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Blekko Interview -- Rich Skrenta
Blekko Interview -- Rich Skrenta
Published: 2012/02/17
Channel: TechCrunch
- Startups - Rich Skrenta, Founder of Blekko
- Startups - Rich Skrenta, Founder of Blekko
Published: 2011/03/09
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
- Startups - Rich Skrenta, founder of Blekko
- Startups - Rich Skrenta, founder of Blekko
Published: 2011/03/10
Channel: This Week In Startups
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
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
Freescale CEO Interview Rich Beyer during GPPS 2011 in Guadalajara
Freescale CEO Interview Rich Beyer during GPPS 2011 in Guadalajara
Published: 2011/11/14
Channel: ElectronicosOnline
We made every single mistake one can - Rich Skrenta
We made every single mistake one can - Rich Skrenta
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: svasevideo
Companies are bought not sold - Rich Skrenta
Companies are bought not sold - 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
How to handle the 800lb Gorilla - Rich Skrenta
How to handle the 800lb Gorilla - 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
Fat, rich, old and now expensive
Fat, rich, old and now expensive
Published: 2013/02/19
Channel: Financial Times
How my first startup was sold - Rich Skrenta
How my first startup was sold - Rich Skrenta
Published: 2011/10/10
Channel: svasevideo
Topix Rebiirth intro
Topix Rebiirth intro
Published: 2013/12/16
Channel: Topix Rebiirth
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
What
What's Your Unfair Advantage? | 2-Minute Tip [18]
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: Joe Gilder Music
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
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
holdek jara skrenta
holdek jara skrenta
Published: 2013/06/07
Channel: Wiaderko mobyhash
Michael Arrington interviews the Blekko founders
Michael Arrington interviews the Blekko founders
Published: 2012/02/17
Channel: TechCrunch
Topix Dinosaur Forum
Topix Dinosaur Forum
Published: 2014/11/26
Channel: BrokenSkull
Core War
Core War
Published: 2015/12/02
Channel: Andreas Djuwaidi
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
Who Made The First Computer Virus?
Who Made The First Computer Virus?
Published: 2017/08/15
Channel: Wen Wen
Blekko Enters the Search Engine Race
Blekko Enters the Search Engine Race
Published: 2013/07/13
Channel: FastTheLatestNews
Creepypasta Cosas inexplicables
Creepypasta Cosas inexplicables
Published: 2016/07/11
Channel: Sensei75
Harvix | Research Engine for Students
Harvix | Research Engine for Students
Published: 2013/07/04
Channel: harvixinc
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
Pembuat Virus Komputer Pertama
Pembuat Virus Komputer Pertama
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: Youtube Report
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
Blekko
Blekko
Published: 2011/09/30
Channel: blekkofan
Blekko Looks To Compete With Google By Leveraging User Wisdom
Blekko Looks To Compete With Google By Leveraging User Wisdom
Published: 2010/11/01
Channel: FinancialNewsOnline
İlk bilgisayar virüsü ne zaman yazıldı?
İlk bilgisayar virüsü ne zaman yazıldı?
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: PERPA TV
Core war Announcement
Core war Announcement
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: RC 1262
Top 10 Most Popular Search Engine in the World
Top 10 Most Popular Search Engine in the World
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: ABBE
The Definition of A Good Startup
The Definition of A Good Startup
Published: 2013/09/10
Channel: TheStreet
GM names first female CEO
GM names first female CEO
Published: 2013/12/10
Channel: WXYZ-TV Detroit | Channel 7
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
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
Blekko Enters the Search Engine Race
Blekko Enters the Search Engine Race
Published: 2013/06/23
Channel: FastNews365
Blogworld Expo 2011: Blekko
Blogworld Expo 2011: Blekko
Published: 2011/11/14
Channel: nosillacast
This Week in Horror - The Walking Dead
This Week in Horror - The Walking Dead
Published: 2011/03/09
Channel: This Week In Startups
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
Taxpayer Bailout of Rich CEOs a Smashing Success
Taxpayer Bailout of Rich CEOs a Smashing Success
Published: 2009/09/09
Channel: theGlobalReport
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
Farsight 2011:  Beyond the Search Box Highlights
Farsight 2011: Beyond the Search Box Highlights
Published: 2011/02/08
Channel: Big Think
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
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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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