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Blekko Interview -- Rich Skrenta
Blekko Interview -- Rich Skrenta
Published: 2012/02/17
Channel: TechCrunch
Future of Search: Rich Skrenta, Co-founder and CEO Blekko
Future of Search: Rich Skrenta, Co-founder and CEO Blekko
Published: 2011/02/10
Channel: O'Reilly
- Startups - Rich Skrenta, founder of Blekko
- Startups - Rich Skrenta, founder of Blekko
Published: 2011/03/10
Channel: This Week In Startups
Interview: Rich Skrenta, Founder & CEO of Topix.net News Ag.
Interview: Rich Skrenta, Founder & CEO of Topix.net News Ag.
Published: 2006/11/22
Channel: buzzpal
Wahwah
Wahwah
Published: 2012/02/17
Channel: TechCrunch
Companies are bought not sold - Rich Skrenta
Companies are bought not sold - Rich Skrenta
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: svasevideo
- Startups - Rich Skrenta, Founder of Blekko
- Startups - Rich Skrenta, Founder of Blekko
Published: 2011/03/09
Channel: This Week In Startups
How my first startup was sold - Rich Skrenta
How my first startup was sold - Rich Skrenta
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: svasevideo
UNFAIR ADVANTAGE: (Robert Kiyosaki) The Power of Financial Education
UNFAIR ADVANTAGE: (Robert Kiyosaki) The Power of Financial Education
Published: 2014/03/27
Channel: David C.
Fat, rich, old and now expensive
Fat, rich, old and now expensive
Published: 2013/02/19
Channel: Financial Times
How to handle the 800lb Gorilla - Rich Skrenta
How to handle the 800lb Gorilla - Rich Skrenta
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: svasevideo
Funding in Current Environment for Blekko - Rich Skrenta
Funding in Current Environment for Blekko - Rich Skrenta
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: svasevideo
We made every single mistake one can - Rich Skrenta
We made every single mistake one can - Rich Skrenta
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: svasevideo
What is your unfair advantage and how to build it - Rich Skrenta
What is your unfair advantage and how to build it - Rich Skrenta
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: svasevideo
Rich Skrenta, CEO of Blekko - Extraction Point with John Furrier
Rich Skrenta, CEO of Blekko - Extraction Point with John Furrier
Published: 2011/08/08
Channel: SiliconANGLE
How Much Is The Creator Of Craigslist Worth?
How Much Is The Creator Of Craigslist Worth?
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: simple sparky
holdek jara skrenta
holdek jara skrenta
Published: 2013/06/07
Channel: Wiaderko mobyhash
When the mouse made the elephant dance - Rich Skrenta
When the mouse made the elephant dance - Rich Skrenta
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: svasevideo
Jim Blasingame with Rich Skrenta November 8, 2010
Jim Blasingame with Rich Skrenta November 8, 2010
Published: 2011/04/05
Channel: jimblasingame
The Definition of A Good Startup
The Definition of A Good Startup
Published: 2013/09/10
Channel: TheStreet
Michael Arrington interviews the Blekko founders
Michael Arrington interviews the Blekko founders
Published: 2012/02/17
Channel: TechCrunch
Taxpayer Bailout of Rich CEOs a Smashing Success
Taxpayer Bailout of Rich CEOs a Smashing Success
Published: 2009/09/09
Channel: theGlobalReport
A new kind of socially-biased search engine: Blekko
A new kind of socially-biased search engine: Blekko
Published: 2010/08/26
Channel: Robert Scoble
- Startups - Mikkel Svane, Founder of ZenDesk
- Startups - Mikkel Svane, Founder of ZenDesk
Published: 2011/03/15
Channel: This Week In Startups
Blekko weighs in on the Content Farm dilemma
Blekko weighs in on the Content Farm dilemma
Published: 2011/03/14
Channel: This Week In Startups
Blekko Enters the Search Engine Race
Blekko Enters the Search Engine Race
Published: 2013/07/13
Channel: FastTheLatestNews
What Is The Name Of The First Computer Virus?
What Is The Name Of The First Computer Virus?
Published: 2017/07/19
Channel: best sparky
Top 10 Most Popular Search Engine in the World
Top 10 Most Popular Search Engine in the World
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: ABBE
Blekko Enters the Search Engine Race
Blekko Enters the Search Engine Race
Published: 2013/06/23
Channel: FastNews365
Sins and CEOs Author Richard Moran Interview with Verne Harnish- Fortune Growth Summit
Sins and CEOs Author Richard Moran Interview with Verne Harnish- Fortune Growth Summit
Published: 2012/10/24
Channel: Verne Harnish
blekko: Introducing ROCKZi, News Content that Matters to You Most
blekko: Introducing ROCKZi, News Content that Matters to You Most
Published: 2012/09/13
Channel: Rackspace Studios, SFO
Interview With FriendFeed CEO Paul Buchheit
Interview With FriendFeed CEO Paul Buchheit
Published: 2009/08/17
Channel: TechCrunch
Skrenta
Skrenta
Published: 2012/05/03
Channel: Saulius Kavaliukas
Creepypasta Cosas inexplicables
Creepypasta Cosas inexplicables
Published: 2016/07/11
Channel: Sensei75
What
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Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: Joe Gilder Music
Blogworld Expo 2011: Blekko
Blogworld Expo 2011: Blekko
Published: 2011/11/14
Channel: nosillacast
Pembuat Virus Komputer Pertama
Pembuat Virus Komputer Pertama
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: Youtube Report
Blekko, the search engine disrupter at SES New York 2011
Blekko, the search engine disrupter at SES New York 2011
Published: 2011/03/24
Channel: SES Events
- Startups - Blair Harrison Founder of Frequency
- Startups - Blair Harrison Founder of Frequency
Published: 2011/03/02
Channel: This Week In Startups
SEO Pros Flock To Blekko In Post-Yahoo Site Explorer Landscape
SEO Pros Flock To Blekko In Post-Yahoo Site Explorer Landscape
Published: 2012/06/04
Channel: searchengineworld
- Startups - Andy Dunn, founder of Bonobos
- Startups - Andy Dunn, founder of Bonobos
Published: 2011/03/05
Channel: This Week In Startups
İlk bilgisayar virüsü ne zaman yazıldı?
İlk bilgisayar virüsü ne zaman yazıldı?
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: PERPA TV
Who Made The First Computer Virus?
Who Made The First Computer Virus?
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: Wen Wen
Blekko Search Engine Founder Makes Case: Vying for 3rd Place in the Search Space
Blekko Search Engine Founder Makes Case: Vying for 3rd Place in the Search Space
Published: 2011/01/26
Channel: searchengineworld
Who Made The First Computer Virus?
Who Made The First Computer Virus?
Published: 2017/07/19
Channel: best sparky
Remove WannaCryptor Ransomware Virus And Restore  WCRY Files 1
Remove WannaCryptor Ransomware Virus And Restore WCRY Files 1
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: Casa del Sol Cumaral Meta
Farsight 2011:  Beyond the Search Box Highlights
Farsight 2011: Beyond the Search Box Highlights
Published: 2011/02/08
Channel: Big Think
Matt Skrenta Junior Highlights
Matt Skrenta Junior Highlights
Published: 2010/05/18
Channel: IWantEgg1
What Is The History Of A Computer Virus?
What Is The History Of A Computer Virus?
Published: 2017/07/17
Channel: wise sparky
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WHAT IS CYBER CRIME???
Published: 2017/09/02
Channel: MS TECH
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Rich Skrenta, CEO of blekko (depicted in 2009, age 42)

Richard "Rich" Skrenta (born 1967 (age 49–50) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a computer programmer and Silicon Valley entrepreneur who created the web search engine blekko.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 1967, Skrenta was born in Pittsburgh. In 1982, at age 15, as a high school student at Mt. Lebanon High School, Skrenta wrote the Elk Cloner virus that infected Apple II machines. It is widely believed to have been one of the first large-scale self-spreading personal computer viruses ever created.[2]

Skrenta graduated[when?] from Northwestern University.[citation needed]

Between 1989 and 1991, Skrenta worked at Commodore Business Machines with Amiga Unix.[citation needed]

In 1989, Skrenta started working on a multiplayer simulation game. In 1994, it was launched under the name Olympia as a pay-for-play PBEM game by Shadow Island Games.[3]

Between 1991 and 1995, Skrenta worked at Unix System Labs and from 1996 to 1998 with IP-level encryption at Sun Microsystems. He later left Sun and became one of the founders of DMOZ. He stayed on board after the Netscape acquisition, and continued to work on the directory as well as Netscape Search, AOL Music, and AOL Shopping.[citation needed]

After his stint at AOL, Skrenta went on to cofound Topix LLC, a Web 2.0 company in the news aggregation & forums market.[4]

In 2005, Skrenta and his fellow cofounders sold a 75% share of Topix to a newspaper consortium made up of Tribune, Gannett, and Knight Ridder.[5]

In the late 2000s, Skrenta headed the startup company Blekko Inc, which was an Internet search engine.[5] Blekko received early investment support from Marc Andreessen[6] and began public beta testing on November 1, 2010.[7]

In 2015, Blekko, both the company and search engine, were acquired by IBM for their Watson computer system.[8]

Skrenta was involved[when?][how?] in the development of VMS Monster an old MUD for VMS. VMS Monster was part of the inspiration for TinyMUD. He is also known for his role in developing TASS, an ancestor of tin,[9] the popular threaded Usenet newsreader for Unix systems.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arrington, Michael (2008-01-02). "The Next Google Search Challenger: Blekko". TechCrunch, 2 January 2008. Retrieved from https://techcrunch.com/2008/01/02/the-next-google-search-challenger-blekko/.
  2. ^ Associated Press (2007-08-31). "Prank starts 25 years of computer security woes". CTV. 
  3. ^ Olympia homepage
  4. ^ USA Today (2007-04-01). "Interview with Topix founder Rich Skrenta". Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  5. ^ a b Start-Up Blekko Tries to Take On Google The Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2010
  6. ^ Stealth Search Engine Blekko Gets Money From Marc Andreessen, SoftTech TechCrunch, May 14, 2008
  7. ^ Wollman, Dana (2010-11-02). "Blekko launches human-driven search engine". News & Record. Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  8. ^ "Data, Data, Everywhere Data. Now a Better Way to Understand It". IBM. March 27, 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  9. ^ Tass threaded newsreader Rich Skrenta's Official Tass Page

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