgow. Since 1998 he has worked as a researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England. He is married to Dorothy, a priest in the Church of England, and they have three children. He is a major contributor to the design of the Haskell programming language, and a contributor of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC). He is also co-creator of the C-- programming language, designed for intermediate program representation between the language-specific front-end of a compiler and a general-purpose back-end code generator and optimiser. C-- is used in GHC. He was also a major contributor to the 1999 book Cybernauts
    6.75
    4 votes
    67
    Audrey Tang

    Audrey Tang

    • Software: Pugs
    Audrey Tang (born April 18, 1981; formerly known as Autrijus Tang) is a Taiwanese free software programmer, who has been described as one of the "ten greats of Taiwanese computing." Tang showed an early interest in computers, beginning to learn Perl at age 12. Two years later, she dropped out of high school, unable to adapt to student life. By the year 2000, at the age of 19, she had already held positions in software companies, and worked in California's Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur. In late 2005, Tang began to live life as a woman, changing both her English and Chinese names from male to female ones, and citing a need to "reconcile [her] outward appearance with [her] self-image". Taiwan's Eastern Television reports that she has an IQ of 180. She is a vocal proponent for autodidacticism and individualist anarchism. Tang is best known for initiating and leading the Pugs project, a joint effort from the Haskell and Perl communities to implement the Perl 6 language; she has also made contributions to internationalization and localization efforts for several Free Software programs, including SVK, Request Tracker (for which she also wrote a large portion of the code) and Slash, as
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    2 votes
    68
    Documentum

    Documentum

    • Software: Documentum
    Documentum is an enterprise content management platform, now delivered by EMC Corporation, as well as the name of the software company that originally developed the technology. EMC acquired Documentum for $1.7 billion in December, 2003. The Documentum platform is part of EMC's content management and archiving business unit, one of EMC's four operating divisions. Howard Shao and John Newton founded Documentum in June, 1990. They had worked together at Ingres, one of the leading relational database vendors at the time, and sought to solve unstructured information management problems using relational database technologies. (Unstructured information refers to information that does not have a formal data structure ¬タモ documents, images, audio, video, etc.) With initial backing from Xerox, they developed a customized system for Boeing to organize, store, maintain, and selectively publish the thousands of pages of information for the Boeing 777 training manuals. They developed another customized system for Syntex, a pharmaceutical vendor, to automate the process of assembling New Drug Application (NDA) documents when seeking approval from the FDA. Documentum introduced its Enterprise
    9.00
    2 votes
    69
    The Washington Post Company

    The Washington Post Company

    • Software: Slate.com
    The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) is an American mass media company, best known for owning the newspaper for which it is named, The Washington Post. The company also owns Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses. In addition, the company owns The Slate Group, Express, El Tiempo Latino, The Gazette and Southern Maryland newspapers, The Herald (Everett, WA), Post-Newsweek Stations (Detroit, Houston, Miami, Orlando, San Antonio and Jacksonville), Cable ONE—a cable TV and Internet service provider with subscribers in midwestern, western, and southern states—and Avenue100 Media Solutions, an online lead generation provider. The company previously owned Newsweek and Newsweek.com, but sold the magazine in 2010 after years of financial losses. The Washington Post Company history dates back to 1877, when the Post was first published. The Washington Post Company was incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1889, and remained a District of Columbia corporation until it changed its state of incorporation to Delaware in 2003. It is a public company, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker
    9.00
    2 votes
    70
    Autodesk

    Autodesk

    • Software: Autodesk Inventor
    Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that focuses on 3D design software for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries. The company was founded in 1982 by John Walker, a coauthor of the first versions of the company's flagship CAD software product AutoCAD, and 12 others. Autodesk software has been used in the design of everything from the New York Freedom Tower to Tesla electric cars. Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California and features a gallery of its customers' work in its San Francisco building. In March 2008 Autodesk was named number 25 on Fast Company's list of "The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies." The company is often seen as a bellwether for the broader economy because its software is used in many major global construction projects and the manufacturing of new products. Autodesk became best known for AutoCAD but now develops a broad range of software for design, engineering, and entertainment as well as a line of software for consumers, including Sketchbook, Homestyler, and Pixlr. The company makes educational versions of its software available free to qualified students and
    7.67
    3 votes
    71
    Ivan Sutherland

    Ivan Sutherland

    • Software: Sketchpad
    Ivan Edward Sutherland (born May 16, 1938) is an American computer scientist and Internet pioneer. He received the Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery in 1988 for the invention of Sketchpad, an early predecessor to the sort of graphical user interface that has become ubiquitous in personal computers. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, as well as the National Academy of Sciences among many other major awards. Sutherland earned his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), his Master's degree from Caltech, and his Ph.D. from MIT in EECS in 1963. He invented Sketchpad, an innovative program that influenced alternative forms of interaction with computers. Sketchpad could accept constraints and specified relationships among segments and arcs, including the diameter of arcs. It could draw both horizontal and vertical lines and combine them into figures and shapes. Figures could be copied, moved, rotated, or resized, retaining their basic properties. Sketchpad also had the first window-drawing program and clipping algorithm, which allowed zooming. Sketchpad ran on the
    7.67
    3 votes
    72
    ESPN

    ESPN

    • Software: ESPN Sportcenter
    ESPN is an American global cable television network focusing on sports-related programming including live and recorded event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming. Its name derives from Entertainment and Sports Programming Network. Founded by Bill Rasmussen, his son Scott Rasmussen and Aetna insurance agent Ed Eagan, it launched on September 7, 1979, under the direction of Chet Simmons, the network's President and CEO (and later the United States Football League's first commissioner). The Getty Oil Company provided funding to begin the new venture via executive Stuart Evey. John Skipper is ESPN's current president, a position he has held since January 1, 2012. ESPN's signature telecast, SportsCenter, debuted with the network and aired its 50,000th episode on September 13, 2012. ESPN broadcasts primarily from its studios in Bristol, Connecticut. The network also operates offices in Miami; New York City; Seattle; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Los Angeles. The Los Angeles office, from which the late-night edition of SportsCenter is now broadcast, opened at L.A. Live in early 2009. While ESPN is one of the most successful sports networks, it has not been free
    10.00
    1 votes
    73
    Hayes Microcomputer Products

    Hayes Microcomputer Products

    Hayes Microcomputer Products was a U.S.-based manufacturer of modems. They are particularly well known for their Smartmodem, which introduced the ability to control the modem through commands sent in the data stream itself. The "smart modem" approach dramatically simplified operation, making modems a practical device for a much wider audience. Today almost all modems still use a variant of the Hayes command set introduced in the Smartmodem. Dennis C. Hayes left the Georgia Institute of Technology in the mid-1970s to work at an early data communications company, National Data Corp, a company that handled electronic money transfers and credit card authorizations. Hayes' job was to set up modem connections for NDC's customers. At the time, modems generally came in two "flavors", one for the end-user that required the user to dial the phone manually and use an acoustic coupler for connection, and another dedicated to answering incoming calls that was intended for use on the minicomputer or mainframe the user was calling. No single modem offered all of these features, at least not at a price-point that would be attractive to non-business users. Hayes was a computer hobbyist, and felt
    10.00
    1 votes
    74
    Jean L. Graef

    Jean L. Graef

    • Software: FileMaker
    Jean Graef founded the Montague Institute in 1992 shortly after seeing a demonstration of the Internet. As a professional librarian with a background in automated systems, she immediately saw the Internet's potential as a global networking standard that would eliminate the costs and delays of proprietary systems. As a business person, she recognized the opportunity to provide new tools, techniques, and training for information professionals and their clients. The Institute is named for the town of Montague Center, Massachusetts, where its office was founded.
    10.00
    1 votes
    75
    MB Technologies

    MB Technologies

    • Software: Bindows

    Based in Warner Robins, Georgia, MB Technologies was formed in March 2002 by veteran software entrepreneurs with over 25 years experience working and innovating together. Over the past few years we developed several big software projects. These are being used by quite a substantial customer base.

    In addition to the development of the Bindows product line, we specialize in military business intelligence and analysis applications, and have developed proof-of-concepts Bindows™ applications for MICAP (Mission incapable), Aircraft Fleet Scheduling and IMS (Integrated Master Schedule - automatic scheduling of maintenance activities).

    The Bindows™ development toolkit and the I-See™ business intelligence software are probably the only technologies developed from the ground-up to be fully compatible with the GCSS (Global Combat Support System) requirements and they presents a quantum leap in time to knowledge and network efficiency.

    The latest exciting and innovative technology to come out from MB Technologies is InfiView - a platform for developing interactive, dynamic and infinite graphical Ajax maps and diagrams.

    MB Technologies is privately held and operationally funded.

    MB Technologies concentrate it business on Government and large corporations.

    10.00
    1 votes
    76
    Netscape

    Netscape

    • Software: Netscape 5
    Netscape Communications (formerly known as Netscape Communications Corporation and commonly known as Netscape) is a US computer services company, best known for Netscape Navigator, its web browser. When it was an independent company, its headquarters were in Mountain View, California. Netscape's web browser was once dominant in terms of usage share, but lost most of that share to Internet Explorer during the first browser war. The usage share of Netscape had fallen from over 90-percent in the mid 1990s to less than one-percent by the end of 2006. Netscape is credited with developing the Secure Sockets Layer Protocol (SSL) for securing online communication, which is still widely used, as well as JavaScript, the most widely used language for client-side scripting of web pages. Netscape stock traded from 1995 until 1999 when it was acquired by AOL in a pooling-of-interests transaction ultimately worth US$10 billion. Shortly before its acquisition by AOL, Netscape released the source code for its browser and created the Mozilla Organization to coordinate future development of its product. The Mozilla Organization rewrote the entire browser's source code based on the Gecko rendering
    10.00
    1 votes
    77
    NorduGrid

    NorduGrid

    • Software: Advanced Resource Connector
    NorduGrid is a collaboration aiming at development, maintenance and support of the free Grid middleware, known as the Advanced Resource Connector (ARC). The name NorduGrid first became known in 2001 as short for the project called "Nordic Testbed for Wide Area Computing and Data Handling" funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers via the Nordunet2 programme. That project's main goal was to set up a prototype of a distributed computing infrastructure (a testbed), aiming primarily at the needs of the High Energy Physics researchers in the ATLAS experiment. Following evaluation of the then existing Grid technology solutions, NorduGrid developers came up with an alternative software architecture. It was implemented and demonstrated in May 2002, and soon became known as the NorduGrid Middleware. In 2004 this middleware solution was given a proper name, the Advanced Resource Connector (ARC). Until May 2003, NorduGrid headquarters were in the Niels Bohr Institute; at the 5th NorduGrid Workshop it was decided to move them to the Oslo University. The present-day formal collaboration was established in 2005 by five Nordic academic institutes (Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark,
    10.00
    1 votes
    78
    Rob Pike

    Rob Pike

    • Software: Plumber
    Robert C. Pike (born 1956) is a Canadian software engineer and author. He is best known for his work at Bell Labs, where he was a member of the Unix team and was involved in the creation of the Plan 9 from Bell Labs and Inferno operating systems, as well as the Limbo programming language. He also co-developed the Blit graphical terminal for Unix; before that he wrote the first window system for Unix in 1981. Pike is the sole inventor named in AT&T's US patent 4,555,775 or "backing store patent" that is part of the X graphic system protocol and one of the first software patents. Over the years Pike has written many text editors; sam and acme are the most well known and are still in active use and development. Pike, with Brian Kernighan, is the co-author of The Practice of Programming and The Unix Programming Environment. With Ken Thompson he is the co-creator of UTF-8. Pike also developed lesser systems such as the vismon program for displaying images of faces of email authors. Pike also appeared once on Late Night with David Letterman, as a technical assistant to the comedy duo Penn and Teller. As a joke Pike claims to have won the 1980 Olympic silver medal in Archery; however,
    10.00
    1 votes
    79
    MetaQuotes Software

    MetaQuotes Software

    • Software: TeamWox
    MetaQuotes Software Corp is a software company that produces online trading platform MetaTrader 4 more commonly known as MT4. It specializing in the development of software for financial markets and is registered in Cyprus but founded and primarily based in Russia. The companies main focus is on Forex market trading software with its trading platform MetaTrader being used in over 450 brokerage companies and banks all over the world. MetaQuotes Software Corporation was established in 2000 in Russia with the launch of FX Charts an online charting package used for margin FX trading. It became popular with traders as it could be run on a standard PC running Windows and did not require dedicated and expensive equipment. In 2001 it released its second major revision of application MetaQuotes which expanded the range of instruments that could be traded. In addition to currencies it also included support for the newly emerging CFDs (Contracts for difference). In addition, the application allowed users to write their own trading programs and strategies using its own MetaQuotes Language (MQL). This substantially increase the flexibility and utility of the client trading palatform. In early
    6.50
    4 votes
    80
    Corel

    Corel

    • Software: WinDVD
    Corel Corporation (from the abbreviation "Cowpland Research Laboratory") is a software company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, that specializes in graphics processing. It is known for producing software titles such as CorelDRAW, for having acquired Jasc Software, developers of Paint Shop Pro, in October 2004, and other major companies and products such as Ulead Systems and WordPerfect. Corel was founded by Michael Cowpland in 1985, as a research laboratory. The company had great success early in the high-tech boom of the 1990s with the product CorelDRAW (being one of the three killer apps of OS/2), and became, for a time, the biggest software company in Canada. In 1996 it acquired Novell WordPerfect and started competing with the thought of being "Pepsi to Microsoft's Coke" as Microsoft Word was the top-used word processing software at the time. Corel's job was made significantly more difficult due to Microsoft's strategy to push pre-loaded copies of Word onto new computers. In August 2000 Cowpland was accused of insider trading and left. A new board of directors was then appointed and Derek Burney Jr., announced that the product line would be split into several brands—DeepWhite,
    8.50
    2 votes
    81
    Martin Fowler

    Martin Fowler

    Martin Fowler is an author and international speaker on software development, specializing in object-oriented analysis and design, UML, patterns, and agile software development methodologies, including extreme programming. Fowler started working with software in the early 1980s and has written six books on the topic of software development (see Publications). In March 2000, he became Chief Scientist at ThoughtWorks, a systems integration and consulting company. Fowler is a member of the Agile Alliance and helped create the Manifesto for Agile Software Development in 2001, along with more than 15 co-authors. He maintains a bliki, a mix of blog and wiki. He popularized the term Dependency Injection as a form of Inversion of Control. Fowler was born in Walsall, England, and lived in London a decade before moving to United States in 1994. He lives near Boston, Massachusetts in the suburb of Melrose. He went to Queen Mary's Grammar School for his secondary education.
    8.50
    2 votes
    82
    National Public Radio

    National Public Radio

    • Software: NPR Mobile
    NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programming. Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR programs that are produced. Most public radio stations broadcast a mixture of NPR programs, content from rival providers American Public Media, Public Radio International and Public Radio Exchange, and locally produced programs. NPR's flagships are two drive time news broadcasts, Morning Edition and the afternoon All Things Considered; both are carried by most NPR member stations, and are two of the most popular radio programs in the country. NPR manages the Public Radio Satellite System, which distributes NPR programs and other programming from independent producers and networks such as American Public Media and Public Radio International. Its content is also available on-demand via the web, mobile, and podcasts. National Public Radio replaced the National Educational Radio Network on February 26, 1970, following congressional passage of the
    8.50
    2 votes
    83
    Bram Cohen

    Bram Cohen

    Bram Cohen (born October 12, 1975) is an American computer programmer, best known as the author of the peer-to-peer (P2P) BitTorrent protocol, as well as the first file sharing program to use the protocol, also known as BitTorrent. He is also the co-founder of CodeCon, organizer of the San Francisco Bay Area P2P-hackers meeting, and the co-author of Codeville. Cohen grew up in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City as the son of a teacher and computer scientist. He claimed he learned the BASIC programming language at age 5 on his family's Timex Sinclair computer. Cohen passed the American Invitational Mathematics Examination to qualify for the United States of America Mathematical Olympiad (USAMO) while he attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He graduated from Stuyvesant in 1993 and attended SUNY Buffalo. He later dropped out of college to work for several dot com companies throughout the mid to late 1990s, the last being MojoNation, an ambitious but ill-fated project he worked on with Jim McCoy. MojoNation allows people to break up confidential files into encrypted chunks and distribute those pieces on computers also running the software. If someone wanted to
    7.33
    3 votes
    84
    F-Secure

    F-Secure

    F-Secure Corporation (formerly Data Fellows) is an anti-virus and computer security and computer software company based in Helsinki, Finland. The company has 20 country offices and a presence in more than 100 countries, with Security Lab operations in Helsinki, Finland and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Through more 200 operator partners globally, millions of broadband customer use F-Secure services. F-Secure Corp. is publicly traded on the Helsinki Stock Exchange under the symbol FSC1V. F-Secure claims that it was the first antivirus vendor to establish a presence on the World Wide Web. The F-Secure Labs weblog tracks global internet and mobile security threats. F-Secure has been listed twice, 2003 and 2006, on "Finland's best places to work" list published by Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. Technology Academy of Finland named Pirkka Palomäki, F-Secure's Chief Technology Officer, as CTO of the Year 2011. F-Secure was first established under the name Data Fellows by Petri Allas and Risto Siilasmaa in 1988. Data Fellows trained computer users and built customized databases. Three years later, the company launched its first major software project and developed the first heuristic
    7.33
    3 votes
    85
    Linus Torvalds

    Linus Torvalds

    • Software: Git
    Linus Benedict Torvalds (Swedish: [ˈliːn.ɵs ˈtuːr.valds] ( listen); born December 28, 1969) is a Finnish American software engineer and hacker, who was the principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel. He later became the chief architect of the Linux kernel, and now acts as the project's coordinator. He also created the revision control system Git. He was honored, along with Shinya Yamanaka, with the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize by the Technology Academy Finland "in recognition of his creation of a new open source operating system for computers leading to the widely used Linux kernel". Torvalds was born in Helsinki, Finland. He is the son of journalists Anna and Nils Torvalds, and the grandson of poet Ole Torvalds. Both of his parents were campus radicals at the University of Helsinki in the 1960s. His family belongs to the Swedish-speaking minority (5.5% of Finland's population). Torvalds was named after Linus Pauling, the Nobel Prize-winning American chemist, although in the book Rebel Code: Linux and the Open Source Revolution, Torvalds is quoted as saying, "I think I was named equally for Linus the Peanuts cartoon character", noting that this makes him half
    7.33
    3 votes
    86
    Pixar

    Pixar

    • Software: PhotoRealistic RenderMan
    Pixar Animation Studios, or simply Pixar (/ˈpɪksɑr/, stylized PIXAR), is an American computer-animated film studio based in Emeryville, California. The studio is best known for its CGI-animated feature films created with PhotoRealistic RenderMan, its own implementation of the industry-standard RenderMan image-rendering application programming interface used to generate high-quality images. Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the computer division of Lucasfilm before its spinout as a corporation in 1986 with funding by Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, who became its majority shareholder. The Walt Disney Company bought Pixar in 2006 at a valuation of $7.4 billion, a transaction which made Jobs Disney's largest shareholder. Pixar has produced thirteen feature films, beginning with Toy Story in 1995. It was followed by A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), The Incredibles (2004), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), WALL-E (2008), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Cars 2 (2011), and Brave (2012). Twelve of the films have received both critical and financial success, with the notable exception being Cars 2, which, while
    7.33
    3 votes
    87
    Stanford University

    Stanford University

    • Software: blacklight
    The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto. It is situated in the northwestern Silicon Valley, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of San Jose and 37 miles (60 km) southeast of San Francisco. Leland Stanford, Governor and Senator of California and leading railroad tycoon, and his wife Jane Lathrop Stanford founded the university in 1891 in honor of their son, Leland Stanford, Jr., who died of typhoid two months before his 16th birthday. The university was established as a coeducational and nondenominational institution. Tuition was free until the 1930s. The university struggled financially after the senior Stanford's 1893 death and after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would become known as Silicon Valley. By 1970, Stanford was home to a linear accelerator, and was one of the original four ARPANET nodes (precursor to
    7.33
    3 votes
    88
    Terry Winograd

    Terry Winograd

    • Software: SHRDLU
    Terry Allen Winograd (born February 24, 1946, Takoma Park, Maryland) is an American professor of computer science at Stanford University, and co-director of the Stanford Human-Computer Interaction Group. He is known within the philosophy of mind and artificial intelligence fields for his work on natural language using the SHRDLU program. SHRDLU was written as a PhD thesis at MIT in the years from 1968-70. In making the program Winograd was concerned with the problem of providing a computer with sufficient "understanding" to be able to use natural language. Winograd built a blocks world, restricting the program's intellectual world to a simulated "world of toy blocks". The program could accept commands such as, "Find a block which is taller than the one you are holding and put it into the box" and carry out the requested action using a simulated block-moving arm. The program could also respond verbally, for example, "I do not know which block you mean." The SHRDLU program can be viewed historically as one of the classic examples of how difficult it is for a programmer to build up a computer's semantic memory by hand and how limited or "brittle" such programs are. In 1973, Winograd
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    89
    The New York Times Company

    The New York Times Company

    • Software: The New York Times
    The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) is an American media company best known as the publisher of its namesake, The New York Times. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr. has served as Chairman of the Board since 1997. It is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The company was founded by Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones in New York City. The first edition of the newspaper The New York Times, published on September 18, 1851, stated: "We publish today the first issue of the New-York Daily Times, and we intend to issue it every morning (Sundays excepted) for an indefinite number of years to come." The company also owns the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, and several related media properties, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com, and About.com. Since 1967, the company has been publicly traded and listed on the New York Stock Exchange by the symbol NYT. While it offers two kinds of shares of its stock, Class A and Class B, Class B shares are not publicly traded. The Class B shares provide a mechanism by which the descendants of Adolph Ochs, who purchased The New York Times newspaper in 1896, maintain control of the company by holding nearly 90 percent of this
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    90
    Mike Love

    Mike Love

    • Software: Thing has
    Michael Edward "Mike" Love (born March 15, 1941) is an American singer/songwriter musician with The Beach Boys. He is a founding member of the band along with his cousins Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, and their friend Al Jardine, and continues to write, record and perform with the band to the present day. Love's lyrical contributions to hit songs for the Beach Boys included "Surfin' Safari", "I Get Around", and the Billboard Number 1's, "Good Vibrations and "Kokomo." In 1988, he, along with the other founding members of the Beach Boys, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mike Love's mother, Emily (known as "Glee") Wilson was the sister of Mary and Murry Wilson, a family resident in Los Angeles since the early 1920s. Glee married Edwin Milton Love, the son of the founder of the Love Sheet Metal Company, in 1938. Michael Edward, the first of six children, was born in the suburb of Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, in 1941; thereafter the family moved to the upmarket View Park area. Mike attended Dorsey High School, graduating in 1959. Unsure of a career direction, he pumped gas and briefly joined his father's company, whose fortunes dramatically declined in the late 1950s.
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    91
    Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    • Software: IRIS GL
    Silicon Graphics, Inc. (commonly initialised to SGI, historically sometimes referred to as Silicon Graphics Computer Systems or SGCS) was a manufacturer of high-performance computing solutions, including computer hardware and software, founded in 1981 by Jim Clark. Its initial market was 3D graphics display terminals, but its products, strategies and market positions evolved significantly over time. Initial systems were based on the Geometry Engine that Clark and Marc Hannah had developed at Stanford University, and were derived from Clark's broader background in computer graphics. The Geometry Engine was the first very-large-scale integration (VLSI) implementation of a geometry pipeline, specialized hardware that accelerated the "inner-loop" geometric computations needed to display three-dimensional images. SGI was headquartered in Mountain View, California; it was originally incorporated as a California corporation in November 1981, and reincorporated as a Delaware corporation in January 1990. On April 1, 2009, SGI filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announced that it would sell substantially all of its assets to Rackable Systems, a deal finalized on May 11, 2009, with
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    92
    Andrew Tridgell

    Andrew Tridgell

    • Software: Rsync
    Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell (born 28 February 1967) is an Australian computer programmer best known as the author of and contributor to the Samba file server, and co-inventor of the rsync algorithm. He is known for his analysis of complex proprietary protocols and algorithms, to allow compatible free and open source software implementations. Tridgell was a major developer of the Samba software, analysing the Server Message Block protocol used for workgroup and network file sharing by Microsoft Windows products. He developed the talloc hierarchical memory allocator, originally as part of Samba. For his PhD thesis, he co-developed rsync, including the rsync algorithm, a highly efficient file transfer and synchronization tool. He also was the original author of rzip, which uses a similar algorithm to rsync. He is the author of KnightCap, a reinforcement-learning based chess engine. Tridgell was also a leader in hacking the TiVo to make it work in Australia, which uses the PAL video format. In April 2005, Tridgell tried to produce free software (now known as SourcePuller) that interoperated with the BitKeeper source code repository. This was cited as the reason that BitMover revoked a
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    93
    ATI Technologies

    ATI Technologies

    • Software: ATI Catalyst Drivers
    ATI Technologies Inc. was a semiconductor technology corporation based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, that specialized in the development of graphics processing units and chipsets. Founded in 1985 as Array Technologies Industry, the company was listed publicly in 1993 and was acquired by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in 2006. As a major fabrication-less or fabless semiconductor company, ATI conducted research and development in-house and outsourced the manufacturing and assembly of its products. ATI and its chief rival Nvidia emerged as the two dominant players in the graphics processors industry, eventually forcing other manufacturers into niche roles. The acquisition of ATI in 2006 was important to AMD's strategic development of its Fusion generation of computer processors, which integrated general processing abilities with graphics processing functions within a single chip. Since 2010, the ATI brand name is no longer used for any of AMD's graphics processor products. Lee Ka Lau, Benny Lau, and Kwok Yuen Ho founded ATI in 1985 as Array Technologies Incorporated. Working primarily in the OEM field, ATI produced integrated graphics cards for PC manufacturers such as IBM and Commodore.
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    94
    Crypton Future Media

    Crypton Future Media

    • Software: Hatsune Miku
    Crypton Future Media, Inc. (クリプトン・フューチャー・メディア株式会社, Kuriputon Fyūchā Media Kabushikigaisha), or Crypton, is a media company based in Sapporo, Japan. It develops, imports, and sells products for music, such as sound generator software, sampling CDs and DVDs, and sound effect and background music libraries. The company also provides services of online shopping, online community, and mobile content. Crypton started business importing audio products in 1995, and has been involved in the development, import, and sales of sampling CDs and DVDs, sound effect and background music libraries, and musical synthesizer applications. Its main business partners in Japan include musical instrument shops, computer stores, and software distributors. The company has licensed software to the following organizations: Crypton also operates a number of Japanese mobile websites, mainly for i-mode of NTT docomo, EZweb of au by KDDI, and Yahoo! Keitai of SoftBank Mobile, to distribute ringtones, sound effects, and voice ringtones (chaku-voice), including: Crypton imports products from more than 50 international suppliers based in Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Russia, South
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    95
    Agfa-Gevaert

    Agfa-Gevaert

    Agfa-Gevaert N.V. (Agfa) (Euronext: AGFB, FWB: AGE) is a Belgian multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, and distributes analogue and digital imaging products and systems, as well as IT solutions. The company has three divisions. Agfa Graphics offers integrated prepress and industrial inkjet systems to the printing and graphics industries. Agfa HealthCare supplies hospitals and other care organizations with imaging products and systems, as well as information systems. Agfa Specialty Products supplies products to various industrial markets. It is part of the Agfa Materials organization. In addition to the Agfa Specialty Products activities, Agfa Materials also supplies film and related products to Agfa Graphics and Agfa HealthCare. In the past, Agfa film and cameras were prominent consumer products. However, in 2004, the consumer imaging division was sold to a company founded via management buyout. AgfaPhoto GmbH, as the new company was called, filed for bankruptcy after just one year. The brands are now licensed to other companies by AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH, a holding firm. Following this sale, Agfa-Gevaert's commerce today is 100% business-to-business. Headquartered
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    96
    Maxis

    Maxis

    Maxis is an American company founded as an independent video game developer in 1987. It is currently a subsidiary of Electronic Arts (EA), and serves as one of the four major labels of the company. Maxis is the creator of one of the best-selling computer games of all time, The Sims and its first sequel, The Sims 2. These titles and their related products are the brand's most popular and successful lines. Most Maxis titles are simulation-based, though none are considered traditional simulations. Maxis founder Will Wright likens them to "digital dollhouses." Maxis has also released games developed by other production houses, such as A-Train and SimTower. Maxis was founded in 1987 by Will Wright and Jeff Braun to help publish SimCity on home computers. Before then, the game was only available on a limited basis on the Commodore 64 due to few publishers showing any interest in porting it. The reason for this is because SimCity wasn't a traditional game that had definite "win" and "lose" conditions. The title went on to become, statistically, one of the most popular and successful video games of all time. The SimCity series has spawned multiple sequels and spinoffs. Following the broad
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    4 votes
    97
    National Center for Supercomputing Applications

    National Center for Supercomputing Applications

    • Software: Mosaic
    The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is an American state-federal partnership to develop and deploy national-scale cyberinfrastructure that advances science and engineering. NCSA operates as a unit of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, although it provides high-performance computing resources to researchers across the country. Support for NCSA comes from the National Science Foundation, the state of Illinois, the University of Illinois, business and industry partners, and other federal agencies. NCSA provides leading-edge computing, data storage, and visualization resources. NCSA computational and data environment implements a multi-architecture hardware strategy, deploying both clusters and shared memory systems to support high-end users and communities on the architectures best-suited to their requirements. Nearly 1,360 scientists, engineers and students used the computing and data systems at NCSA to support research in more than 830 projects. A list of NCSA hardware is available at NCSA Capabilities. In 2007, NCSA was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to build "Blue Waters", a supercomputer capable of performing 1 quadrillion
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    4 votes
    98
    Apple Inc.

    Apple Inc.

    • Software: Cyberdog
    Apple Inc., (NASDAQ: AAPL) formerly Apple Computer Inc., is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. The company's best-known hardware products include Macintosh computers, the iPod and the iPhone. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system, the iTunes media browser, the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software, the iWork suite of productivity software, and Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products. The company operates more than 250 retail stores in nine countries and an online store where hardware and software products are sold.
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    2 votes
    99
    Digital Equipment Corporation

    Digital Equipment Corporation

    • Software: ALL-IN-1
    Digital Equipment Corporation was a major American company in the computer industry and a leading vendor of computer systems, software and peripherals from the 1960s to the 1990s. Also known as DEC and using the trademark DIGITAL, its PDP and VAX products were the most successful (in terms of sales) minicomputers. From 1957 until 1992 its headquarters was located in a former wool mill at Clock Tower Place, Maynard, Massachusetts. DEC was acquired in June 1998 by Compaq, which subsequently merged with Hewlett-Packard in May 2002. Some parts of DEC, notably the compiler business and the Hudson, Massachusetts facility, were sold to Intel. Digital Equipment Corporation should not be confused with the unrelated companies Digital Research, Inc or Western Digital (despite the latter manufacturing the LSI-11 chipsets used in DEC's low end PDP-11/03 computers). Initially focusing on the small-end of the computer market allowed DEC to grow without its potential competitors making serious efforts to compete with them. Their PDP series of machines became popular in the 1960s, especially the PDP-8, widely considered to be the first successful minicomputer. Looking to simplify and update their
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    2 votes
    100
    Eindhoven University of Technology

    Eindhoven University of Technology

    • Software: Sequoia view
    The Eindhoven University of Technology is a university of technology located in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Its motto is Mens agitat molem (The mind brings matter into motion). The university was the second of its kind in the Netherlands, only Delft University of Technology existed previously. Until mid-1980 it was known as the Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven (abbr. THE). In 2011 QS World University Rankings placed Eindhoven at 146th internationally, but 61st globally for Engineering & IT. Furthermore, in 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) rankings, TU/e was placed at the 52-75 bucket internationally in Engineering/Technology and Computer Science (ENG) category and at 34th place internationally in the Computer Science subject field. The Eindhoven University of Technology was founded as the Technische Hogeschool Eindhoven (THE) on 23 June 1956 by the Dutch government. It was the second institute of its kind in the Netherlands, preceded only by the Delft University of Technology. It is located on its own campus in the center of Eindhoven, just north of the central station. It is currently home to about 240 professors, 7200 students, 250 PDEng-students, 600 Ph.D. students,
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    2 votes
    101
    Jive Software

    Jive Software

    • Software: Openfire Server
    Jive Software is a software company in the social business software industry based in Palo Alto, California. Founded in 2001, Jive maintains additional offices in Portland, OR; Boulder, CO; Frankfurt, Germany; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Reading, UK. Jive's flagship product is also named Jive (though the product was formerly named Clearspace, then Jive SBS, then Jive Engage). The software Jive combines collaboration, community and social features. Jive SBS 4.5 was announced and released on June 8, 2010, adding microblogging, enterprise IM and support for OpenSocial. SBS 4.0 was announced and released on October 28, 2009, adding Mobile (iPhone, BlackBerry) features, a connection module for Microsoft Office, and an expansion on the cloud-based data analytics and reporting features first introduced in SBS 3.0. In June 2009, SAP and Jive announced that they agreed to integrate SAP's BusinessObjects BI OnDemand software with Jive's community and collaboration platform. At the end of 2009, Jive posted a record 85% percent increase in revenue in addition to securing $12 million in Series B funding from Sequoia Capital. On January 7, 2010 Jive acquired Colorado-based social monitoring company
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    102
    Oracle Corporation

    Oracle Corporation

    • Software: Oracle Database
    Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation that specializes in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products – particularly database management systems. Headquartered at 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, Redwood City, California, United States and employing approximately 113,644 people worldwide as of 30 June 2012 (2012 -06-30), it has enlarged its share of the software market through organic growth and through a number of high-profile acquisitions. Oracle is the third-largest software maker by revenue, after Microsoft and IBM. The company also builds tools for database development and systems of middle-tier software, enterprise resource planning software (ERP), customer relationship management software (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) software. Larry Ellison, a co-founder of Oracle Corporation, has served as Oracle's CEO throughout its history. He also served as the Chairman of the Board until his replacement by Jeffrey O. Henley in 2004. On August 22, 2008, the Associated Press ranked Ellison as the top-paid chief executive in the world. Ellison took inspiration from the 1970 paper written by
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    103
    Raytheon

    Raytheon

    Raytheon Company is a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics. It was previously involved in corporate and special-mission aircraft until early 2007. Raytheon is the world's largest producer of guided missiles. Established in 1922, the company reincorporated in 1928 and adopted its present name in 1959. The company has around 72,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of approximately US$25 billion. More than 90% of Raytheon's revenues were obtained from military contracts and, as of 2007, it was the fifth-largest military contractor in the world, and is the fourth largest defense contractor in the United States by revenue. Raytheon Headquarters was moved from Lexington, Massachusetts to Waltham, Massachusetts on October 27, 2003. The company was previously headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1922–1928, Newton, Massachusetts from 1928–1941, Waltham from 1941–1961, Lexington from 1961–2003, and back to Waltham from 2003 onwards. In 1922, two former Tufts engineering college roommates Laurence K. Marshall and Vannevar Bush, along with scientist Charles G.
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    104
    Red Hat Software

    Red Hat Software

    • Software: Fedora Core
    Corporate Fact Sheet for Red Hat Profile: Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices worldwide. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high-quality, low-cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system platforms along with middleware, applications, and management solutions, as well as support, training, and consulting services to customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long-term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with a focus on security and ease of management. Red Hat's mission: To be the defining technology company of the 21st century. Founded: 1993 Number of Employees: Approximately 2000 worldwide Ownership: Publicly held (NYSE:RHT) as of August, 1999 Website: www.redhat.com Headquarters: Varsity Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 754-3700 Over 50 offices worldwide including locations in: Australia
    Brazil
    Canada
    China
    France
    Germany
    Hong Kong
    India
    Ireland Italy
    Japan
    Korea
    Malaysia
    Singapore
    Spain
    Sweden
    United Kingdom
    United States Management: Matthew J. Szulik
    Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President Charlie Peters
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Alex Pinchev
    Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales Paul Cormier
    Executive Vice President, Engineering Joanne Rohde
    Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations Michael Cunningham
    General Counsel Timothy Yeaton
    Senior Vice President, Marketing DeLisa Alexander
    Vice President, Human Capital Solutions: Red Hat offers a comprehensive line of software subscriptions, services, and support, making it the leading resource for open source solutions. Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    The foundation for open source computing in the enterprise. Offered in products that span the desktop to the data center.
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS for high-end and mission-critical systems
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES for small/mid-range servers
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS for technical/design workstation clients
    • Red Hat Desktop for secure, managed clients
    Red Hat Network
    The complete systems management platform for Linux. Currently featuring three modules:
    • Update
    • Management
    • Provisioning
    Red Hat infrastructure solutions
    Extend the benefits of open source beyond the operating system:
    • Red Hat Global File System
    • Red Hat Cluster Suite
    • Red Hat Developer Suite
    JBoss solutions
    The global leader in open source middleware software:
    • JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite
    • JBoss Application Server
    • Hibernate
    • JBoss Subscription
    Key customers: Red Hat customers include enterprise organizations, academic and research institutions, and local, state and federal governments. Among our enterprise customers: Amazon.com, AOL, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse First Boston, DreamWorks, Lithonia Lighting, VeriSign, Charles Schwab, Lehman Brothers, UBS Warburg, Morgan Stanley, and Goodyear. Key partners: IBM, Dell, HP, Oracle, Sun, Fujitsu, Intel, NEC, Hitachi, BEA Key Awards:
    • CIO Insight Magazine's Most Valued Vendor, 2006
    • CIO Insight Magazine's Most Valued Vendor, 2005
    • June 2002, CNET survey - more than 2,200 IT professionals were asked which companies would be most relevant to their business in the next five years. They ranked Red Hat #2. Ahead of IBM, Sun, Dell, Cisco, HP, Oracle, Apple.
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    105
    The Weather Channel

    The Weather Channel

    • Software: The Weather Channel
    The Weather Channel (TWC) is an American cable and satellite television network that, since May 2, 1982, broadcasts weather forecasts and weather-related news, along with entertainment programming related to weather such as Storm Stories, 24 hours a day. In addition to its programming on the cable channel, TWC also provides forecasts for terrestrial and satellite radio stations, newspapers, and websites, and maintains an extensive online presence at weather.com. Content from The Weather Channel is available for purchase from the NBCUniversal Archives. The Weather Channel debuted its high-definition simulcast on September 26, 2007. It has its headquarters in the Cumberland area of metro Atlanta, Georgia, in unincorporated Cobb County near the intersection of Interstates 75 and 285. The Weather Channel was founded in 1981 by John Coleman and Frank Batten. It was launched on May 2, 1982. The Weather Channel uses special proprietary equipment that inserts local weather forecast and warning information if it is viewed on a cable TV system. The original Weather Star technology has been upgraded on larger cable systems to the IntelliStar, including Vocal Local to announce the current
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    106
    Dan Bricklin

    Dan Bricklin

    • Software: WikiCalc
    Daniel Singer "Dan" Bricklin (born 16 July 1951), often referred to as “The Father of the Spreadsheet”, is the American co-creator, with Bob Frankston, of the VisiCalc spreadsheet program. He also founded Software Garden, Inc., of which he is currently president, and Trellix Corporation, which is currently owned by Web.com. Bricklin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, where he attended Akiba Hebrew Academy during his high school years. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973, where he was a resident of Bexley Hall. He began his college career as a mathematics major, but soon switched to computer science. Upon graduating from MIT, Bricklin worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) until 1976, when he began working for FasFax, a cash register manufacturer. In 1977, he decided to return to school, and he earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University in 1979. While a student at Harvard Business School, Bricklin co-developed VisiCalc in 1979, making it the first electronic spreadsheet. It ran on an Apple II computer, and was considered a fourth generation
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    107
    David Heinemeier Hansson

    David Heinemeier Hansson

    • Software: Ruby on Rails
    David Heinemeier Hansson (known to the Ruby and ALMS communities as DHH) is a Danish programmer and the creator of the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki. He is also a partner at the web-based software development firm 37signals. Hansson co-wrote Agile Web Development with Rails with Dave Thomas in 2005 as part of The Facets of Ruby Series. He also co-wrote Getting Real and Rework with Jason Fried. In 1999 Hansson founded and built a Danish online gaming news website and community called Daily Rush, which he ran until 2001. After attracting the attention of Jason Fried by offering him help with PHP coding, Hansson was hired by Fried to build a web-based project management tool, which ultimately became 37signals' Basecamp software as a service product. To aid the development process, Hansson used the then-obscure Ruby programming language to develop a custom web framework. The web framework he created was later released separately from the project management tool as the open source project Ruby On Rails. In 2005 he was recognized by Google and O'Reilly with the Hacker of the Year award for his creation of Ruby on Rails. After graduating from the
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    108
    Epic Systems Corporation

    Epic Systems Corporation

    • Software: EpicCare
    Epic is a privately held health care software company founded in 1979 by Judy Faulkner. Originally headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Epic moved to nearby Verona, Wisconsin in 2005. Epic's market focus is large health care organizations. Epic offers an integrated suite of health care software centered on a MUMPS database. Their applications support functions related to patient care, including registration and scheduling; clinical systems for doctors, nurses, emergency personnel, and other care providers; systems for lab technicians, pharmacists, and radiologists; and billing systems for insurers. Current applications developed by Epic include:
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    109
    Hewlett-Packard

    Hewlett-Packard

    • Software: LoadRunner
    Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) or HP is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. It provides products, technologies, software, solutions and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. The company was founded in a one-car garage in Palo Alto by William (Bill) Redington Hewlett and Dave Packard. HP is the world's leading PC manufacturer. It specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, data storage, and networking hardware, designing software and delivering services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise, and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers, and other imaging products. HP markets its products to households, small- to medium-sized businesses and enterprises directly as well as via online distribution, consumer-electronics and office-supply retailers, software partners and major technology vendors. HP also has strong services and consulting business around its products and
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    110
    National Institutes of Health

    National Institutes of Health

    • Software: AbGene
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research. Its science and engineering counterpart is the National Science Foundation. It comprises 27 separate institutes, centers, and offices which includes the Office of the Director. Francis S. Collins is the current Director. As of 2003, the NIH was responsible for 28%—about US$26.4 billion—of the total biomedical research funding spent annually in the U.S., with most of the rest coming from industry. The NIH's research is divided into two parts: the NIH Extramural Research Program is responsible for the funding of biomedical research outside the NIH, while the NIH Intramural Research Program (IRP) is the internal research program of the NIH, known for its synergistic approach to biomedical science. With 1,200 principal investigators and more than 4,000 postdoctoral fellows in basic, translational, and clinical research, the IRP is the largest biomedical research institution on earth. The unique funding environment of the IRP facilitates opportunities to conduct
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    111
    Rockwell International

    Rockwell International

    Rockwell International was a major American manufacturing conglomerate in the latter half of the 20th century, involved in aircraft, the space industry, both defense-oriented and commercial electronics, automotive and truck components, printing presses, valves and meters, and industrial automation. It was the ultimate incarnation of a series of companies founded by Willard Rockwell. At its apex in the 1990s, Rockwell International was No. 27 on the Fortune 500 list, with assets of over $8 billion and sales of $27 billion. Col. Willard F. Rockwell made his fortune with the invention and successful launch of a new bearing system for truck axles in 1919. He merged his Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based operation with the Timken-Detroit Axle Company in 1928, rising to become chairman of its board in 1940. Timken-Detroit merged in 1953 with the Standard Steel Spring Company, forming the Rockwell Spring and Axle Company. After various mergers with automotive suppliers, it comprised about 10-20 factories in the Upper Midwestern U.S. and southern Ontario, and in 1958 renamed itself Rockwell-Standard Corporation. Pittsburgh-based Rockwell Standard then acquired and merged with Los Angeles-based North
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    112
    Telogis Inc.

    Telogis Inc.

    • Software: Telogis Inc.
    Telogis Inc. is a privately held company that develops location-based intelligence platforms for enterprises, to manage mobile resources. Telogis is commonly associated with its fleet management solution, Telogis Fleet, and its mapping development platform Telogis GeoBase. Former Novell Inc. Chairman and CEO Jack Messman is Chairman of the Board for Telogis. Telogis Inc. is a privately held company that develops location-based intelligence platforms for enterprises, to manage mobile resources. The company's strength is built on a unique platform approach that provides advanced SaaS solutions which incorporate location information into meaningful applications for users in industries ranging from utilities and construction to pest control and food & beverage distribution. The Telogis platform of location intelligence applications are designed to manage mobile workers and assets, and include Telogis Fleet (formerly Telogis OnTrack), Telogis Mobile, Telogis Route and Telogis Progression. The Telogis suite of SaaS applications are built on top of Telogis GeoBase, a scalable geospatial platform (also available as an SDK), which supports a wide range of mobility applications. Its unique
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    113
    TRICENTIS Technology & Consulting

    TRICENTIS Technology & Consulting

    • Software: TOSCA Testsuite
    TRICENTIS Technology & Consulting GmbH is a software quality assurance company based in Vienna, Austria, specializing in test management and test automation. TRICENTIS was founded in 1997 as a provider of consulting services in the field of software quality assurance by Wolfgang Platz, who now manages TRICENTIS together with Franz Fuchsberger, the other managing director. In 2006, TRICENTIS launched TOSCA Commander, the core application of the TOSCA Testsuite. Following the initial success of TOSCA Testsuite, TRICENTIS converted its test consultancy into a software and consulting company. TRICENTIS established its first subsidiary in Hamburg, Germany in 2008 and has since then added subsidiaries in Switzerland (Zurich), Australia (Sydney), UK (London) and USA (New Jersey). In 2009, TRICENTIS had approximately 95 employees. The company says its objective is to improve test efficiency and test effectiveness by enhancing test coverage (fault coverage), minimizing the number of test cases and increasing the level of test automation. The company’s main business activities involve the product TOSCA Testsuite, an integrated test management and test automation suite for functional software testing, solutions based upon it (TOSCA@data, TOSCA@SAP, and TOSCA@energy) , and testing and consulting services. TRICENTIS operates in many different sectors, including finance, industry and commerce, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, logistics and transport, utilities and software. In 2010, TRICENTIS introduced the TOSCA Certified Implementation Partner training program (TCIP), which provides methodological and industry knowledge and trains and certifies service-level partners in the use of TOSCA Testsuite. In 2010, Gartner Inc. included TRICENTIS in its “Cool Vendors in Application Development” report , and selected TRICENTIS for its “Magic Quadrant” of Integrated Software Quality Suites in 2011.
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    114
    Washington University in St. Louis

    Washington University in St. Louis

    • Software: VIVO
    Washington University in St. Louis (Washington University, Wash. U., or WUSTL) is a private research university located in suburban St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1853, and named for George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all fifty U.S. states and more than 110 countries. Twenty-two Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Washington University, nine having done the major part of their pioneering research at the university. Washington University's undergraduate program is ranked fourteenth in the nation and seventh in admissions selectivity by U.S. News and World Report. The university is ranked 30th in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In 2006, the university received $434 million in federal research funds, ranking seventh among private universities receiving federal research and development support, and in the top four in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Washington University is made up of seven graduate and undergraduate schools that encompass a broad range of academic fields. Officially incorporated as "The Washington University," the university is occasionally referred to as "WUSTL," an acronym
    9.00
    1 votes
    115
    CNBC Asia

    CNBC Asia

    • Software: CNBC News Widget
    CNBC Asia is a business news television channel in Asia. A subsidiary of NBCUniversal, it is the Asian service of the Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC). Its programmes originate from Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney and has bureaus in Tokyo and Seoul. CNBC Asia was launched on 20 June, 1995 along with sister channel NBC Asia. It was originally based in Hong Kong. Anchors such as Rico Hizon, Bernard Lo, Lorraine Hahn, Dalton Tanonaka and Bill Hartley were part of the original CNBC Asia team. It adopted similar programmes from its US counterpart like The Money Wheel and Business Tonight and had a few of its own programmes as well. In addition, the channel has broadcasted programmes from CNBC US and CNBC Europe on a live and repeat basis. On July 1, 1997, Dow Jones & Company and NBC announced the merger of their international business news channels. This resulted in a merger of CNBC Asia with Dow Jones' Asia Business News (ABN), and likewise of CNBC Europe with European Business News. The merged channel launched on January 1, 2000 and was named CNBC Asia Business News but it was simply referred to as CNBC Asia in mid-1998. As a result of the merger, there were massive employee
    6.67
    3 votes
    116
    Discovery Channel

    Discovery Channel

    • Software: Discovery News Reader
    Discovery Channel (formerly The Discovery Channel) is an American satellite and cable specialty channel (also delivered via IPTV, terrestrial television and internet television in other parts of the world), founded by John Hendricks and distributed by Discovery Communications. It is a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav. It provides documentary television programming focused primarily on popular science, technology, and history. In the U.S., the programming for the main Discovery network is primarily focused on reality television themes, such as speculative investigation (with shows such as MythBusters, Unsolved History, and Best Evidence), automobiles, and occupations (Dirty Jobs and Deadliest Catch); it also features documentaries specifically aimed at families and younger audiences. A popular annual feature is Shark Week. On June 17, 1985, The Discovery Channel was launched with $5 million in start-up capital from several investors (including BBC, Allen & Company and Venture America). It was initially available to 156,000 households and broadcasted for 12 hours between 3 p.m. and 3 a.m. About 75 percent of its content had never before aired on U.S. TV. John Hendricks
    6.67
    3 votes
    117
    Metrowerks

    Metrowerks

    Metrowerks was a company that developed software development tools for various desktop, handheld, embedded, and gaming platforms. Its flagship product, CodeWarrior, comprised an IDE, compilers, linkers, debuggers, libraries, and related tools. Freescale, its current parent company, continues to sell these tools. Founded by Greg Galanos in 1985 as Metropolis Computer Networks in Hudson, Quebec, Metrowerks originally developed software development tools for the Apple Macintosh and UNIX workstations. Its first product was a Modula-2 compiler originally developed by Niklaus Wirth, the creator of the ALGOL, Pascal and Modula-2 programming languages. It had limited success with this product. In 1992, it began an effort to develop development tools for Macintosh computers based on the newly-announced PowerPC processor as well as legacy support for 68k chipsets. It shipped the first commercial release of CodeWarrior in May 1994 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. The release was a great success. Metrowerks received much credit for helping Apple succeed in its risky transition to a new processor. In March 1994 Metrowerks had its initial public offering, trading under the symbol
    6.67
    3 votes
    118
    The Times of India

    The Times of India

    • Software: The Times of India
    The Times of India (TOI) is an Indian English-language daily newspaper. According to Audit Bureau of Circulations, it has the largest circulation among all English-language newspapers in the world, across all formats (broadsheet, tabloid, compact, Berliner and online). In 2008, the newspaper reported that (with a circulation of over 3.14 million) it was certified by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (India) as the world's largest selling English-language daily, ranking it as the 8th largest selling newspaper in any language in the world. According to the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) 2012, the Times of India is the most widely read English newspaper in India with a readership of 76.43 lakhs (7.643 million). This ranks the Times of India as the top English daily in India by readership. It is owned and published by Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. which is owned by the Sahu Jain family. The Times Of India was founded on 3 November 1838 as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce In Bombay, during the British Raj. Published every Saturday and Wednesday, The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce was launched as a semi-weekly edition by Raobahadur Narayan Dinanath Velkar, a Maharashtrian
    6.67
    3 votes
    119
    Hitachi, Ltd.

    Hitachi, Ltd.

    Hitachi, Ltd. (株式会社日立製作所, Kabushiki-gaisha Hitachi Seisakusho) (Japanese pronunciation: [çitatɕi]) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The company is the parent of the Hitachi Group (Hitachi Gurūpu) as part of the larger DKB Group companies. Hitachi has been a diversified company that has 11 business segments: Information and Telecommunication Systems, Electrical Systems, Social and Industrial Systems, Automotive Systems, Electronic Component Devices, Construction, and Financial services. Hitachi was ranked 38 on the 2012 Fortune Global 500 list and was ranked 129 on the 2012 Forbes Global 2000 list. Hitachi was founded in 1910 by electrical engineer Namihei Odaira. The company's first product was Japan's first 5-horsepower electric induction motor, initially developed for use in copper mining. Odaira's company soon became the domestic leader in electric motors and electric power industry infrastructure. The company began as an in-house venture of Fusanosuke Kuhara's mining company in Hitachi, Ibaraki prefecture. Odaira moved headquarters to Tokyo in 1918. Long before that, he coined the company’s toponymic name by
    5.75
    4 votes
    120
    Jim Kent

    Jim Kent

    • Software: Cyber Paint
    William James (Jim) Kent (born February 10, 1960) is an American research scientist and computer programmer. He has been a contributor to genome database projects and the 2003 winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award (Bioinformatics). Kent was born in Hawaii and grew up in San Francisco, California, United States. Kent began his programming career in 1983 with Island Graphics Inc. where he wrote the Aegis Animator program for the Amiga home computer. This program combined polygon tweening in 3D with simple 2D cel-based animation. In 1985 he founded and ran a software company, Dancing Flame, which adapted the Aegis Animator to the Atari ST, and created Cyber Paint for that machine. Cyber Paint was a 2D animation program that brought together a wide variety of animation and paint functionality and the delta-compressed animation format developed for CAD-3D. The user could move freely between animation frames and paint arbitrarily, or utilize various animation tools for automatic tweening movement across frames. Cyber Paint was one of the first, if not the first, consumer program that enabled the user to paint across time in a compressed digital video format. Later he developed a similar
    5.75
    4 votes
    121
    Nils Nilsson

    Nils Nilsson

    • Software: PROSPECTOR
    Nils John Nilsson is one of the founding researchers in the discipline of Artificial intelligence. He is the first Kumagai Professor of Engineering (Emeritus) in Computer Science at Stanford University, position that he held since the chair was established in 1990 through 1995. He is particularly famous for his contributions to search, planning, knowledge representation, and robotics. Nilsson received his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1958, and spent much of his career at SRI International, a private research lab spun off from Stanford. His research has been based mainly on the premise that intelligence is based on knowledge that must be represented explicitly. Starting in 1966, Nilsson, along with Charles A. Rosen and Bertram Raphael, led a research team in the construction of Shakey, a robot that constructed a model of its environment from sensor data, reasoned about that environment to arrive at a plan of action, then carried that plan out by sending commands to its motors. This paradigm has been enormously influential in AI. (Textbooks such as (Charniak & McDermott 1985), (Ginsberg 1993) and the first edition of (Russell & Norvig 1992) show this influence in almost every chapter,
    5.75
    4 votes
    122
    Adaptec

    Adaptec

    Adaptec by PMC is a computer hardware brand owned by PMC-Sierra that is used on some of its host adapters for connecting storage devices to computers. The production line of Adaptec is in Indonesia. Products are made to interface with SCSI, Serial ATA, and Serial attached SCSI. Some of its host adapters are used to perform SSD caching of hard drives. Adaptec is also used to brand battery modules to support its host bus adapters and storage interface cables. Adaptec, Inc. was the name of a company based in Milpitas, California that produced storage products until it sold its storage business operations to PMC-Sierra. On 2010-05-10, PMC-Sierra, Inc. and Adaptec, Inc. announced they had entered into a definitive agreement of PMC-Sierra acquiring Adaptec's channel storage business on 2010-05-08, which included Adaptec's RAID storage product line, the Adaptec brand, a global value added reseller customer base, board logistics capabilities, and SSD cache performance solutions. The transaction was expected to close in approximately 30 days, subject to customary closing conditions. Following the sale, Adaptec would retain its Aristos ASIC technology business, certain real estate assets,
    7.50
    2 votes
    123
    Borland

    Borland

    • Software: Borland Together
    Borland Software Corporation is a software company first headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, then in Cupertino, California, and finally in Austin, Texas. It is now a Micro Focus subsidiary. It was founded in 1983 by Niels Jensen, Ole Henriksen, Mogens Glad and Philippe Kahn. Three Danish citizens, Niels Jensen, Ole Henriksen, and Mogens Glad, founded Borland Ltd. in August 1981 to develop products like Word Index for the CP/M operating system using an off-the-shelf company. However, response to the company's products at the CP/M-82 show in San Francisco showed that a U.S. company would be needed to reach the American market. They met Philippe Kahn, who had just moved to Silicon Valley, and who had been a key developer of the Micral. The three Danes had embarked, at first successfully, on marketing software first from Denmark, and later from Ireland, before running into some challenges at the time when they met Philippe Kahn. The partnership seems to have benefited all involved. Philippe Kahn was at all times Chairman, President, and CEO of Borland Inc. from its inception in 1983 until he left in 1995. Main shareholders at the incorporation of Borland were Niels Jensen
    7.50
    2 votes
    124
    Martin Krzywinski

    Martin Krzywinski

    • Software: Circos
    BRIEF BIO Martin Krzywinski started as a system administrator at Canada¹s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Center [1] in 1999 and built its first computing and network infrastructure [2], applying his interests in computing to IT security [2] and visualization [3]. He later moved to research, using fingerprint mapping to identify rearrangements in cancer genomes. In an attempt to visualize structural variation seen in cancer, he created Circos [4], which has become a common paradigm for displaying comparisons of genomes. His information graphics have appeared in the New York Times, Wired and on the covers of books and scientific journals. Other projects include information design [5], network analysis [6], fashion photography [7], and conceptual photography [8] and keyboard layout optimization [10]. CONTRIBUTIONS port knocking - a method of network authentication across closed ports [2] high dynamic time range photography - a method in which multiple frames of the same scene collected across a time range are blended to show the passage of time [8] circos - software application to generate circular layouts for displaying relationships [4] schemaball - application of a circular layout to database schema visualizaiton [3] genome paths - visualization of DNA sequence as a path [5] hive plot - a network visualization in which nodes are placed on linear, radially arranged axes based on structural properties [9] linnet - software application that generates hive plots [6] carpalx - keyboard layout optimizer qgmlwb keyboard layout - an optimized keyboard layout rivaling Colemak [11] [1] http://www.bcgsc.ca [2] http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6977 [3] http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/schemaball [4] http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/circos [5] http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/deadlygenomes [6] http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/linnet [7] http://www.lumondo.com [8] http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/fun/hdtr [9] http://www.hiveplot.com [10] http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/carpalx [11] http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/carpalx/?full_optimization
    7.50
    2 votes
    125
    StatSoft

    StatSoft

    • Software: STATISTICA
    StatSoft is a global provider of enterprise and desktop software for data analysis, data management, data visualization, data mining (also called predictive analytics), and quality control. The company was established in 1984 as a partnership of a group of university professors and scientists. Its first products had menu-driven libraries of flexible statistical procedures and ran on microcomputer platforms such as Apple II, CP/M, Commodore, and PC DOS 1.0. Today StatSoft, Inc. is a privately owned corporation headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, with offices in 24 countries including Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. With the release of STATISTICA 9 in May 2009, both 32-bit and 64-bit native versions became available. Its current product suite, STATISTICA 10, was released in November 2010. The software runs on Microsoft Windows. STATISTICA is used worldwide at major corporations, government agencies, and universities. StatSoft's professional services groups provide a range of
    7.50
    2 votes
    126
    Jonathan W Lowe

    Jonathan W Lowe

    Jonathan W Lowe works as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist as a technical lead on systems integration projects.  He enjoys building digital models of the real world in order to predict future conditions or interpret the present.  He has published over 55 articles on GIS technology since 1999.  He currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.  For fun, Jonathan explores new places on foot and paints watercolor landscapes.
    5.50
    4 votes
    127
    NVIDIA

    NVIDIA

    • Software: Gelato
    Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA;  /ɪnˈvɪdiə/ in-VID-eeə ) is an American global technology company based in Santa Clara, California. Nvidia is best known for its graphics processing units (GPUs). Nvidia and chief rival AMD Graphics Technologies (formerly ATI Technologies) have dominated the high performance GPU market, pushing other manufacturers to smaller, niche roles. Nvidia's best known GPU product line labeled "GeForce" is in direct competition with AMD's "Radeon" products. In addition to GPU manufacturing, Nvidia provides parallel processing capabilities to researchers and scientists that allow them to efficiently run high-performance applications. They are deployed in supercomputing sites around the world. More recently, Nvidia has moved into the mobile computing market, where it produces Tegra processors powered phones and tablets, as well as auto infotainment systems. In addition to AMD, its other competitors include Intel and Qualcomm. Nvidia's product portfolio includes graphics processors, wireless communications processors, PC platform (motherboard core logic) chipsets, and digital media player software. The community of computer users arguably has come to know Nvidia best for
    5.50
    4 votes
    128
    Clarion Technologies

    Clarion Technologies

    Clarion Co., Ltd. (クラリオン株式会社, Kurarion Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 6796) is a Japanese manufacturer of car audio, automotive navigation systems, AutoPCs, visual equipment, bus equipment, and communication equipment. It is majority owned by Hitachi. Up until the end of 2005, products in Japan were marketed under the brand name AddZest, while outside of Japan the same product typically carried the Clarion name brand. This was changed in 2006, and the brand "Clarion" along with a redesigned logo are now used worldwide. It is known for its close relationship with Nissan, who uses Clarion products almost exclusively in its vehicles, and owned a 6.25% share in them until 2002. Clarion has an OEM relationship with many automotive companies, providing car headunits and components to them for their production vehicles. Clients include Suzuki, Ford, Volkswagen, Proton, Subaru and Peugeot. A contest is held annually to select the Clarion Girl, who is chosen to represent Clarion's car audio equipment in television and print advertising campaigns during the following year. The contest was started in 1975, and is now co-sponsored by Fuji TV.
    6.33
    3 votes
    129
    Intuit Inc.

    Intuit Inc.

    • Software: TurboTax
    Intuit Inc. is an American software company that develops financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals. It is incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Mountain View, California. The company was founded in 1983 by Scott Cook and Tom Proulx in Palo Alto, California. Intuit makes the personal finance programs Quicken and TurboTax (and its Canadian counterpart, QuickTax), as well as the small business accounting program QuickBooks. In addition, they produce QuickBooks Point of Sale solution for small retailers, professional tax solutions ProSeries and Lacerte, and the Web-based corporate workgroup productivity solution QuickBase. The company maintains a number of foreign sales offices. It has R&D activity in Intuit Canada headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario and Intuit India headquartered in Bangalore, India. International product versions are now predominantly produced by third-party localizers or licensees. Intuit was conceived by Scott Cook, whose prior work at Procter & Gamble helped him realize that personal computers would lend themselves as replacements for paper-and-pencil based personal accounting. On his
    6.33
    3 votes
    130
    Johns Hopkins University

    Johns Hopkins University

    • Software: blacklight
    The Johns Hopkins University (informally Johns Hopkins, JHU, or simply Hopkins) is a private research university based in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The university was founded on January 22, 1876 and named for its benefactor, the philanthropist Johns Hopkins. Daniel Coit Gilman was inaugurated as the first president on February 22, 1876. Johns Hopkins maintains campuses in Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Italy; China and Singapore. The university is organized into two undergraduate divisions and five graduate divisions on two main campuses—the Homewood campus and the Medical Institutions campus—both located in Baltimore. The university also consists of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the Peabody Institute, the Carey Business School, and various other facilities. Johns Hopkins pioneered the concept of the modern research university in the United States and has ranked among the world's top such universities throughout its history. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has ranked Johns Hopkins #1 among U.S. academic institutions in total science, medical and engineering research and development spending for 31 consecutive years. As of 2011,
    6.33
    3 votes
    131
    Microsoft

    Microsoft

    • Software: Internet Explorer
    Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies. Microsoft was established to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created an estimated three billionaires and 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date. As of 2012, Microsoft is market dominant in both the PC operating system and office suite markets (the latter with Microsoft
    6.33
    3 votes
    132
    Wang Laboratories

    Wang Laboratories

    Wang Laboratories was a computer company founded in 1951 by Dr. An Wang and Dr. G. Y. Chu. The company was successively headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1954–1963), Tewksbury, Massachusetts (1963–1976), and finally in Lowell, Massachusetts (1976–1997). At its peak in the 1980s, Wang Laboratories had annual revenues of $3 billion and employed over 33,000 people. The company was always directed by Dr. Wang, who played a personal role in setting business strategy and product strategy; he also took steps to ensure that the Wang family would retain control of the company even after going public. He created a second class of stock, class B, with higher dividends, but only one-tenth the voting power of class C. The public mostly bought class B shares; the Wang family retained most of the class C shares. (The letters B and C were used to ensure that brokerages would fill any Wang stock orders with class B shares unless class C was specifically requested). Wang stock had been listed in the New York Stock Exchange, but this maneuver was not quite acceptable under NYSE's rules, and Wang was forced to delist with NYSE and relist on the more liberal American Stock Exchange. Under his
    6.33
    3 votes
    133
    Zauber S.A.

    Zauber S.A.

    • Software: Garfio SCM
    Zauber is a software research and development company that provides high quality outsourcing services for Enterprise and Web 2.0 projects, using Agile methodologies and Open Source technologies.We are committed to improve the way software is developed by creating a suite of products and tools that will help teams and organizations of any size to better collaborate and track projects. We are strong Open Source supporters, sharing our own open source projects with the community and actively participating in another ones.

    We embrace Agile processes, having adopted Scrum as our main process framework, tailored to the needs of the ISO quality standards. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified.
    6.33
    3 votes
    134
    AT&T

    AT&T

    • Software: AT&T Pogo
    AT&T Inc. (also stylized as ATT and at&t; NYSE: T, for "telephone") is an American multinational telecommunications corporation headquartered in Whitacre Tower, downtown Dallas, Texas. AT&T is the largest provider both of mobile telephony and of fixed telephony in the United States, and also provides broadband subscription television services. As of 2010, AT&T is the seventh largest company in the United States by total revenue, and the fourth largest non-oil company (behind Walmart, General Electric, and Bank of America). It is the third-largest company in Texas (the largest non-oil company, behind only ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips, and also the largest Dallas company). As of 2011, AT&T is the 14th largest company in the world by market value, and the 9th largest non-oil company. It is also the 20th largest mobile telecom operator in the world, with over 100.7 million mobile customers. AT&T Inc. began its existence as Southwestern Bell Corporation, one of seven Regional Bell Operating Companies created in 1983 in the divestiture of parent company AT&T Corp. due to the United States v. AT&T antitrust lawsuit. (AT&T Corp. was founded 1885 as the American Telephone and Telegraph
    8.00
    1 votes
    135
    Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

    Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science

    • Software: CMUCL
    The School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA is a leading private school for computer science established in 1965. It has been consistently ranked among the top computer science programs over the decades. U.S. News & World Report currently ranks the graduate program as tied for 1st with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and University of California, Berkeley. In the past 15 years, researchers from Carnegie Mellon' School of Computer Science have made developments in the fields of algorithms, computer networks, distributed systems, parallel processing, programming languages, robotics, language technologies, human computer interaction and software engineering. On July 1965, a group of faculty, including Allen Newell, Herbert A. Simon, and Alan J. Perlis, as well as the faculty from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now called the Tepper School of Business), staff from the newly formed Computation Center, and key administrators created The Department of Computer Science, one of the first such departments in the nation. Their mission statement was "to cultivate a course of study leading to
    8.00
    1 votes
    136
    EBay

    EBay

    • Software: Ebay Software
    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is an American multinational internet consumer-to-consumer corporation that manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website in which people and businesses buy and sell a broad variety of goods and services worldwide. Founded in 1995, eBay is one of the notable success stories of the dot-com bubble; it is now a multi-billion dollar business with operations localized in over thirty countries. eBay expanded from its original "set-time" auction format to include "Buy It Now" standard shopping; shopping by UPC, ISBN, or other kind of SKU (via Half.com); online classified advertisements (via Kijiji or eBay Classifieds); online event ticket trading (via StubHub); online money transfers (via PayPal) and other services. The online auction website was founded as AuctionWeb in San Jose, California, on September 5, 1995, by French-born Iranian-American computer programmer Pierre Omidyar (born on June 21, 1967) as part of a larger personal site that included, among other things, Omidyar's own tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Ebola virus. One of the first items sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer for $14.83. Astonished, Omidyar contacted the winning bidder to
    8.00
    1 votes
    137
    Korg

    Korg

    Korg Corporation (株式会社コルグ, Kabushiki-gaisha Korugu) is a Japanese multinational corporation that manufactures electronic musical instruments, audio processors and guitar pedals, recording equipment, and electronic tuners. Under the Vox brand name, they also manufacture guitar amplifiers and electric guitars. Founded in 1962 in Japan by Tsutomu Kato and Tadashi Osanai, Korg was originally known as Keio Gijutsu Kenkyujo Ltd. and later Keio Electronic Laboratories (京王技術研究所) because its fledgling offices were located near the Keio train line in Tokyo and Keio can be formed by combining the first letters of Kato and Osanai. Before founding the company, Kato ran a nightclub. Osanai, a Tokyo University graduate and noted accordionist, regularly performed at Kato's club accompanied by a Wurlitzer Sideman rhythm machine. Unsatisfied with the rhythm machine, Osanai convinced Kato to finance his efforts to build a better one. The company's first product, released in 1963, was an electro-mechanical rhythm device called the Disc Rotary Electric Auto Rhythm machine Donca matic DA-20. The name "Donca" was an onomatopoeic reference to the sound the rhythm machine made. Buoyed by the success of the
    8.00
    1 votes
    138
    National Geographic Society

    National Geographic Society

    • Software: National Geographic News
    The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history. The National Geographic Society’s logo is a yellow portraitframe – rectangular in shape – which appears on the margins surrounding the front covers of its magazines and as its television channel logo. The National Geographic Society's historical mission is "to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting the conservation of the world's cultural, historical, and natural resources." Its purpose is to inspire people to care about their planet, according to John M. Fahey, Jr., President and CEO since March 1998 and Chairman since January 2010. The Society is governed by a Board of Trustees whose 22 members include distinguished educators, business executives, former government officials, and conservationists. The organization sponsors and funds scientific research and exploration. The Society publishes an official journal,
    8.00
    1 votes
    139
    Paul Buchheit

    Paul Buchheit

    • Software: Gmail
    Paul Buchheit is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He was the creator and lead developer of Gmail. He developed the original prototype of Google AdSense as part of his work on Gmail. He also suggested the company's now-famous motto "Don't be evil" in a 2000 meeting on company values. Buchheit grew up in Webster, New York and went to college at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He worked at Intel and later became the 23rd employee at Google. Buchheit was a founder of the startup FriendFeed, which was launched in 2007 and was acquired by Facebook in 2009, in a private transaction. In 2010, Buchheit left Facebook to become a partner at the investment firm Y Combinator. From 2006 (when he started investing) until 2008, Paul invested about $1.21 million in 32 different companies. He also continues to oversee angel investments of his own, in (by his own estimate) "about 40" startups. He won the 2011 The Economist Innovation Awards for the Computing and telecommunications field.
    8.00
    1 votes
    140
    Ted Nelson

    Ted Nelson

    • Software: Project Xanadu
    Theodor Holm Nelson (born June 17, 1937) is an American sociologist, philosopher, and pioneer of information technology (IT sociolosopher). He coined the terms "hypertext" and "hypermedia" in 1963 and published them in 1965. He also has been credited with first using the words transclusion, virtuality, intertwingularity, and teledildonics. Nelson founded Project Xanadu in 1960 with the goal of creating a computer network with a simple user interface. The effort is documented in his 1974 book Computer Lib / Dream Machines and the 1981 Literary Machines. Much of his adult life has been devoted to working on Xanadu and advocating it. The Xanadu project itself failed to flourish, for a variety of reasons which are disputed. Journalist Gary Wolf published an unflattering history on Nelson and his project in the June 1995 issue of Wired calling it "the longest-running vaporware project in the history of computing". Nelson expressed his disgust on his website, referring to Wolf as a "Gory Jackal", and threatened to sue him. He also outlined his objections in a letter to Wired, and released a detailed rebuttal of the article. Nelson claims some aspects of his vision are in the process of
    8.00
    1 votes
    141
    Universitat d'Alacant

    Universitat d'Alacant

    • Software: Apertium
    The University of Alicante (Valencian: Universitat d'Alacant, IPA: [univeɾsiˈtad dalaˈkant]; Spanish: Universidad de Alicante, IPA: [uniβersiˈðað ðe aliˈkante]; also known by the acronym UA) was established in 1979 on the basis of the Center for University Studies (CEU), which was founded in 1968. The University main campus is located in San Vicente del Raspeig/Sant Vicent del Raspeig, bordering the city of Alicante to the north. As of 2010/11 academic year, there are approximately 27,000 students studying there. The University inherits the legacy of the University of Orihuela that was established by Papal Bull in 1545 and remained open for two centuries (1610-1808). The University of Alicante offers courses in more than fifty degrees. It comprises over seventy departments and research groups in areas of Social Science and Law, Experimental science, Technology, Liberal Arts, Education and Health Sciences, and five research institutes. Almost all classes are taught in Spanish language, some are in English, in particular, in computer science and in business degrees, and a few are in Valencian language. Spanish language courses are offered for foreign students throughout the year and
    8.00
    1 votes
    142
    Eclipse Foundation

    Eclipse Foundation

    • Software: EclipseLink
    The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that acts as the steward of Eclipse, an open source community focused on "building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle." The most well-known of the Eclipse projects is the Eclipse platform, a multilanguage software development environment and IDE. The Eclipse Foundation's stated aim is to "cultivate both an open source community and an ecosystem of complementary products and services." It is considered a 'third generation' open-source organisation. In 2003–2004 the Eclipse Consortium, an unofficial consortium of fifty software industry vendors, founded The Eclipse Foundation, a not-for-profit legal entity to lead and develop Eclipse. Each strategic member has a representative on the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors allowing them direct influence over the strategic direction of Eclipse. Strategic members also have a seat on the various Eclipse Councils providing input and influence over the themes and priorities of the Eclipse Ecosystem. There are approximately 170 members of the Eclipse
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    4 votes
    143
    GridRepublic

    GridRepublic

    • Software: GridRepublic
    GridRepublic is a BOINC Account Manager. GridRepublic focuses on creating a clean and simple way to join and interact with BOINC. The GridRepublic philosophy is to keep everything clean and simple to encourage general public participation in volunteer computing. The mission of GridRepublic is to raise public awareness and participation in volunteer computing with BOINC. GridRepublic was formed not long after the establishment of BOINC when GridRepublic's founder suggested that there be a mechanism to control the multiple projects from one place. The code for the BOINC software had to be redesigned to allow for the Account Manager system to be implemented. From that the BOINC Account Manager concept was born. GridRepublic was founded with the name Computational Charity Project then changed its name to GridRepublic. GridRepublic initially was designed for the handful of projects using BOINC when it was launched and was bare-bones. Since its foundation, GridRepublic has used donations and volunteers to help host, develop and maintain their website. In October 2008 GridRepublic released the community feature to its website which is designed as a wiki as to begin to create a place to
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    4 votes
    144
    Vertica

    Vertica

    • Software: Vertica Analytic Database
    Vertica Systems is an analytic database management software company . The grid-based, column-oriented, Vertica Analytic Database is designed to manage large, fast-growing volumes of data and provide very fast query performance when used for data warehouses and other query-intensive applications. Its design features include: The Vertica Analytic Database runs on grids of Linux-based commodity servers. It is also available as an analytic database appliance through HP resellers, and as a hosted DBMS provisioned by and running on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. Several of Vertica’s product innovations were originally prototyped within the C-Store column-oriented database database, an academic open source research project at MIT and other universities. The overall approach shows promise in significantly increasing query performance in data warehouses. A use case detailed in One Size Fits All? Part 2: Benchmarking Results (sect. 3.1) shows a performance improvement of hundreds of times with Vertica in a specific application due to the use of the vertical DBMS approach. Vertica was founded in 2005 by database research and technology pioneer Dr. Michael Stonebraker; and Andrew Palmer, a
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    4 votes
    145
    ABC News

    ABC News

    • Software: ABC News
    ABC News is the news gathering and broadcasting division of the American Broadcasting Company, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Its flagship program is World News with Diane Sawyer; other programs include morning show Good Morning America, Nightline, television news magazine shows Primetime & 20/20, and Sunday morning political affairs program This Week with George Stephanopoulos. ABC began news broadcasts early in its independent existence as a radio network after the Federal Communications Commission ordered the former NBC Blue Network to be spun off as an independent company in 1943. This was done to keep single or a few companies such as NBC and CBS from dominating radio broadcasting in the U.S., and in particular, from dominating news and political broadcasting and projecting narrow points-of-view. Television broadcasting was suspended however, during World War II. Regular ABC television news broadcasts began soon after ABC started transmitting from its initial New York City television station and production center in late summer 1948. ABC-TV news broadcasts have continued as the ABC television network spread across the country, a process that took many years, from
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    2 votes
    146
    Apture

    Apture

    Apture was a service that allowed publishers and bloggers to link and incorporate multimedia into a dynamic layer above their pages. Apture was used by several large organizations and publishers including The Washington Post, The Economist, Scribd, and the World Wide Fund for Nature as well as individual bloggers. Apture announced its first round of funding in March, 2009. It received $4.1 million in a round led by Clearstone Venture Partners as well as angel investors Paul Maritz (CEO of VMware) and Steve Taylor (former Executive VP of the Boston Globe). In August, 2010, Apture announced their browser extension, Apture Highlights, which enabled users to instantaneously search for content from around the web without leaving the page. The Firefox version of Apture Highlights was downloaded about 500,000 times. On November 12, 2011, Apture announced that it had been acquired by Google. On December 20, 2011, Apture disabled its scripts and discontinued its products and services.
    7.00
    2 votes
    147
    Atari

    Atari

    Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. As of 2012, it is owned by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA (ASA). The original Atari, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers. The company's products, such as Pong and the Atari 2600, helped define the computer entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid 1980s. In 1984, the original Atari Inc. was split, and the arcade division was turned into Atari Games Inc. Atari Games received the rights to use the logo and brand name with appended text "Games" on arcade games, as well as rights to the original 1972 - 1984 arcade hardware properties. The Atari Consumer Electronics Division properties were in turn sold to Jack Tramiel's Tramel Technology Ltd., which then renamed itself to Atari Corporation. In 1996, Atari Corporation reverse merged with disk drive manufacturer JT Storage (JTS), becoming a division within the company. In 1998, Hasbro Interactive acquired all Atari Corporation related properties from JTS, creating a new subsidiary, Atari Interactive. IESA
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    2 votes
    148
    Canon

    Canon

    Canon Inc. (キヤノン株式会社) Kiyanon kabushiki-gaisha is a Japanese multinational corporation that specialises in the manufacture of imaging and optical products, including cameras, camcorders, photocopiers, steppers and computer printers. Its headquarters are located in Ōta, Tokyo, Japan. The company was originally (until 1947) named Seikikōgaku kenkyūsho (jap. 精機光學研究所, Precision Optical Industry Co. Ltd.), founded by Goro Yoshida. In 1934 it produced a prototype for Japan’s first-ever 35 mm camera with a focal plane shutter. It was a copy of the Leica design and was named Kwanon. During these first years the company did not have the facilities to produce their own optical glass, so the first cameras came with Nikkor lenses from Nippon Kogaku K.K. (the later Nikon Corporation). In 1947 the company name was changed to Canon and the first own Serenar lenses were made. Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory is the predecessor of Canon Inc. and was founded in Tokyo in 1937 by Takeshi Mitarai, Goro Yoshida, Saburo Uchida and Takeo Maeda. Today, the company produces digital compact and SLR cameras, photographic lenses, video camcorders, printers and analog and digital copiers for the office,
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    2 votes
    149
    Charles Bachman

    Charles Bachman

    • Software: Integrated Data Store
    Charles William "Charlie" Bachman (born December 11, 1924) is an American computer scientist, who spent his entire career as an industrial researcher rather than in academia. He is particularly known for his work in the area of databases. Charles Bachman was born in Manhattan, Kansas in 1924, where his father, Charlie Bachman, was the head football coach at Kansas State College. He attended high school in East Lansing, Michigan. In World War II he joined the United States Army and spent March 1944 through February 1946 in the South West Pacific Theater serving in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Corps in New Guinea, Australia, and the Philippine Islands. Here he was first exposed to and used fire control computers for aiming 90 mm guns. After his discharge in 1946 he attended Michigan State College and graduated in 1948 with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (Tau Beta Phi). He then attended the University of Pennsylvania. In 1950, he graduated with a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, and had also completed three-quarters of the requirements for an MBA from the university's Wharton School of Business. In 1950 he started working at Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan.
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    2 votes
    150
    Eugene Garfield

    Eugene Garfield

    • Software: HistCite
    Eugene "Gene" Garfield (born September 16, 1925 in New York City) is an American scientist, one of the founders of bibliometrics and scientometrics. He received a PhD in Structural Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. Dr. Garfield was the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), which was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ISI now forms a major part of the science division of Thomson Reuters company. Garfield is responsible for many innovative bibliographic products, including Current Contents, the Science Citation Index (SCI), and other citation indexes, the Journal Citation Reports, and Index Chemicus. He is the founding editor and publisher of The Scientist, a news magazine for life scientists. In 2007, he launched HistCite, a bibliometric analysis and visualization software package. Following ideas inspired by Vannevar Bush's famous 1945 article "As We May Think", Garfield undertook the development of a comprehensive citation index showing the propagation of scientific thinking; he started the Institute for Scientific Information in 1955. The creation of the Science Citation Index made it possible to calculate impact factors, which
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    2 votes
    151
    Gilad Bracha

    Gilad Bracha

    • Software: Newspeak
    Gilad Bracha is the creator of the Newspeak programming language, a software engineer at Google and a member of the Dart team. He is a co-author of the second and third editions of the Java Language Specification, and a major contributor to the second edition of the Java Virtual Machine Specification. From 1997 to 2006, he worked at Sun Microsystems as Computational Theologist and, as of 2005, Distinguished Engineer, on various aspects of the specification and implementation of Java. Following that, he was Distinguished Engineer at Cadence Design Systems from 2006 to 2009, where he led a team of developers designing and implementing Newspeak. Between 1994 and 1997, he worked on the Smalltalk system developed by Animorphic Systems, a company that was bought by Sun in 1997. Bracha received his B.Sc in Mathematics and Computer Science from Ben Gurion University in Israel and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah. It has been proposed by Bracha that choice of type system be made independent of choice of language; that a type system should be a module that can be "plugged" into a language as required. He believes this is advantageous, because what he calls mandatory
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    2 votes
    152
    Google

    Google

    • Software: Google Maps API
    Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is an American multinational corporation which provides Internet-related products and services, including internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies. Advertising revenues from AdWords generate almost all of the company's profits. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while both attended Stanford University. Together, Brin and Page own about 16 percent of the company's stake. Google was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. The company's mission statement from the outset was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful" and the company's unofficial slogan is "Don't be evil". In 2006, the company moved to its current headquarters in Mountain View, California. Rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond the company's core web search engine. The company offers online productivity software including email, an office suite, and social networking. Google's products extend to the desktop as well, with applications for web
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    2 votes
    153
    Guile 3D

    Guile 3D

    • Software: Virtual Assistant Denise
    Guile 3D Studio ( www.guile3d.com )has been the reference for building Virtual Assistants with Artificial Intelligence. It´s last project is called Virtual Assistant Denise. Denise is a photo-realistic Virtual Assistant, created by Guile 3D Studio from computer graphic software and a real-time proprietary graphics engine. Denise is the interface to our artificial intelligence software. Her main function is to assist users in human-computer interaction, like searching the web, exploring multimedia files, checking e-mail, scheduling new appointments, all these using natural language, as the user was "talking to a real person". Denise mimics a real human being, using facial recognition, text-to-speech and speech recognition technology to identify users, understand speech questions, search for the best answers and speak aloud important information and search results.
    7.00
    2 votes
    154
    Idiomax

    Idiomax

    • Software: IdiomaX Mobile Translator
    IdiomaX LLC is a translation software company that has been offering translation products and services for the international market since 1996.
    IdiomaX was established in 1996. Its team of specialists in natural language and applied computing creates software products that go beyond word-by-word translation, instead recognizing grammatical rule, patterns, and idiomatic expressions to deliver more accurate language translations.
    In 1998, after launching the IdiomaX Translator, IdiomaX developed a dedicated PC Translator for Garzanti (between Italian and the main EU languages) that was distributed directly by Garzanti in Italian bookstores for several years.
    In 2005, IdiomaX started to sell on the Italian market with the IdiomaX brand “Traduttore Plurilingue IdiomaX” distributed by DLI Multimedia.
    Starting from 2001, IdiomaX distributed its full range of products internationally via the website www.idiomax.com and via on-line distributors.
    7.00
    2 votes
    155
    Ricoh

    Ricoh

    Ricoh Company, Ltd. (株式会社リコー, Kabushiki-gaisha Rikō) (TYO: 7752) is a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company. It was founded by the RIKEN zaibatsu on 6 February 1936 as Riken Sensitized Paper (理研感光紙, Riken Kankōshi). Ricoh's headquarters are located in Ricoh Building in Chūō, Tokyo. Ricoh produces electronic products, primarily cameras and office equipment such as printers, photocopiers, fax machines, and offers Software as a Service (SaaS) document management solutions such as DocumentMall. In the late 1990s through early 2000s, the company grew to become the largest copier manufacturer in the world. During this time, Ricoh acquired Savin, Gestetner, Lanier, Rex-Rotary, Monroe, Nashuatec, and most recently IKON. Although the Monroe brand was discontinued, products continue to be marketed worldwide under the remaining brand names. In 2006, Ricoh acquired the European operations of Danka for $210 million. These operations continue as a stand alone business unit, under the Infotec brand. The company was founded in 1936. Before relocating to Chūō, Ricoh was first in Minato, Tokyo. In 2006 Ricoh's headquarters moved to the Ricoh Building, a 25-story building in the
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    2 votes
    156
    Roy Fielding

    Roy Fielding

    • Software: Apache HTTP Server
    Roy Thomas Fielding (born 1965) is an American computer scientist, one of the principal authors of the HTTP specification, an authority on computer network architecture and co-founder of the Apache HTTP Server project. Fielding was born in Laguna Beach, California. In 1999, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR100 as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35. He received a doctorate from the University of California, Irvine in 2000. In September 2012, he came under fire when he committed a patch to Apache HTTP Server that would disable the ability to set the Do Not Track setting of IE10 in response to the news that Microsoft would make this the default option. Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures, Fielding's doctoral dissertation, describes Representational State Transfer (REST) as a key architectural principle of the World Wide Web, and received a large amount of attention. People now frequently hold up REST as an approach to developing Web services, as an alternative to other distributed-computing specifications such as SOAP. Fielding has also been heavily involved in the development of HTML and Uniform Resource
    7.00
    2 votes
    157
    Sharp Corporation

    Sharp Corporation

    Sharp Corporation (シャープ株式会社, Shāpu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products. Headquartered in Abeno-ku, Osaka, Japan, Sharp employed around 55,580 people worldwide as of June 2011. The company was founded in September 1912 and takes its name from one of its founder's first inventions, the Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil, which was invented by Tokuji Hayakawa (早川 徳次) in 1915. Since then it has developed into one of the leading electronics companies in the world. Sharp Corporation is the fourth-largest television manufacturer in the world, after Samsung, LG and Sony. Sharp acquired a controlling stake in Pioneer Corporation in 2007. On 25 June 2009, Sharp and Pioneer agreed to form a joint venture comprising their optical businesses, called "Pioneer Digital Design and Manufacturing Corporation". In 1912, Tokuji Hayakawa (早川 徳次) founded a metal workshop in Tokyo. The first of his many inventions was a snap buckle named 'Tokubijo'. Another of his major inventions was the Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil in 1915, from which the Sharp Corporation took its name. After the pencil business was destroyed by the 1923 Great Kantō
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    2 votes
    158
    The Guardian

    The Guardian

    • Software: Today's News
    The Guardian, until 1959 known as The Manchester Guardian (founded 1821), is a British national daily newspaper in the Berliner format. Currently edited by Alan Rusbridger, it has grown from a 19th-century local paper to a national paper associated with a complex organisational structure and international multimedia presence with sister papers The Observer (British Sunday paper) and The Guardian Weekly, as well as a web presence. The Guardian in paper form had a certified average daily circulation of 215,998, behind The Daily Telegraph and The Times. The newspaper's online offering is the second most popular British newspaper website behind the Daily Mail's Mail Online. Founded in 1821 by John Edward Taylor in Manchester, with backing from the non-conformist Little Circle group of local businessmen, The Manchester Guardian replaced the radical Manchester Observer which championed the Peterloo protesters. The paper currently identifies with social liberalism. In the last United Kingdom elections, the paper supported the Liberal Democrats, who went on to form a coalition government with the Conservatives. The paper is also influential in the design and publishing arena, sponsoring
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    2 votes
    159
    British Sky Broadcasting

    British Sky Broadcasting

    • Software: Sky News
    British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (commonly known as BSkyB; trading as Sky) is a British satellite broadcasting, broadband and telephony services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, with operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Formed in 1990 by the equal merger of Sky Television and British Satellite Broadcasting, BSkyB is the largest pay-TV broadcaster in the United Kingdom and Ireland with over 11 million subscribers. BSkyB is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately £11.47 billion (US$18 billion) as of 20 June 2012 on the London Stock Exchange. News Corporation owns a 39.14 per cent controlling stake in the company. Sky Television was set up by Rupert Murdoch in 1989. The SES Astra satellite network began with the launch of Astra 1A in 1989. Sky Television plc was the first customer of Astra and leased four transponders on Astra 1A ahead of its launch. Alan Sugar's Amstrad began manufacturing the original satellite dishes and set-top boxes, something which it still does today. With the launch of more Astra satellites from 1991 onward, Sky was able to begin expanding its
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    3 votes
    160
    Opera Software

    Opera Software

    • Software: Opera
    Opera Software ASA (OSE: OPERA) is a Norwegian software company, primarily known for its Opera family of web browsers with over 220 million users worldwide. Opera Software is also involved in promoting Web standards through participation in the W3C. The company has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway and is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. The company also has offices in Sweden, Poland, the People's Republic of China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Australia and the United States. Opera's stated vision is "to deliver the best Internet experience on any device." Opera Software was founded as an independent company on August 30, 1995 by Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Geir Ivarsøy. The company was created to continue what was originally a research project at Telenor, the largest Norwegian telecommunications company. Opera Software's first product, the Opera web browser version 2.1 for Windows, was released in 1997. Opera Software had an IPO in February 2004, and was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange March 11, 2004. In an attempt to capitalize on the emerging market for Internet-connected handheld devices, a project to port the Opera browser to more platforms was
    6.00
    3 votes
    161
    Sun Microsystems

    Sun Microsystems

    • Software: OpenOffice.org
    Sun Microsystems, Inc. was a company that sold computers, computer components, computer software, and information technology services. Sun was founded on February 24, 1982. At its height, Sun headquarters were in Santa Clara, California (part of Silicon Valley), on the former west campus of the Agnews Developmental Center. On January 27, 2010, Sun was acquired by Oracle Corporation for US$7.4 billion, based on an agreement signed on April 20, 2009. The following month, Sun Microsystems, Inc. was merged with Oracle USA, Inc. to become Oracle America, Inc. Sun products included computer servers and workstations built on its own RISC-based SPARC processor architecture as well as on x86 based AMD's Opteron and Intel's Xeon processors; storage systems; and a suite of software products including the Solaris operating system, developer tools, Web infrastructure software, and identity management applications. Other technologies include the Java platform, MySQL, and NFS. Sun was a proponent of open systems in general and Unix in particular, and a major contributor to open source software. Sun's main manufacturing facilities were located in Hillsboro, Oregon and Linlithgow, Scotland. The
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    3 votes
    162
    Al Jazeera

    Al Jazeera

    • Software: Al Jazeera English Live
    Al Jazeera (Arabic: الجزيرة‎ al-ǧazīrah IPA: [æl dʒæˈziːrɐ], literally "The Island", abbreviating "The [Arabian] Peninsula"; also Aljazeera or JSC [Jazeera Satellite Channel]) is an independent broadcaster owned by the state of Qatar through the Qatar Media Corporation and headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and specialty TV channels in multiple languages. Al Jazeera is accessible in several world regions. The original Al Jazeera channel's willingness to broadcast dissenting views, for example on call-in shows, created controversies in the Arab States of the Persian Gulf. The station gained worldwide attention following the outbreak of war in Afghanistan, when it was the only channel to cover the war live, from its office there. In the 2000s, the network was praised by the Index on Censorship for circumventing censorship and contributing to the free exchange of information in the Arab world, and by the Webby Awards, who nominated it as one of the five best news web sites, along with BBC News, National Geographic and The
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    3 votes
    163
    NASA

    NASA

    • Software: Java Pathfinder
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. Since February 2006, NASA's mission statement has been to "pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research." On September 14, 2011, NASA announced that it had selected the design of a new Space Launch System that it said would take the agency's astronauts farther into space than ever before and provide the cornerstone for future human space exploration efforts by the U.S. NASA was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958, replacing its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The agency became operational on October 1, 1958. U.S. space exploration efforts have since been led by NASA, including the Apollo moon-landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Commercial Crew vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the
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    3 votes
    164
    Nintendo

    Nintendo

    • Software: Wii Browser
    Nintendo Co., Ltd. (任天堂株式会社, Nintendō Kabushiki gaisha) is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company located in Kyoto, Japan. Nintendo is the world's largest gaming company by revenue. Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it originally produced handmade hanafuda cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as a cab company and a love hotel. Abandoning previous ventures, Nintendo developed into a video game company, becoming one of the most influential in the industry and Japan's third most valuable listed company with a market value of over US$85 billion. Nintendo of America is also the majority owner of the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team. The name Nintendo can be roughly translated from Japanese to English as "leave luck to heaven". As of October 18, 2010, Nintendo has sold over 565 million hardware units and 3.4 billion software units. Nintendo was founded as a card company in late 1889, originally named Nintendo Koppai. Based in Kyoto, Japan, the business produced and marketed a playing card game called Hanafuda. The handmade cards soon became popular, and Yamauchi hired assistants to mass produce cards to
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    3 votes
    165
    Sony

    Sony

    • Software: Sony Vegas
    Sony Corporation (ソニー株式会社, Sonī Kabushiki Gaisha) (TYO: 6758, NYSE: SNE), commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Kōnan Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It ranked 87th on the 2012 list of Fortune Global 500. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics products for the consumer and professional markets. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its four operating segments – Electronics (including video games, network services and medical business), Motion pictures, Music and Financial Services. These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony's principal business operations include Sony Corporation (Sony Electronics in the U.S.), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Mobile Communications (formerly Sony Ericsson), and Sony Financial. Sony is among the Worldwide Top 20 Semiconductor Sales Leaders and third-largest television manufacturer in the world, after Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics. The Sony Group (ソニー・グループ, Sonī Gurūpu) is a
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    3 votes
    166
    Stuart Feldman

    Stuart Feldman

    • Software: Make
    Stuart Feldman received an A.B. in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University and a Ph.D in applied mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is best known as the creator of the computer software program make for UNIX systems. He was also an author of the first Fortran 77 compiler, and he was part of the original group at Bell Labs that created the Unix operating system. Until recently, he was the Vice President of Computer Science at IBM Research. He is currently Vice President, Engineering, East Coast, at Google. Feldman has served on the board of the Computing Research Association (CRA) and of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). He was chair of ACM SIGPLAN and founding chair of ACM SIGecom. He was elected the President of the ACM in 2006. Feldman is also a member of ACM Queue's Editorial Advisory Board, a magazine he helped found with Steve Bourne. He has also served on the editorial boards of IEEE Internet Computing and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. Feldman became a Fellow of the IEEE in 1991 and a Fellow of the ACM in 1995. In 2003, he was awarded ACM's Software System Award for his creation
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    3 votes
    167
    Yatta Solutions

    Yatta Solutions

    • Software: UML Lab
    Yatta Solutions is a software and consulting company based in Kassel, Germany. Yatta Solutions tools and services help companies and public institutions to derive greater value in planning, analyzing and implementing software and business solutions. The Yatta team ensures reliability and performance through innovative software. This enables customers to seize business opportunities, achieve more efficiency, and develop better software with reduced risk and cost.
    5.67
    3 votes
    168
    3Com

    3Com

    3Com Corporation was a digital electronics manufacturer best known for its computer network infrastructure products. The company was co-founded in 1979 by Robert Metcalfe, Howard Charney, Bruce Borden, and Greg Shaw. The name 3Com came from the company's focus on "Computers, Communication and Compatibility". 3Com provided network interface controllers and switches, routers, wireless access points and controllers, IP voice systems, and intrusion prevention systems. The company was based in Massachusetts, USA. From its 2007 acquisition of 100 percent ownership of H3C Technologies Co., Limited (H3C) —initially a joint venture with China-based Huawei Technologies—3Com achieved a leading market presence in China, and a significant networking market share in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. 3Com products were sold under the brands 3Com, H3C, and TippingPoint. On April 12, 2010, Hewlett-Packard completed the acquisition of 3Com. Since the HP acquisition, 3Com has been fully absorbed by HP and no longer exists as a separate entity. Robert Metcalfe co-invented Ethernet at Xerox PARC, and subsequently co-founded 3Com in 1979. 3Com began making Ethernet adaptor cards for many early 1980s
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    2 votes
    169
    Brother Industries

    Brother Industries

    Brother Industries, Ltd. (ブラザー工業株式会社, Burazā Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 6448) is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment company headquartered in Nagoya, Japan. Its products include printers, multifunction printers, sewing machines, large machine tools, label printers, typewriters, fax machines, and other computer-related electronics. Brother distributes its products both under its own name and under OEM agreements with other companies. Brother's history began in 1908 when the Yasui Sewing Machine Co. was established in Nagoya, Japan. In 1954, Brother International Corporation (US) was established as their first overseas sales affiliate. In 1958 a European regional sales company was established in Dublin. The corporate name was finally changed to Brother Industries, Ltd. in 1962. Brother entered the printer market during its long association with Centronics. In 1968 the company moved its UK headquarters to Audenshaw, Manchester, after acquiring the Jones Sewing Machine Company, a long established British sewing machine maker As of 2012, Brother's annual turnover was in excess of ¥497 billion. In April 2010, the sewing divisions of Brother Industries around
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    2 votes
    170
    European Bioinformatics Institute

    European Bioinformatics Institute

    • Software: EMBOSS
    The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) is a centre for research and services in bioinformatics, and is part of European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). The roots of the EMBL-EBI lie in the EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Data Library (now known as EMBL-Bank), which was established in 1980 at the EMBL laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany and was the world's first nucleotide sequence database. The original goal was to establish a central computer database of DNA sequences, rather than have scientists submit sequences to journals. What began as a modest task of abstracting information from literature soon became a major database activity with direct electronic submissions of data and the need for highly skilled informatics staff. The task grew in scale with the start of the genome projects, and grew in visibility as the data became relevant to research in the commercial sector. It soon became apparent that the EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Data Library needed better financial security to ensure its long-term viability and to cope with the sheer scale of the task. There was also a need for research and development to provide services, to collaborate with global partners to support the
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    2 votes
    171
    HP QuickTest Professional

    HP QuickTest Professional

    • Software: Testing Engineer
    HP QuickTest Professional software provides functional and regression test automation for software applications and environments. Part of the HP Quality Center tool suite, HP QuickTest Professional can be used for enterprise quality assurance. HP QuickTest Professional supports keyword and scripting interfaces and features a graphical user interface. It uses the Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) scripting language to specify a test procedure, and to manipulate the objects and controls of the application under test. HP QuickTest Professional was originally written by Mercury Interactive. Mercury Interactive was subsequently acquired by Hewlett Packard (HP) in 2006. HP QuickTest Professional 11 is currently available from HP Software Division. HP QuickTest Professional is automated testing software designed for testing various software applications and environments. It performs functional and regression testing through a user interface such as a native GUI or web interface. It works by identifying the objects in the application user interface or a web page and performing desired operations (such as mouse clicks or keyboard events); it can also capture object properties like
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    2 votes
    172
    James Gosling

    James Gosling

    • Software: Java
    Dr. James A. Gosling, OC (born May 19, 1955 near Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a computer scientist, best known as the father of the Java programming language. In 1977, Gosling received a B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. In 1983, he earned a Ph.D in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and his doctoral thesis was titled "Algebraic Constraints". His thesis advisor was Bob Sproull. While working towards his doctorate, he wrote a version of Emacs (gosmacs), and before joining Sun Microsystems he built a multi-processor version of Unix while at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as several compilers and mail systems. Between 1984 and 2010, Gosling was with Sun Microsystems. He is known as the father of the Java programming language. On April 2, 2010, Gosling left Sun Microsystems which had recently been acquired by the Oracle Corporation. Regarding why he left, Gosling cited reductions in pay, status, and decision-making ability; change of role; and ethical challenges. He has since taken a very critical stance towards Oracle in interviews, noting that "During the integration meetings between Sun and Oracle, where we were being grilled about the
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    173
    Jeffrey Michael Heer

    Jeffrey Michael Heer

    • Software: Protovis
    Jeffrey Heer is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he works on human-computer interaction, visualization, and social computing. His research investigates the perceptual, cognitive, and social factors involved in making sense of large data collections, resulting in new interactive systems for visual analysis and communication. Heer’s work has produced novel visualization techniques for exploring data, software tools that simplify visualization creation and customization, and collaborative analysis systems that leverage the insights of multiple analysts. He has also led the design of the Prefuse, Flare, and Protovis open-source visualization toolkits, which have been downloaded over 100,000 times; cited in over 500 research publications; and used by researchers, corporations, and thousands of data enthusiasts. Heer received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Over the years, he has also worked at a number of research laboratories and corporations, including Xerox PARC, IBM Research, Microsoft Research, and Tableau Software. Heer is the recipient of the 2009 ACM CHI Best Paper Award, Faculty Awards from IBM and Intel, UC Berkeley's C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Research Award, and in 2009 was named to MIT Technology Review's TR35, a list recognizing 35 innovators under the age of 35.
    6.50
    2 votes
    174
    LiveStation

    LiveStation

    • Software: Al Jazeera English Live
    Livestation is a platform for distributing live television and radio broadcasts over a data network. It has been developed by Skinkers Ltd and is now a new company called Livestation Ltd. The service was originally based on peer-to-peer technology acquired from Microsoft Research. Livestation aggregates international news channels online and offers them in a number of ways: Livestation broadcast streams encoded in VC-1 format (Livestation is not currently using peer-to-peer). Playback controls are overlaid on top of the video stream. Unlike services such as Joost which offer video on demand channels, Livestation streams live broadcasts. Current live TV news channels in the global offering (which comes with a default installation) include: The software is currently available for Windows, Mac (including PowerPC) and Linux. The cross-platform compatibility is facilitated by the Qt framework. Social networking features have been added that include the ability to chat with other viewers and also find out what others are watching through a user generated rating system. You can search and select the available channels either from the website, or from within the software. Due to recent
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    2 votes
    175
    Ron Gilbert

    Ron Gilbert

    • Software: SCUMM
    Ron Gilbert (born January 1, 1964) is an American computer game designer, programmer, and producer, best known for his work on several classic LucasArts adventure games, including Maniac Mansion and the first two Monkey Island games. Gilbert was also co-founder of Humongous Entertainment and its sister company Cavedog Entertainment. His games are generally focused on interactive storytelling. Additionally, Ron founded Hulabee Entertainment with Shelley Day after leaving Humongous Entertainment. He was Creative Director at Vancouver-based Hothead Games development studio. He is currently working at Double Fine Productions, with former LucasArts writer/programmer/designer Tim Schafer. Ron Gilbert was born in La Grande, Oregon, United States, as the son of David E. Gilbert, a physics professor and former president of Eastern Oregon University (then Eastern Oregon State College). He became interested in games when he was 13 years old thanks to a Texas Instruments TI-59 programmable calculator his father used to bring home. That calculator included a simple game in which the player had to guess the location of a battleship by entering the coordinates and the calculator would answer if
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    2 votes
    176
    Thomson-Reuters Corporation

    Thomson-Reuters Corporation

    • Software: Thomson Reuters News Pro
    Thomson Reuters Corporation is a business data provider and was created by the Thomson Corporation's purchase of Reuters Group on 17 April 2008. Thomson Reuters is headquartered at 3 Times Square, Manhattan, New York City, United States. The Woodbridge Company, a holding company for the Thomson family of Canada, owns 53% of the group, which operates in 100 countries, and has 60,000 employees. Thomson Reuters was ranked as Canada's "leading corporate brand" in the 2010 Interbrand Best Canadian Brands ranking. Thomson Reuters operates in two divisions: Professional and Financial & Risk. The Company was founded by Roy Thomson in 1934 in Ontario as the publisher of The Timmins Daily Press. In 1953 Thomson acquired the Scotsman newspaper and moved to Scotland the following year. He consolidated his media position in Scotland in 1957 when he won the franchise for Scottish Television. In 1959 he bought the Kemsley Group, a purchase that eventually gave him control of the Sunday Times. He separately acquired the Times in 1967. He moved into the airline business in 1965, when he acquired Britannia Airways and into oil and gas exploration in 1971 when he participated in a consortium to
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    2 votes
    177
    Vidoop

    Vidoop

    • Software: VidoopSecure
    Vidoop LLC is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon. Its flagship product is Vidoop Secure, a login solution designed to function without traditional passwords, which Vidoop claims is resistant to brute force, keystroke logging, phishing, and some man-in-the-middle attacks. On 30 May 2009, Vidoop announced that it was going out of business. Vidoop was founded in 2006 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As of March 2006 it had 4 employees and would initially reveal only that it was developing a novel login solution that hides an access code in plain sight. After over a year of secretive development and testing, the company launched its product, Vidoop Secure, at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, California on 2007-04-17. Luke Sontag, a co-founder, gave a presentation at the expo demonstrating the technology and further announced that an unnamed Fortune 500 company would be replacing its login system with Vidoop by July 2007. Vidoop's core technology is the Vidoop Dynamic Image Grid, a login tool that powers Vidoop Secure and thus myVidoop.com. The company also sells advertising space, allowing a company to place its products as images in the grid. There are currently two
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    2 votes
    178
    Zinio

    Zinio

    • Software: Zinio Magazine Newsstand & Reader
    Zinio is a publishing technology and services company that sells and distributes printed material in digital format, including magazines, books, catalogs, newsletters and research. In this capacity, Zinio is the world's largest newsstand and bookstore. The company's website allows documents to either be read online or downloaded to be read offline on computers (Windows, Mac OS X and Linux-based computers) and portable devices such as the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry PlayBook and Android devices. Zinio is a free download in the BlackBerry App World. Founded in 2000 by Kevin McCurdy, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei, and franchisees worldwide. The company is privately held by Gilvest LP, an investment entity owned by entrepreneur and businessman David Gilmour. The company works with publishers and the publishers set the prices of their publications. The content is protected with DRM that prevents magazines from being circulated without the prior approval of the publishers. Publishing partners in North America include: Alpha Media Group Inc., Bonnier Corporation, Hachette Filipacchi Media, Hearst
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    2 votes
    179
    Apache Software Foundation

    Apache Software Foundation

    • Software: Apache Cocoon
    The Apache Software Foundation  /əˈpætʃiː/ (ASF) is a non-profit corporation (classified as 501(c)(3) in the United States) to support Apache software projects, including the Apache HTTP Server. The ASF was formed from the Apache Group and incorporated in Delaware, U.S., in June 1999. The Apache Software Foundation is a decentralized community of developers. The software they produce is distributed under the terms of the Apache License and is therefore free and open source software (FOSS). The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus-based development process and an open and pragmatic software license. Each project is managed by a self-selected team of technical experts who are active contributors to the project. The ASF is a meritocracy, implying that membership to the foundation is granted only to volunteers who have actively contributed to Apache projects. The ASF is considered a second generation open-source organization, in that commercial support is provided without the risk of platform lock-in. Among the ASF's objectives are to provide legal protection to volunteers working on Apache projects, and to prevent the Apache brand name from being used by
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    1 votes
    180
    CBS Corporation

    CBS Corporation

    • Software: CBS Eyemobile
    CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS, CBSA) is an American mass media corporation focused on commercial broadcasting, publishing, billboards and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. The president and chief executive of the company is Leslie Moonves. Sumner Redstone, owner of National Amusements, is CBS's majority shareholder and serves as executive chairman. The company began trading on the NYSE on January 3, 2006. Until then, the corporation was known as Viacom, and is the legal successor to said company. A new company, keeping the Viacom name was spun off from CBS. CBS, not Viacom, retains control of over-the-air television (CBS, CW) and radio broadcasting, TV production and distribution, publishing, pay-cable, recording, and outdoor advertising assets formerly owned by the larger company. CBS has its headquarters in CBS Building, Midtown, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Viacom was created in 1970 as the television syndication division of CBS, and was spun off in 1971. However, in 1999, Viacom acquired its former parent, by this time also named CBS Corporation, formerly Westinghouse Electric. The prior CBS Corporation also owned CMT
    7.00
    1 votes
    181
    Denny Vrandečić

    Denny Vrandečić

    • Software: Semantic MediaWiki
    Denny Vrandecic is a researcher at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods (Institute AIFB) of the Universität Karlsruhe (TH). He received his Master for studying Computer Science and Philosophy at the University of Stuttgart. Now his research interests include ontology engineering, evaluation and inferencing, and keeping in mind that making life easier for humans is our main focus. He was co-organizer of the WWW workshops EON2006 on ontology evaluation and CKC2007 on collaborative knowledge construction. He is a co-developer of Semantic MediaWiki and co-authored several books for Germany's most-popular role playing game.
    7.00
    1 votes
    182
    MIT Media Lab

    MIT Media Lab

    • Software: Google App Inventor
    The MIT Media Lab is an interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology devoted to projects at the convergence of technology, multimedia and design. Students with backgrounds ranging from engineering, computer science, physics, education, music and others make up the graduate student community at the Lab. The Media Lab has been widely popularized since the 1990s by business and technology publications such as Wired and Red Herring for a series of practical inventions in the fields of wireless networks, field sensing, web browsers and the World Wide Web. More recently, it has also focused particularly on design and technologies that address social causes. The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) was one of the notable research efforts which grew out of the Media Lab. The MIT Media Lab was founded by MIT Professor Nicholas Negroponte and former MIT President Jerome Wiesner and opened its doors in the Wiesner Building (designed by I. M. Pei) (also known as the E15 building) at MIT in 1985. It grew out of the work of MIT’s Architecture Machine Group, and remains within MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Joichi Ito was named director of the MIT Media Lab
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    1 votes
    183
    National Institute of Standards and Technology

    National Institute of Standards and Technology

    • Software: JAMA
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), known between 1901 and 1988 as the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), is a measurement standards laboratory, otherwise known as a National Metrological Institute (NMI), which is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce. The institute's official mission is to: Promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. NIST had an operating budget for fiscal year 2007 (October 1, 2006-September 30, 2007) of about $843.3 million. NIST's 2009 budget was $992 million, but it also received $610 million as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. NIST employs about 2,900 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support and administrative personnel. About 1,800 NIST associates (guest researchers and engineers from American companies and foreign nations) complement the staff. In addition, NIST partners with 1,400 manufacturing specialists and staff at nearly 350 affiliated centers around the country. NIST publishes the Handbook 44 that provides the "Specifications,
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    1 votes
    184
    Tableau Software

    Tableau Software

    • Software: Tableau Desktop
    Tableau Software began as an extensive R&D project inside Stanford University’s prestigious Department of Computer Science. Sponsored by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy, a team of Stanford Ph.D. researchers solved one of the most difficult problems in computer science: enabling people to see and understand the information in databases. Under the leadership of Dr. Pat Hanrahan and Dr. Chris Stolte, our company has produced a fundamentally new way of interacting with the same relational and OLAP databases that are the backbone of the global database and business intelligence markets.


    Tableau Software is the leading provider of visual analysis and reporting solutions. Our products help people see and understand the information in databases by enabling them to build drag & drop analyses of their business data. The results are visual, insightful, and unlike anything you've seen. They help people save time and make better decisions. The success of products in the BI industry depends critically on people's ability to easily extract information from complex databases of varying formats. To that end, Tableau products set the new standard for visual analysis. They enable people of any technical skill to analyze databases of any query language by simply building drag & drop visualizations of what they want to see.


    Although visual interfaces and databases are two of the success stories of the computer revolution, their synergy to date has been modest, probably because visual interfaces have focused on human capabilities while databases have focused on efficient query processing. How did Tableau become the breakthrough leader in visual analysis for databases?  Our products are built on a database visualization language called VizQL™ (Visual Query Language). It represents a fundamentally new architecture for database interaction. What is VizQL™? It's like SQL. The development of SQL led to a revolution in database technology. Suddenly, complex queries were easily described as readable text. Programmers were freed from writing custom procedural programs in order to query corporate databases and instead could compose simple statements. VizQL™ marks a similar step forward. What SQL did for database interactions in text form, VizQL™ does for database interactions in visual form. Sophisticated visualizations are described by declarative VizQL™ statements. The standard approach when developing analysis systems is to provide a set of pre-canned objects — bar chart objects, scatter-plot objects, etc. This legacy approach is similar to selling a database with six “pre-approved” queries rather than with a complete query language like SQL. Tableau's VizQL™ approach provides a “Lego set” for database visualization. It marks a revolution for reporting and analysis for business users.The Tableau Software team includes renowned thought leaders from three different industries: Databases, Graphics, and Business Intelligence. Our culture is based on breakthrough innovation and customer success.

    Tableau's family of customers includes leading companies from every industry, from F500 multi-nationals and the U.S. government, to small consultancies. Our products are in use today by business intelligence professionals, marketers, market researchers, analysts, financial planners, strategic planners, sales departments, supply-chain specialists, national security specialists, engineers, scientists, social scientists and executives around the world.


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    1 votes
    185
    University of Zurich

    University of Zurich

    • Software: OLAT
    The University of Zurich (UZH, German: Universität Zürich), located in the city of Zurich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 25,000 students. It was founded in 1833 from the existing colleges of theology, law, medicine and a new faculty of philosophy. Currently, the university has faculties of arts, economics, law, medicine, science, theology and veterinary medicine. The university claims to offer the widest range of subjects and courses at any Swiss higher education institution. The University of Zurich was founded on April 29, 1833, when the existing colleges of theology (founded by Huldrych Zwingli in 1525), law and medicine were merged with a new faculty of Philosophy. It was the first university in Europe to be founded by the state rather than a monarch or church. The university allowed women to attend philosophy lectures from 1847, and admitted the first female doctoral student in 1866. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine was added in 1901, the oldest such faculty in the world. In 1914, the university moved to new premises designed by the architect Karl Moser on Rämistrasse 71. The university is scattered all over the city of Zurich. There are several
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    3 votes
    186
    Yamaha

    Yamaha

    Yamaha Corporation (ヤマハ株式会社, Yamaha Kabushiki Gaisha) (TYO: 7951) is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate based in Japan with a wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics, motorcycles and power sports equipment. Yamaha was established in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer by Torakusu Yamaha as Nippon Gakki Company, Limited (日本楽器製造株式会社, Nippon Gakki Seizō Kabushiki Gaisha) (literally Japan Musical Instrument Manufacturing Corporation) in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture and was incorporated on October 12, 1897. The company's origins as a musical instrument manufacturer is still reflected today in the group's logo—a trio of interlocking tuning forks. After World War II, company president Tomiko Genichi Kawakami repurposed the remains of the company's war-time production machinery and the company's expertise in metallurgical technologies to the manufacture of motorcycles. The YA-1 (AKA Akatombo, the "Red Dragonfly"), of which 125 were built in the first year of production (1958), was named in honor of the founder. It was a 125cc, single cylinder, two-stroke, street bike patterned after the German DKW RT125 (which the
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    3 votes
    187
    Bo Leuf

    Bo Leuf

    • Software: QuickiWiki
    Bo Arne Leuf (July 9, 1952 – April 24, 2009) was the author of the book The Wiki Way (2001), written in collaboration with wiki inventor Ward Cunningham. His book Peer To Peer (2002) discusses different P2P solutions both from a technical and legal point of view. Bo Leuf lived in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was a candidate for the Pirate Party in the Swedish general election 2006 and was also on its board as treasurer.
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    2 votes
    188
    British Broadcasting Corporation

    British Broadcasting Corporation

    • Software: BBC News
    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcasting corporation headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, with about 23,000 staff. Its main responsibility is to provide impartial public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. The BBC is a semi-autonomous public service broadcaster that operates under a Royal Charter and a Licence and Agreement from the Home Secretary. Within the United Kingdom its work is funded principally by an annual television licence fee, which is charged to all British households, companies and organisations using any type of equipment to record and/or receive live television broadcasts; the level of the fee is set annually by the British Government and agreed by Parliament. Outside the UK, the BBC World Service has provided services by direct broadcasting and re-transmission contracts by sound radio since the inauguration of the BBC Empire Service in December 1932, and more recently by television and online. Though sharing some of the facilities of the domestic services, particularly for news and current affairs output, the
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    2 votes
    189
    Creative Technology

    Creative Technology

    • Software: OpenAL
    Creative Technology Ltd. (SGX: C76, OTC Pink: CREAF) is a Singapore-based global company headquartered in Jurong East, Singapore. The principal activities of the company and its subsidiaries consist of the design, manufacture and distribution of digitized sound and video boards, computers and related multimedia, and personal digital entertainment products. The firm began as a computer repair shop, where Sim Wong Hoo developed an add-on memory board for the Apple II computer. Later, they started creating customized PCs adapted in Chinese. A part of this design included enhanced audio capabilities, so that the device could produce speech and melodies. The success of this audio interface led to the development of a standalone sound card. In 1987, they released a 12-voice sound generator sound card for the IBM PC architecture, the Creative Music System (C/MS), featuring two Philips SAA 1099 chips. Sim personally went from Singapore to Silicon Valley and managed to get RadioShack's Tandy division to market the product. The card was, however, unsuccessful and lost to AdLib. Learning from this, Creative produced the first Sound Blaster, which included the prior CM/S hardware but also
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    2 votes
    190
    Node.js

    Node.js

    • Software: TileMill
    Node.js is a software system designed for writing highly scalable Internet applications, notably web servers. Programs are written in JavaScript, using event-driven, asynchronous I/O to minimize overhead and maximize scalability. Node.js consists of Google's V8 JavaScript engine, libUV, and several built-in libraries. Node.js was created by Ryan Dahl starting in 2009, and its growth is sponsored by Joyent, his employer. Dahl's original goal was to create the ability to make web sites with push capabilities as seen in web applications like Gmail. After trying solutions in several other programming languages he chose JavaScript because of the lack of an existing I/O API. This allowed him to define a convention of non-blocking, event-driven I/O. Similar environments written in other programming languages include Twisted for Python, Perl Object Environment for Perl, libevent for C and EventMachine for Ruby. Unlike most JavaScript programs, it is not executed in a web browser, but is instead a server-side JavaScript application. Node.js implements some CommonJS specifications. It provides a REPL environment for interactive testing. This is a complete implementation of hello world as an
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    2 votes
    191
    PC Tools

    PC Tools

    • Software: Spyware Doctor
    PC Tools (founded in 2003), formerly known as WinGuides.com, is a software company headquartered in Australia with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Ukraine. The company develops and distributes security and optimization software for the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms. There are over 200 employees. PC Tools has won nearly 100 separate awards for its products. PC Tools distributes anti-malware and system utilities software to consumers around the world. By 29 November 2006, software owned by PC Tools were downloaded over 125 million times. PC Tools Browser Defender, also called Browser Defender for short, is a browser toolbar for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers on Windows based computers. Browser Defender allows for safe web surfing. iAntivirus was updated in 2012 and rebranded as a Norton product (Norton is a brand owned by Symantec corporation). PC Tools iAntiVirus, or simply iAntiVirus, is free antivirus software for Intel based Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) and Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard). The software was released in June 2008. It can be used to detect and remove malware, spyware and exploits, using both
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    2 votes
    192
    PLS Inc

    PLS Inc

    • Software: docFinder
    PLS Inc is a Petroleum Listing Service providing the Oil and Gas industry with Research, Transaction and Advisory Services. PLS publishes 12 newsletter reports for USA, Canada & International Oil & Gas markets under the titles A&D Transactions, ProspectCentre, MidstreamNews, Capital Markets, Oilfield Services & Quick Price. PLS is an Oil & Gas brokerage with a MLS database of Oil & Gas Assets for Sale. PLS also provides proprietary databases including the M&A database of leading expert Oil & Gas Valuations, and the docFinder database, an interactive archive of Oil & Gas investor slide presentations. PLS hosts the Dealmakers Expo, the original Buyer Seller Prospects & Properties Exhibition, as well as Marketmakers & Playmakers Oil & Gas Conferences.
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    2 votes
    193
    Powerset

    Powerset

    • Software: Powerset
    Powerset is a Silicon Valley company building a transformative consumer search engine based on natural language processing.  Powerset's unique innovations in search are rooted in breakthrough technologies that take advantage of the structure and nuances of natural language. Using these advanced techniques, Powerset is building a large-scale search engine that breaks the confines of keyword search.  By making search more natural and intuitive, Powerset is fundamentally changing how we search the web, and delivering higher quality results.
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    2 votes
    194
    Rusty Russell

    Rusty Russell

    • Software: Ipchains
    Paul "Rusty" Russell is an Australian free software programmer and advocate. Russell wrote the packet filtering systems ipchains and netfilter/iptables in the Linux operating system kernel. Linus Torvalds referred to him as one of his "top deputies" in 2003. In 2002, Russell announced the creation of the Trivial Patch Monkey, an email address for kernel hackers to submit trivial patches such as spelling errors, one-liners, documentation tweaks and other minor amendments to the code base. Adrian Bunk took over the role in 2005. In 2006 Russell started work as the major developer of the "lguest" virtualisation system in the Linux Kernel. In October 2009, he was officially given a SAMBA Team T-shirt welcoming him to the Samba Team. Russell conceived and conducted the Conference of Australian Linux Users at Monash University in 1999, the forerunner of the annual linux.conf.au conference series. Russell is intellectual property advisor to Linux Australia and is active in advocating against and critiquing intellectual property elements of the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the United States. He was also a member of the Linux Australia committee in 2004. Russell was the
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    2 votes
    195
    Software Cellular Network

    Software Cellular Network

    • Software: truphone
    Truphone is a mobile network that operates internationally. It has headquarters in London, and offices in the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Spain, the Netherlands and Portugal. The company's main product is its GSM service, Truphone, a SIM based mobile service which offers customers standard local rates rather than roaming rates in countries where the company has partnerships with local operators. The current list of countries where Truphone customers pay only local rates for calls, texts and data are: The service is not limited to the countries where Truphone has established local networks however, and the service works in and provides discounted roaming in over 220 countries. Truphone (a trading name of Truphone Ltd, formerly Software Cellular Network Ltd) was founded in 2006 by James Tagg, Alexander Straub and Alistair Campbell. The company re-launched as Tru in December 2010, although reverted back to Truphone in the summer of 2012. The company's core business focus is Truphone (launched as Truphone Local Anywhere in January 2010), a GSM SIM-based mobile service which charges customers standard local rates rather than roaming rates in countries where the
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    2 votes
    196
    University of Florida

    University of Florida

    • Software: VIVO
    The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida, UF or U of F) is an American public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research university located on a 2,000-acre (8.1 km) campus in Gainesville, Florida. The university traces its historical origins to 1853, and has operated continuously on its present Gainesville campus since September 1906. The University of Florida is ranked 17th overall among all public national universities in the current 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and consistently ranks within the top 100 universities worldwide. The University of Florida is considered a "Public Ivy," a designation reserved for the top public universities in the United States. The University of Florida is an elected member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an organization composed of sixty-one American and Canadian research universities. It is one of three "research flagship universities" within the State University System of Florida, as designated by the Florida Legislature. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is the second largest Florida university by student population, and is the seventh largest
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    2 votes
    197
    Blackboard Inc.

    Blackboard Inc.

    • Software: Blackboard Learning System
    Blackboard Inc. is an enterprise software company with its corporate headquarters in Washington, D.C. and is primarily known as a developer of education software, in particular learning management systems. Blackboard was founded by CEO Michael Chasen and chairman Matthew Pittinsky in 1997 and became a public company in 2004. The company provides education, mobile, communication, and commerce software and related services to clients including education providers, corporations and government organizations. Blackboard's seven platforms are: Learn, Transact, Engage, Connect, Mobile, Collaborate and Analytics. The company has been a leader in the development of Internet-based education software. As of December 2010, Blackboard software and services are used by over 9,300 institutions in more than 60 countries. Blackboard was founded in 1997 by Michael Chasen and Matthew Pittinsky and began as a consulting firm contracting to the non-profit IMS Global Learning Consortium. Chasen and Pittinsky started Blackboard upon leaving KPMG Consulting where they both had worked as part of the company’s Higher Education practice. In 1998, the company merged with CourseInfo LLC, a small course
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    3 votes
    198
    Long Circle

    Long Circle

    Long Circle provides outsourced engineering services to companies whose products and services rely on embedded software and hardware technology. Long Circle and the Long Circle China Center of Excellence enables U.S. companies to reduce costs, increase engineering bandwidth, and broaden market reach by providing low-risk, strategic access to china's engineering talent, manufacting industry, and emerging markets. To learn more about Long Circle, visit http://www.longcircle.com.
    5.00
    3 votes
    199
    Ad.WRIGHT Communications Pte Ltd

    Ad.WRIGHT Communications Pte Ltd

    • Software: Semantic Web-The Next Gen Web
    Ad.WRIGHT is a Full Service Interactive and Ideas Agency encompassing Branding, Advertising, Marketing, Communications, Web 2.0 & Web 3.0 Providing Digital Branding, Web Design, Content, Search, Architecture & Technology Consulting. Strong in content strategies for media and publishing owners, leveraging semantic techniques to drive traffic. Ad.WRIGHT provide web-based initiatives for Multimedia, Internet, Intranet and Extranet solutions.
    5.50
    2 votes
    200
    Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley

    Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley

    • Software: Robert B. Honeyman, Jr. Collection of Early Californian and Western American Pictorial Material
    The Bancroft Library is the primary special collections library of the University of California, Berkeley. It was acquired as a gift/purchase (November 25, 1905) from its founder, Hubert Howe Bancroft, with the proviso that it retain the name Bancroft Library in perpetuity. The collection consisted of 50,000 volumes of historical materials on the history of California and the North American West, from the Isthmus of Panama to Alaska and from the Trans-Mississippi West to Hawaii, including the great Pacific voyages of discovery of Cook, Malaspina, Vancouver, La Pérouse, and Otto von Kotzebue. At the time it was the largest such collection in the world, and remains so today. Until the decade of the 1960s, The Bancroft Library continued to focus exclusively on the history of the American West, particularly the borderlands of northern Mexico and the southern United States, from Florida to California, an area associated with the research interests of long-time directors Herbert E. Bolton (1918–1940) and George P. Hammond (1946–1966). In the 1950s and 1960s Bancroft added the University of California archives and the Regional Oral History Office, both significant to the history of
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    2 votes
    201
    Bram Moolenaar

    Bram Moolenaar

    • Software: Vim
    Bram Moolenaar (born in 1961, in Lisse, province of Zuid-Holland, Netherlands) is an active member of the open source software community. He is the author of Vim, a text editor that is very popular among programmers and power users. The Vim editor started as "Vi IMitation" on the Amiga in 1988, but was later relabeled "Vi IMproved" and ported to many other platforms. As vi was a popular editor amongst programmers and system administrators, there initially was doubt whether Bram's 'improved' version could achieve the quality and fan following of the original. But since its first release for Unix systems in 1992, Vim has effectively eclipsed the original Vi, having won several awards and has been referred to as one of the most popular text editors. Bram promotes charity and encourages people to support orphans in Uganda. He pioneered a methodology called charityware through his Vim editor. The software itself is available for free, but it encourages the user to donate to the programmer's favorite charity. A number of other applications have been licensed this way since the inception of this concept. Other software tools that Moolenaar has developed include a software build tool
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    Canonical Ltd.

    Canonical Ltd.

    • Software: Gobuntu
    Canonical Ltd. is a private company founded (and funded) by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth to market commercial support and related services for Ubuntu Linux and related projects. Canonical employs staff in more than 30 countries and maintains offices in London, Boston, Taipei, Montreal, Shanghai, São Paulo and the Isle of Man. Canonical Ltd. has created and continues to back several projects. Principally these are free/open-source software (FOSS) or tools designed to improve collaboration between free software developers and contributors. In a Guardian interview in May 2008, Mark Shuttleworth said that the Canonical business model was service provision and explained that Canonical was not yet close to profitability. Canonical also claimed it will wait for the business to turn into a profitable one within another 3 to 5 years. He regarded Canonical as positioning itself as demand for services related to free software rose. This strategy has been compared to Red Hat's business strategies in the 1990s. However, in an early 2009 New York Times article, Shuttleworth said that Canonical's revenue was "creeping" towards $30 million, the company's break-even point. In 2007,
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    Fox Business Network

    Fox Business Network

    • Software: Fox Business
    Fox Business Network (FBN) is an American cable news and satellite news television channel that began broadcasting on October 15, 2007. It is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. The network discusses business and financial news and, as of July 2011, is available in about 58 million households. News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch confirmed the launch at his keynote address at the 2007 McGraw-Hill Media Summit on February 8, 2007. Day-to-day operations are run by Kevin Magee, executive vice president of Fox News; Neil Cavuto manages content and business news coverage. Ray Hennessey directs the FoxBusiness.com website. Murdoch had publicly stated that if the purchase of The Wall Street Journal went through and if it were legally possible, he would have rechristened the channel with a name that has "Journal" in it. However, on July 11, 2007, the parent company, News Corp, announced that the new channel would be called Fox Business Network (FBN). This name Fox Business Network was chosen over Fox Business Channel due to the pre-existing (though seldom used) legal abbreviation of FBC for Fox Broadcasting Company. The network is placed on channel
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    Herbert Simon

    Herbert Simon

    • Software: Logic Theorist
    Herbert Alexander Simon (June 15, 1916 – February 9, 2001) was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, and psychologist, and professor—most notably at Carnegie Mellon University—whose research ranged across the fields of cognitive psychology, cognitive science, computer science, public administration, economics, management, philosophy of science, sociology, and political science. With almost a thousand very highly cited publications, he is one of the most influential social scientists of the 20th century. Simon was among the founding fathers of several of today's important scientific domains, including artificial intelligence, information processing, decision-making, problem-solving, attention economics, organization theory, complex systems, and computer simulation of scientific discovery. He coined the terms bounded rationality and satisficing, and was the first to analyze the architecture of complexity and to propose a preferential attachment mechanism to explain power law distributions. He also received many top-level honors later in life. These include: In 1959 he became a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; in 1967 he was elected to the
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    IRiver

    IRiver

    • Software: Iriver plus 3
    iriver (formerly iRiver) is a consumer electronics company headquartered in South Korea and widely known for its digital audio players and other portable media devices. The company is a brand and marketing division of Iriver.inc (formerly ReignCom), a South Korean electronics and entertainment company founded in 1999 by seven former Samsung executives. South Korean private equity firm Vogo Fund has held a major stake in iriver since 2007, working to improve the company's prospects as its mp3 player business has dwindled. In 1999, Duk-Jun Yang and Rae-Hwan Lee left Samsung Electronics, along with five colleagues. They formed ReignCom, with Yang as CEO, originally as a semiconductor distributor, then decided to capitalize on the growing MP3 player market. They decided to outsource manufacturing to AV Chaseway, located in Shenzhen, China, and contract product design to INNO Design, an industrial design company in Palo Alto, CA, while keeping R&D in-house. The company's first iriver product was the iMP-100, a portable CD player capable of decoding MP3 data files on CDs, released in November, 2000. It and a later model, the iMP-250, were rebranded and sold by SonicBlue in the United
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    Nokia

    Nokia

    • Software: Web Browser for S60
    Nokia Oyj (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈnokiɑ], English /ˈnɒkiə/) is a Finnish multinational communications and information technology corporation headquartered in Keilaniemi, Espoo, Finland. Its principal products are mobile telephones and portable IT devices. It also offers Internet services including applications, games, music, media and messaging through its Ovi platform, and free-of-charge digital map information and navigation services through its wholly owned subsidiary Navteq. Nokia has a joint venture with Siemens, Nokia Siemens Networks, which provides telecommunications network equipment and services. Nokia has around 122,000 employees across 120 countries, sales in more than 150 countries and annual revenues of around €38 billion. As of 2012 it is the world's second-largest mobile phone maker by unit sales (after Samsung), with a global market share of 22.5% in the first quarter. Nokia is a public limited-liability company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. It is the world's 143rd-largest company measured by 2011 revenues according to the Fortune Global 500. Nokia was the world's largest vendor of mobile phones from 1998 to 2012. However,
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    Tim Berners-Lee

    Tim Berners-Lee

    • Software: WorldWideWeb
    Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA (born 8 June 1955), also known as "TimBL", is a British computer scientist and the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and on 25 December 1990, with the help of Robert Cailliau and a young student at CERN, he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet. Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web's continued development. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation, and is a senior researcher and holder of the Founders Chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI), and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work. In April 2009, he was elected a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences. He was honoured as the "Inventor of the World Wide Web" during the 2012 Summer Olympics opening
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    Timo Sirainen

    Timo Sirainen

    • Software: Irssi
    Timo Sirainen, born 1979, is a Finnish programmer also known under the handles "cras" and "tss". Sirainen is the original author of the IRC-client Irssi and the POP/IMAP server Dovecot. Sirainen lives in Tampere, Finland. In 2006, Sirainen began studying biotechnology at the University of Tampere. He was formerly working for Rackspace Email & Apps (formerly Mailtrust), where he continued the development of the Dovecot POP/IMAP server. Since May 2011 he runs his own company where commercial support for dovecot can be found.
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    Avery Dennison

    Avery Dennison

    Avery Dennison Corporation is a global manufacturer and distributor of pressure-sensitive adhesive materials (such as self-adhesive labels), office products, and various paper products. The company was originally founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1935 as Kum Kleen Products, a partnership of Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Avery. The name was changed to Avery Adhesives in 1937. In 1946, the company was incorporated as Avery Adhesive Label Corp., and the name was subsequently changed to Avery Adhesive Products, Inc. in 1958, and to Avery Products Corporation in 1964. The name was changed again to Avery International Corporation in 1976, and it became Avery Dennison after the company merged with the Dennison Manufacturing Company in 1990. The Dennison Manufacturing Company, which was located in Framingham, Massachusetts, was founded in 1844 as a jewelry and watch box-manufacturing company by Aaron Lufkin Dennison, who later became the pioneer of the American System of Watch Manufacturing. Five years later Aaron turned the Dennison Manufacturing Company over to his younger brother, Eliphalet Whorf Dennison, who took over and developed the company into a sizable industrial enterprise. The
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    Jamie Frater

    Jamie Frater

    • Software: Bersirc
    Jamie Frater (born 31 August 1974) was born in Naenae (a suburb in Lower Hutt), New Zealand, is an opera singer based in London. In 2005 Frater was placed third in New Zealand's premiere opera song competition the Lexus Song Quest. Frater, who has studied under Flora Edwards, Margaret Medlyn, and Margaret Kingsley is a recipient of the Opera Waikato Scholarship (New Zealand), the Moyra Todd Foundation Scholarship (New Zealand), and the Madeleine Finden Memorial Trust Scholarship (London). Jamie Frater was involved in a series of recordings produced by New Zealand's Sirius Opera which are available at most New Zealand libraries or through SOUNZ. Prior to his career in opera, Frater developed a piece of internet software named Bersirc, an Internet Relay Chat Client which gained popularity and was awarded a five star award in the NetGuide Gold magazine. The software has since been purchased by Nicholas Copeland for further development as an open-source application. A bass-baritone, Frater is a firm proponent of contemporary classical music. He has performed many world premiere works by new New Zealand composers, including works by Dorothy Buchanan, John Drummond, and Ivan
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    NASA Ames Research Center

    NASA Ames Research Center

    • Software: NASA World Wind
    The Ames Research Center (ARC), is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) major research center. The centre is located in Moffett Field in California's Silicon Valley. Named after Joseph Sweetman Ames and founded on December 20, 1939 as the second National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) laboratory, ARC became part of NASA in 1958 as part of the turnover from the dissolution of NACA, having now (at the last estimate) over $3.0 billion in capital equipment, 2,300 research personnel and a $600 million annual budget. Historically, Ames was founded to engage in wind-tunnel research on the aerodynamics of propeller-driven aircraft; however its role has developed beyond research and technology in aeronautics, to encompass spaceflight, and information technology. Ames plays a role in many of NASA missions in support of America's space and aeronautics programs. It provides leadership in astrobiology; small satellites; robotic lunar exploration; technologies for the Constellation Program; the search for habitable planets; supercomputing; intelligent/adaptive systems; advanced thermal protection; and airborne astronomy. Ames also develops tools for a safer, more
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    Tribune Company

    Tribune Company

    • Software: LA Times
    The Tribune Company is a large American multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. It is the nation's second-largest newspaper publisher, with ten daily newspapers and commuter tabloids including Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Baltimore Sun, Daily Press and The Morning Call, among others. Through Tribune Broadcasting, the company operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, and Chicago's WGN radio. The group's combined reach is more than 80 percent of U.S. television households. Investment interests include Food Network (31%). Tribune Interactive, another subsidiary, manages the interactive operations of major daily newspapers such as Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times and their associated websites. Its national network sites owned with partners include CareerBuilder.com, Cars.com, Apartments.com and Topix.net. With more than 50 websites overall, Tribune Interactive ranks among the nation's leading news and information networks. The sites attract more than 20 million unique visitors per month. Tribune Media Services provides syndicated content to print and electronic media. Key
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    Joseph Weizenbaum

    Joseph Weizenbaum

    • Software: ELIZA
    Joseph Weizenbaum (8 January 1923, Berlin  - 5 March 2008, Ludwigsfelde-Gröben near Berlin) was a German-American author and professor emeritus of computer science at MIT. The Weizenbaum Award is named after him. Born in Berlin, Germany to Jewish parents, he escaped Nazi Germany in January 1936, emigrating with his family to the United States. He started studying mathematics in 1941 in the U.S., but his studies were interrupted by the war, during which he served in the military. Weizenbaum returned to earn his M.S. in Mathematics. Around 1952 he worked on analog computers, and helped create a digital computer for Wayne State University. In 1956 he worked for General Electric on ERMA, a computer system that introduced the use of the magnetically-encoded fonts imprinted on the bottom border of checks, allowing automated check processing via Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR). In 1964 he took a position at MIT. In 1966, he published a comparatively simple program called ELIZA, named after the ingenue in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, which performed natural language processing. Driven by a script named DOCTOR, it was capable of engaging humans in a conversation which bore a
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    Logitech

    Logitech

    • Software: Google TV
    Logitech International S.A. (SIX: LOGN, NASDAQ: LOGI) is a global provider of personal computer accessories headquartered in Romanel-sur-Morges, Switzerland. The company develops and markets products like peripheral devices for PCs, including keyboards, mice, microphones, game controllers and webcams. Logitech also makes home and computer speakers, headphones, wireless audio devices, as well as audio devices for MP3 players and mobile phones. In addition to its Swiss headquarters, the company has offices in Newark, California, as well as throughout Europe, Asia and the rest of the Americas. Logitech's sales and marketing activities are organized into four geographic regions: Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and China. In the Japanese market, Logitech uses the brand name Logicool since a company known as Logitec (ロジテック, rojitekku) that focuses on computer peripheral devices has existed in that country since 1982, and its parent company, Elecom, has used the brand name since 1974. Similar-sounding trademarks in the same industry can be infringing; Logitech chose to avoid this situation. In the UK, Logitech trades under 'Logi (UK) Ltd.'; a 'Logitech' based in Glasgow, Scotland
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    Robert  E. Kahn

    Robert E. Kahn

    • Software: Knowbot
    Robert Elliot "Bob" Kahn (born December 23, 1938) is an American Internet pioneer, engineer and computer scientist, who, along with Vinton G. Cerf, invented the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), the fundamental communication protocols at the heart of the Internet. Kahn was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of Beatrice Pauline (née Tashker) and Lawrence Kahn, a high school administrator. Through his father, he is related to futurist Herman Kahn. After receiving a B.E.E. degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York in 1960, Kahn earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University in 1962 and 1964 respectively. After finishing graduate school, he worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories, and then became an assistant professor at MIT. He then worked at Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN), where he helped develop the IMP. In 1972, he began work at the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) within ARPA. In the fall of 1972, he demonstrated the ARPANET by connecting 20 different computers at the International Computer Communication Conference, "the watershed event that made people suddenly realize that packet switching was a
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    Theo de Raadt

    Theo de Raadt

    • Software: OpenBSD
    Theo de Raadt (/ˈθiː.oʊ dɛˈrɔːt/; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈteː.o dɛˈraːt]; born May 19, 1968 in Pretoria, South Africa) is a software engineer who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is the founder and leader of the OpenBSD and OpenSSH projects, and was a founding member of the NetBSD project. Theo de Raadt is the eldest of four children to a Dutch father, and a South African mother, with two sisters and a brother. Concern over the mandatory two-year armed forces conscription in South Africa led the family to emigrate to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in November 1977. In 1983 the largest recession in Canada since the Great Depression sent the family to the Yukon. Prior to the move de Raadt got his first computer, a Commodore VIC-20, which was soon followed by an Amiga. It is with these computers that he first began to develop software. In 1992 he obtained a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. The NetBSD project was founded in 1993 by Chris Demetriou, Adam Glass, Charles Hannum, and de Raadt, who collectively felt frustration at the speed and quality of Jolix, the then standard Berkeley software distribution, and believed that a more open development model would be of
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    MSN

    MSN

    MSN (originally: The Microsoft Network; stylized as: msn) is a collection of Internet sites and services provided by Microsoft. The Microsoft Network debuted as an online service and Internet service provider on August 24, 1995, to coincide with the release of the Windows 95 operating system. The range of services offered by MSN has changed since its initial release in 1995. MSN was once a simple online service for Windows 95, an early experiment at interactive multimedia content on the Internet, and one of the most popular dial-up Internet service providers. Today, MSN is primarily a popular Internet portal. Microsoft used the MSN brand name to promote numerous popular web-based services in the late 1990s, most notably Hotmail and Microsoft Messenger service, before reorganizing many of them in 2005 under another brand name, Windows Live. MSN.com is currently the 17th most visited domain name on the Internet. The concept for MSN was created by the Advanced Technology Group at Microsoft, headed by Nathan Myhrvold. MSN was originally conceived as a dial-up online content provider like America Online, supplying proprietary content through an artificial folder-like interface
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    Bill Joy

    Bill Joy

    • Software: Vi
    William Nelson Joy (born November 8, 1954), commonly known as Bill Joy, is an American computer scientist. Joy co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 along with Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Andy Bechtolsheim, and served as chief scientist at the company until 2003. He is widely known for having written the essay "Why the Future Doesn't Need Us", where he expresses deep concerns over the development of modern technologies. He played an integral role in the early development of BSD UNIX while a graduate student at Berkeley, and he is the original author of the vi text editor. Joy was born in the Detroit suburb Farmington Hills, Michigan to William Joy, a school vice-principal and counselor, and Ruth Joy. Joy received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979. Joy's graduate advisor was Bob Fabry. As a UC Berkeley graduate student, Joy worked for Fabry's Computer Systems Research Group CSRG in managing the BSD support and rollout where many claim he was largely responsible for managing the authorship of BSD UNIX, from which
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    Bret Taylor

    Bret Taylor

    • Software: Google Maps API
    Bret Taylor is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He was the co-creator of Google Maps and the Google Maps API. Taylor left Google in June 2007 to join venture capital firm Benchmark Capital as an entrepreneur-in-residence, where he and Jim Norris, another former Google employee, created the social network web site FriendFeed. Taylor was the CEO of FriendFeed until August 2009, when the company was acquired by Facebook for an estimated $50 million. Taylor is currently the CTO of Facebook. Taylor also co-wrote and maintains Tornado web server. The software was created at FriendFeed and was open-sourced after FriendFeed was acquired by Facebook in 2009. Taylor attended Stanford University, where he earned his bachelor's degree (2002) and master's degree (2003) in computer science. On 15th June 2012, Taylor announced his plans to leave Facebook to start a new company.
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    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Cisco Systems, Inc.

    • Software: Etch
    Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, United States, that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. The stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ 100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index. Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner, a married couple who worked as computer operations staff members at Stanford University, later joined by Richard Troiano, founded Cisco Systems in 1984. Lerner briefly moved on to direct computer services at Schlumberger, but returned full-time to Cisco in 1987. The name "Cisco" was derived from the city name, San Francisco, which is why the company's engineers insisted on using the lower case "cisco" in the early days. For Cisco's first product, Bosack adapted multiple-protocol router software originally written some years before by William Yeager, another Stanford employee who later joined Sun Microsystems. The company's first CEO was Bill Graves, who held the position from 1987 to 1988. In 1988, John Morgridge was appointed CEO. On February 16, 1990, Cisco Systems went public
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    Federal government of the United States

    Federal government of the United States

    • Software: White House
    The government of the United States of America is the federal government of the constitutional republic of fifty states that constitute the United States of America, as well as one capitol district, and several other territories. The federal government is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive and judicial, which powers are vested by the U.S. Constitution in the Congress, the President, and the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, respectively; the powers and duties of these branches are further defined by acts of Congress, including the creation of executive departments and courts inferior to the Supreme Court. The full name of the republic is "The United States of America". No other name appears in the Constitution, and this is the name that appears on money, in treaties, and in legal cases to which it is a party (e.g., Charles T. Schenck v. United States). The terms "Government of the United States of America" or "United States Government" are often used in official documents to represent the federal government as distinct from the states collectively. In casual conversation or writing, the term "Federal Government" is often used, and the term
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    Jason Rohrer

    Jason Rohrer

    • Software: Konspire2b
    Jason Rohrer (born 1977) is a computer programmer, writer, musician, and game designer. He publishes most of his software under the GNU GPL or into the public domain, and charges for the iPhone ports of his games. He practices simple living and said in 2009 that his family of four had a budget less than $14,500 per year. Transcend – Rohrer's first game, released in 2005. Transcend is "an abstract 2D shooting game that doubles as a multimedia sculpture." Cultivation – Rohrer's second game, released in 2007, is "a social simulation about a community of gardeners." Passage – Rohrer's third game, which was released in 2007 and garnered much attention from the mainstream and independent gaming communities. The game lasts exactly five minutes, and focuses on life, mortality and the costs and benefits of marriage. It was featured in Kokoromi's curated GAMMA 256 event. Gravitation – Rohrer's fourth game, released in 2008. Between – Rohrer's fifth game, released in 2008. It is hosted by Esquire Magazine as an adjunct to Rohrer's profile in the December 2008 issue and was the recipient of the 2009 Independent Games Festival's Innovation Award. Primrose – Rohrer's sixth game, designed for the
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    Library of Congress

    Library of Congress

    The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress, de facto national library of the United States of America, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Located in four buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, it is the largest library in the world by shelf space and number of books. The head of the Library is the Librarian of Congress, currently James H. Billington. The Library of Congress was instituted for Congress in 1800, and was housed in the United States Capitol for most of the 19th century. After much of the original collection had been destroyed during the War of 1812, Thomas Jefferson sold 6,487 books, his entire personal collection, to the library in 1815. After a period of decline during the mid-19th century the Library of Congress began to grow rapidly in both size and importance after the American Civil War, culminating in the construction of a separate library building and the transference of all copyright deposit holdings to the Library. During the rapid expansion of the 20th century the Library of Congress assumed a preeminent public role, becoming a "library of last
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    The Daily

    The Daily

    • Software: Elizabeth Taylor Tribute Magazine
    The Daily is a daily digital newspaper published by News Corporation and made available on Apple's iPad tablet computer and sold through iTunes. It was launched in New York City on February 2 2011 after many months in development and a delayed release. It costs $0.99 a day or $39.99 a year. According to News Corp CEO and chairman Rupert Murdoch, The Daily cost $30 million to develop and costs $500,000 a week to run - before it has gained any subscribers. The title utilises the iPad's touchscreen interface and makes liberal use of infographics, high quality images and interactive widgets. Though it is delivered every morning (US time), The Daily will be updated throughout the day and can encompass breaking news updates.
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    Dries Buytaert

    Dries Buytaert

    • Software: Drupal
    Dries Buytaert (born 19 November 1978 in Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium) is an open-source software programmer notable as founder and lead developer of the Drupal CMS. Buytaert defended his PhD dissertation in Computer Science on 27 January 2008 at Ghent University in Belgium. From 1999-2000 he was the maintainer of the Linux-WLAN FAQ. On 1 December 2007, Dries announced, together with co-founder Jay Batson the launch of a start-up called Acquia. Acquia is a commercial open-source software company providing products, services, and technical support for Drupal. Acquia wants to be to Drupal what Red Hat has been to Linux. In 2009, Acquia helped re-launch Whitehouse.gov on Drupal. On 31 March 2008, Dries launched Mollom, a service dedicated to stopping website spam: "Mollom's purpose is to dramatically reduce the effort of keeping your site clean and the quality of your content high. Currently, Mollom is a spam-killing one-two punch combination of a state-of-the-art spam filter and CAPTCHA server." Over 15,000 websites are protected by the Mollom service, including all of Netlog's messages. In 2008, Buytaert was elected "Young Entrepreneurs of Tech" by BusinessWeek. He was also named to
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    Hans Reiser

    Hans Reiser

    • Software: Reiser4
    Hans Thomas Reiser (born December 19, 1963) is an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, and convicted murderer. He is the creator and primary developer of the ReiserFS computer file system, which is contained within the Linux kernel, as well as its attempted successor, Reiser4. In 2004, he founded Namesys, a corporation meant to coordinate the development of both file systems. In April 2008, Reiser was convicted of the first degree murder of his wife, Nina Reiser, who disappeared in September 2006. He subsequently pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder, as part of a settlement agreement that included disclosing the location of his wife's body, revealed to be in a shallow grave near the couple's home. Hans Reiser was born to Ramon Reiser and Beverly Palmer on December 19, 1963. He grew up in California and dropped out of junior high school before he was 14. He was accepted at the University of California, Berkeley, at the age of 15, which he attended off and on until he received a BA in computer-science in 1992, aged 28. Reiser did not pursue a Ph.D. He worked part- to full-time in the computer field while founding the California-based software company
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    AdLib

    AdLib

    Ad Lib, Inc. was a Canadian manufacturer of sound cards and other computer equipment founded by Martin Prevel, a former professor of music and vice-dean of the music department at the Université Laval. The company's best known product, the AdLib Music Synthesizer Card (ALMSC), or simply the AdLib as it was called, was the first add-on sound card (on compatibles) to achieve widespread game-developer acceptance, becoming the first de facto standard for audio reproduction. Today the AdLib's functionality can be recreated with emulators such as AdPlug and VDMSound (the latter is now deprecated but its source code has been incorporated into DOSBox). After development work on the ALMSC had concluded, Prevel struggled to engage the development community with his company's new product. For example when he handed out development kits at trade shows, with the hopes of having them reach development staff at software companies, the attendees simply used the handouts as personal entertainment, or discarded them outright. Needless to say, the Adlib hardware was not reaching its intended audience, developers with the PC gaming industry. Subsequently, Prevel engaged the assistance of Top Star
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    Allison Randal

    Allison Randal

    • Software: Parrot virtual machine
    Allison Randal is a software developer and author. She is the former chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, a member of the board of directors for The Perl Foundation, a member of the board of directors for the Python Software Foundation , and a former Chairman of the Parrot Foundation. She is also the lead developer of Punie. She is co-author of Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials and the Synopses of Perl 6. She was employed by O'Reilly Media. On August 20, 2010, Randal announced that she now works for Canonical as the Technical Architect of Ubuntu.
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    Betty Holberton

    Betty Holberton

    • Software: Sort Merge Generator
    Frances Elizabeth "Betty" Holberton (March 7, 1917 – December 8, 2001) was one of the six original programmers of ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer. Holberton was born Frances Elizabeth Snyder in Philadelphia in 1917. On her first day of classes at the University of Pennsylvania, Holberton's math professor asked her if she wouldn't be better off at home raising children. Instead, Holberton decided to study journalism, because its curriculum let her travel far a-field. Journalism was also one of the few fields open to women as a career in the 1940s. During World War II while the men were fighting, the Army needed the women to compute ballistics trajectories. Holberton was hired by the Moore School of Engineering to work as a "computor", and was soon chosen to be one of the six women to program the ENIAC. Classified as "subprofessionals", Holberton, along with Kay McNulty, Marlyn Wescoff, Ruth Lichterman, Betty Jean Jennings, and Fran Bilas, programmed the ENIAC to perform calculations for ballistics trajectories electronically for the Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL), US Army. Their work on ENIAC earned each of them a place in the Women in Technology
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    Motorola

    Motorola

    • Software: Timbuktu
    Motorola, Inc. ( /moʊtɵˈroʊlə/) was an American multinational telecommunications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois. After having lost $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009, the company was divided into two independent public companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions on January 4, 2011. Motorola Solutions is generally considered to be the direct successor to Motorola, Inc., as the reorganization was structured with Motorola Mobility being spun off. Motorola designed and sold wireless network infrastructure equipment such as cellular transmission base stations and signal amplifiers. Motorola's home and broadcast network products included set-top boxes, digital video recorders, and network equipment used to enable video broadcasting, computer telephony, and high-definition television. Its business and government customers consisted mainly of wireless voice and broadband systems (used to build private networks), and, public safety communications systems like Astro and Dimetra. These businesses (except for set-top boxes and cable modems) are now part of Motorola Solutions. Motorola's wireless telephone handset division was a pioneer in cellular telephones. Known as the Personal
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    Siemens AG

    Siemens AG

    • Software: I-DEAS
    Siemens AG (German pronunciation: [ˈziːməns]) is a German multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Munich, Germany. It is the largest Europe-based electronics and electrical engineering company. Siemens' principal activities are in the fields of industry, energy, transportation and healthcare. It is organized into five main divisions: Industry, Energy, Healthcare, Infrastructure & Cities, and Siemens Financial Services (SFS). Siemens and its subsidiaries employ approximately 360,000 people across nearly 190 countries and reported global revenue of approx 73.5 billion euros for the year of 2011. Siemens has a primary listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Siemens & Halske was founded by Werner von Siemens on 12 October 1847. Based on the telegraph, his invention used a needle to point to the sequence of letters, instead of using Morse code. The company, then called Telegraphen-Bauanstalt von Siemens & Halske, opened its first workshop on October 12. In 1848, the company built the first long-distance telegraph line in Europe; 500 km from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main. In 1850 the founder's younger brother, Carl Wilhelm
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    Weld Pond

    Weld Pond

    • Software: L0phtCrack
    Chris Wysopal (also known as Weld Pond) is a computer security expert and CTO of Veracode. He was a member of the high profile hacker think tank the L0pht where he was a vulnerability researcher. Chris Wysopal was born in 1965 in New Haven, Connecticut, his mother an educator and his father an engineer. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York where he received a bachelor's degree in computer systems and engineering in 1987. He was the seventh member to join the L0pht. His projects there included Netcat and L0phtCrack for Windows. He was also webmaster/graphic designer for the L0pht website and for Hacker News Network, the first hacker blog. He researched and published security advisories on vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Lotus Domino, Microsoft IIS, and ColdFusion. Weld was one of the seven L0pht members who testified before a Senate committee in 1998 that they could bring down the Internet in 30 minutes. When L0pht was acquired by @stake in 1999 he became the manager of @stake's Research Group and later @stake's Vice President of Research and Development. In 2004 when @stake was acquired by Symantec he became its Director of Development. Wysopal was
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    Carbonite

    Carbonite

    • Software: Carbonite
    Carbonite was founded in 2005 in order to provide Internet-based Backup for Everyone™. Although data loss is a very common problem, few people backup their PCs: existing methods of backup are tedious, time consuming and often too expensive. Furthermore, most don’t provide protection against PC theft, damage and natural disasters.
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    Casio

    Casio

    Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (カシオ計算機株式会社, Kashio Keisanki Kabushiki-gaisha) is a multinational electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Its products include calculators, mobile phones, cameras, musical instruments and watches. It was founded in 1946, and in 1957 released the world's first entirely electric compact calculator. Casio was established in April 1946 by Tadao Kashio, an engineer specializing in fabrication technology. Kashio's first major product was the yubiwa pipe, a finger ring that would hold a cigarette, allowing the wearer to smoke the cigarette down to its nub while also leaving the wearer's hands free. Japan was impoverished immediately following World War II so cigarettes were valuable, and the invention was a success. After seeing the electric calculators at the first Business Show in Ginza, Tokyo in 1949, Kashio and his younger brothers used their profits from the yubiwa pipe to develop their own calculators. Most of the calculators at that time worked using gears and could be operated by hand using a crank or using a motor (see adding machine). Kashio possessed some knowledge of electronics, and set out to make a calculator using
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    Center for History and New Media

    Center for History and New Media

    • Software: Zotero
    The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia was established by Roy Rosenzweig in 1994 to research and use digital media and information technology in historical research, education, digital tools and resources, digital preservation, and outreach. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the Center for History and New Media in partnership with the American Social History Project at the City University of New York organized the September 11 Digital Archive with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. With the September 11 Digital Archive, CHNM and ASHP utilized electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the past, with a digital repository of material including more than 150,000 first-hand accounts, emails, images, and other digital materials. This project has inspired a new project, the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, which is collecting the stories and digital artifacts related to the Hurricane Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. CHNM continues to explore methods, tools, and technologies for archiving and preserving information, data, and documents digitally. The Center for History and New Media worked in partnership
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    Commodore International

    Commodore International

    • Software: AmigaOS
    Commodore is the commonly used collective name for Commodore International Limited and the various national companies that operated underneath it, including Commodore Business Machines (CBM), the U.S.-based home computer and electronics manufacturer with headquarters in West Chester, Pennsylvania that it shared with its parent. Commodore played a vital role in the development of the home–personal computer industry in the 1970s and 1980s. Commodore developed and marketed the world's best-selling desktop computer, the Commodore 64 (1982). Commodore later released the Amiga range of computers in 1985. The company declared bankruptcy in April 1994. It was bought by Escom which also went bankrupt. In 2005, the brand survived after mergers with Yeahronimo Media Ventures Inc., SATXS Communications BV and Tulip Computers. The company that would become Commodore Business Machines, Inc. was founded in 1954 in Toronto as the Commodore Portable Typewriter Company by Polish immigrant and Auschwitz survivor Jack Tramiel. For a few years he had been living in New York, driving a taxicab and running a small business repairing typewriters, when he managed to sign a deal with a Czechoslovakian
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    D. Richard Hipp

    D. Richard Hipp

    • Software: SQLite
    Dwayne Richard Hipp (born April 9, 1961) is the architect and primary author of SQLite as well as Fossil SCM. He and his wife, Ginger G. Wyrick, currently live and work in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also authored the Lemon Parser Generator and CVSTrac. CVSTrac became the inspiration for Trac. He is also a member of the Tcl core team. Hipp uses Richard as his first name, or D. Richard Hipp when using his whole name. The name "Dwayne" appears in his dissertation at Duke University. Hipp was born in Charlotte on April 9, 1961 but grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Stone Mountain High School in 1979 and enrolled at Georgia Tech. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1984 with Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. After graduating from Georgia Tech, Hipp worked at AT&T for three years before returning to graduate school at Duke University to study under Alan W. Biermann in the Department of Computer Science. He took the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Duke in 1992 and finding the academic market for Ph.D.s saturated with what he believed to be better qualified candidates, started his own software development consulting company. He married Ginger G.
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    David P. Anderson

    David P. Anderson

    • Software: Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing
    David Pope Anderson (born 1955) is a Research Scientist at the Space Sciences Laboratory, at the University of California, Berkeley, and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Houston. Anderson leads the SETI@home, BOINC, Bossa and Bolt software projects. Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC), became useful as a platform for several distributed applications in areas as diverse as mathematics, medicine, molecular biology, climatology, and astrophysics.]] Anderson received a BA in Mathematics from Wesleyan University, and MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. From 1985 to 1992 he was an Assistant Professor in the UC Berkeley Computer Science Department, where he received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator and IBM Faculty Development awards. His research focused on distributed systems for handling digital audio and video in real time. He later worked at Sonic Solutions, where he developed the first distributed system for digital audio editing, and at Tunes.com, where he developed web-based systems for music discovery based on psychometrics, acoustics, and other models. In 1995
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    Dokeos

    Dokeos

    • Software: Dokeos
    Dokeos is an open source corporate learning suite with four components: AUTHOR to build e-learning content, LMS to handle interaction with learners, SHOP to sell a course catalog, and EVALUATE for assessment and certification. Dokeos is based in France, where it has been widely used, and has had substantial international reach. The Dokeos open source program is a fork of Claroline, which it eclipsed in popularity. It has evolved into a commercial solution with 4.2 million users as of 2012. In 2008, an "unpaid independent review" concluded that the Dokeos user community was active and supportive and had helped develop the program. The user community had contributed many extensions including RSS Readers, polling, reservation, peer review, and grade book capabilities. Particular assistance has come from AXA, Alcon Labs, Banque Postale, Carrier Transicold, Daiichi-Sankyo, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), French Red Cross, Medtronic and SGS. Dokeos is programmed in PHP, Javascript and HTML. It is SCORM compliant. An independent report by Kineo in 2008 commended Dokeos for simplicity, usability, SCORM compliance, strong reporting capability, and features such as virtual classroom and rapid
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    Elgato

    Elgato

    • Software: EyeTV
    ElgatoSystems is a hardware and software manufacturer that makes television viewing and recording products specifically for the Macintosh family of personal computers, including EyeTV software. Founded in 1992 by Markus Fest, who also created the Toast CD-burning software for Macintosh, Elgato is a privately held company based in Germany with US offices in San Francisco, California. Elgato's first EyeTV product was unveiled on September 29th at the 2002 Macworld Expo in New York. Made of white plastic and roughly the size of a paperback book, the $199 device was USB 1.1-based and had an analog NTSC TV tuner. While it could only record in the lesser-quality MPEG-1 format, the EyeTV was the first Macintosh-based TV tuner to offer the highly-coveted TiVo-like ability to 'pause and replay' live TV. It was also the first Mac-based TV tuner to partner with TitanTV, a free online TV-programming guide, to permit the scheduled recording of upcoming TV shows. The EyeTV's (identically-named) software was easy to use and configure, letting users choose different recording settings, and different viewable-TV window sizes, including full-screen. And because virtually any recent (G3 or better)
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    Georgia SoftWorks

    Georgia SoftWorks

    • Software: Georgia SoftWorks Universal Terminal Server
    Established in 1991, Georgia SoftWorks is a privately held software development company recognized for creating high performance data communications, system and telecommunication applications. Georgia SoftWorks has obtained worldwide presence with its industrial SSH/Telnet Server for Microsoft Windows. GSW long-term commitment to SSH/Telnet has led to the pioneering of major features such as Session Shadowing, Session Monitoring, Graceful Termination, Automatic Logon, Logon Scripting and client based session sharing, swapping, transfer and recovery of disconnected sessions. GSW is also well known for the first practical implementation certificate based logon for SSH Server for Windows.
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    Hwsuite.com

    Hwsuite.com

    Heavenward is a computer security company in 2007, we create this site for distributing our own software creations. At the time, our goal was to create useful applications that everyone could use as freeware, and my first software was a simple but very versatile keylogger called LightLogger. We now offer a number of applications, including LightLogger (no longer free!), that I continue to improve in our free time.
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    John Carmack

    John Carmack

    • Software: id Tech 4
    John D. Carmack II (born August 20, 1970) is an American game programmer and the co-founder of id Software. Carmack was the lead programmer of the id computer games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Rage and their sequels. Carmack is best known for his innovations in 3D graphics, and is also a rocketry enthusiast and the founder and lead engineer of Armadillo Aerospace. Carmack, son of local television news reporter Stan Carmack, grew up in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area where he became interested in computers at an early age. He attended Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas and Raytown South High School in nearby Raytown, Missouri. As reported in David Kushner's Masters of Doom, "when Carmack was 14, he broke into a school to help a group of kids steal Apple II computers, but during the attempted break-in one of the kids set off the silent alarm. John was arrested, and sent for psychiatric evaluation (the report mentions 'no empathy for other human beings'). Carmack was then sentenced to a year in a juvenile home." When he was asked "if you had not been caught, would you consider doing it again?" he answered "yes, probably." However, when the
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    MTV Networks

    MTV Networks

    • Software: MTV News
    Viacom Media Networks (known as MTV Networks until 2011), is a division of media conglomerate Viacom that oversees the operations of many television channels and Internet brands, including the original MTV (Music Television) channel in the United States. Sibling to Viacom Media Networks is Viacom International Media Networks. The company was established in 1984 after Warner Communications and American Express decided to divest the basic cable assets of Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, renaming it MTV Networks, Inc. Warner-Amex originally created and owned Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1 and The Movie Channel (TMC). Viacom acquired 66% of the company in 1985, and then acquired the remaining interest in 1986. It was then folded into Viacom International Inc., a subsidiary of Viacom Inc., and is no longer a distinct legal entity. Year in parentheses denotes when channel was brought into the MTV Networks fold. MTV Networks' family of brands is divided into three sections, based on the type of television programming and audiences they serve. Channel created by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment prior to 1984. Channel originally owned by CBS, became part of MTV Networks when CBS merged with
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    Newspaperdirect

    Newspaperdirect

    • Software: Press Reader
    NewspaperDirect Inc. is a digital newspaper distribution and publishing operator with headquarters in Vancouver, Canada and offices in New York, London, Vienna and Düsseldorf. Founded in 1999, NewspaperDirect has agreements with over 1,400 newspaper and magazine publishers from 87 countries to market, sell and/or print their publications around the world and over the internet. Print-On-Demand is the company's digital newspaper printing network, with over 100 licensed partners, at more than 1,200 print locations in 105 countries. Same-day editions of international publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, the International Herald Tribune, The Times, Le Figaro, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Daily Mail, El País, South China Morning Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Il Giornale are available to luxury hotels, libraries, cruise ships, corporate offices, yachts, retail outlets, research facilities, home subscribers, international summits/events and Web browsers. In 2005, NewspaperDirect introduced its two digital platforms, PressDisplay.com (an online newspaper kiosk) and SmartEdition (a universal
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    OASIS

    OASIS

    The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) is a global consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business and web service standards. With its headquarters in the United States, members of the consortium decide how and what work is undertaken through an open, democratic process. Technical work is carried out under the following categories: Web Services, e-Commerce, Security, Law & Government, Supply Chain, Computing Management, Application Focus, Document-Centric, XML Processing, Conformance/Interop, and Industry Domains. OASIS was first formed as SGML Open in 1993 as a trade association of SGML tool vendors to cooperatively promote the adoption of SGML through mainly educational activities, though some amount of technical activity was also pursued including an update of the CALS Table Model specification and specifications for fragment interchange and entity management. In 1998, with the movement of the high tech industry to XML, SGML Open changed its emphasis from SGML to XML, and changed its name to OASIS Open to be inclusive of XML and any future structured information standards. The focus of the consortium's
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    Robert S. Langer

    Robert S. Langer

    • Software: Vector Linux
    Robert S. Langer (born August 29, 1948 in Albany, New York) is an American engineer and the David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was formerly the Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and maintains activity in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. He is also a faculty member of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. He is a widely recognized and cited researcher in biotechnology, especially in the fields of drug delivery systems and tissue engineering. Langer's research laboratory at MIT is the largest biomedical engineering lab in the world, maintaining about $10 million in annual grants and over 100 researchers. Dr. Langer is also currently on the board of directors at Advanced Cell Technology. He was awarded the 2012 Priestley Medal. Langer is widely regarded for his contributions to medicine and the emerging fields of biotechnology. He is considered a pioneer of many new technologies, including transdermal delivery systems, which allow the administration of drugs or
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    Sean Egan

    Sean Egan

    • Software: Pidgin
    Sean Egan is a software engineer at Google, where he worked on Google Talk and is currently working on Google Maps. He is the former project leader of Pidgin, a popular instant messaging client. He is also the author of the book Open Source Messaging Application Development: Building and Extending Gaim. Born on April 5, 1982, in Long Island, New York, Sean Egan graduated from Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York and earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Binghamton University with a major in computer science. He has been a major contributor to the field of open-source real-time communication software since 2000, when he started working on Pidgin, an open-source, multi-protocol, cross-platform instant messaging application. Sean Egan became an official part of the Pidgin team in January 2001 and was maintainer of Pidgin from early 2002 until April 2008 when he announced his retirement. He was hired by Google, Inc. in September 2005 as a software engineer on the Google Talk team. As a leader of the libjingle project, Sean Egan is focusing his efforts on ensuring interoperability in the voice features of XMPP-based instant messaging clients.
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    Symantec Corporation

    Symantec Corporation

    • Software: Symantec LiveUpdate
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is an American global computer security software corporation headquartered in Mountain View, California. It is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500 stock market index. Founded in 1982 by Gary Hendrix with a National Science Foundation grant, Symantec was originally focused on artificial intelligence-related projects, including a database program. Hendrix hired several Stanford University natural language processing researchers as the company's first employees, among them Barry Greenstein (professional poker player and developer of the word processor component within Q&A). In 1984 it became clear that the advanced natural language and database system that Symantec had developed could not be ported from DEC minicomputers to the PC. This left Symantec without a product, but with expertise in natural language database query systems and technology. As a result, later in 1984 Symantec was acquired by another, smaller software startup company, C&E Software, founded by Denis Coleman and Gordon Eubanks and headed by Eubanks. C&E Software was in the process of developing an integrated file management and word processing program. The merged
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    Time Inc.

    Time Inc.

    • Software: TIME Mobile
    Time Inc. is a subsidiary of the media conglomerate Time Warner, the company formed by the 1990 merger of the original Time Inc. and Warner Communications. It publishes 130 magazines, most notably its namesake, Time. Other magazines include Sports Illustrated, Fortune, People, InStyle, Life, GOLF Magazine, Southern Living, Essence, This Old House, All You and Entertainment Weekly. It also owns the UK magazine house IPC Media, whose major titles include What's On TV, NME, Country Life, Marie Claire and Nuts. Time Inc. also owns the rights to LIFE, a well known magazine that has been published in many different formats. Time Inc. currently owns and runs LIFE.com, a website dedicated to news and photography. In 2008, Time Inc. launched Maghound, an internet-based magazine membership service that features approximately 300 magazine titles from both Time Inc. brands and external publishing companies. On January 19, 2010, Time Inc acquired StyleFeeder, a personal shopping engine. In August 2010 Time Inc. announced that Ann S. Moore, its chairman and chief executive, would step down as CEO and be replaced by Jack Griffin, an executive with Meredith Corporation, the nation's second-largest
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