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Future of Search: Rich Skrenta, Co-founder and CEO Blekko
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- Startups - Rich Skrenta, Founder of Blekko
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Rich Skrenta, CEO of Blekko - Extraction Point with John Furrier
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Jim Blasingame with Rich Skrenta November 8, 2010
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Interview: Rich Skrenta, Founder & CEO of Topix.net News Ag.
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How my first startup was sold - Rich Skrenta
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Blekko Interview -- Rich Skrenta
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Companies are bought not sold - Rich Skrenta
Companies are bought not sold - Rich Skrenta
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We made every single mistake one can - Rich Skrenta
We made every single mistake one can - Rich Skrenta
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When the mouse made the elephant dance - Rich Skrenta
When the mouse made the elephant dance - Rich Skrenta
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How to handle the 800lb Gorilla - Rich Skrenta
How to handle the 800lb Gorilla - Rich Skrenta
::2011/10/09::
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What is your unfair advantage and how to build it - Rich Skrenta
What is your unfair advantage and how to build it - Rich Skrenta
::2011/10/10::
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Funding in Current Environment for Blekko - Rich Skrenta
Funding in Current Environment for Blekko - Rich Skrenta
::2011/10/09::
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blekko: Introducing ROCKZi, News Content that Matters to You Most
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::2012/09/13::
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SEO Pros Flock To Blekko In Post-Yahoo Site Explorer Landscape
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::2012/06/04::
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Blekko Search Engine Founder Makes Case: Vying for 3rd Place in the Search Space
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::2011/01/26::
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Blekko Looks To Compete With Google By Leveraging User Wisdom
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::2010/11/01::
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A new kind of socially-biased search engine: Blekko
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::2010/08/26::
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Michael Arrington interviews the Blekko founders
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Blekko, the search engine disrupter at SES New York 2011
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Blekko Enters the Search Engine Race
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::2011/03/14::
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Matt Mireless - Extraction Point with John Furrier
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Jim Blasingame with Zoltan Acs November 5, 2010
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Jim Blasingame with Dal LaMagna November 4, 2010
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Rich Skrenta, CEO of blekko

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

In 1982, 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 be the first large-scale self-spreading personal computer virus ever created.[2]

Skrenta graduated from Northwestern University. Between 1989 and 1991 he worked at Commodore Business Machines with Amiga Unix. Between 1991 and 1995 he 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 onboard after the Netscape acquisition, and continued to work on the directory as well as Netscape Search, AOL Music and AOL Shopping. After his stint at AOL he went on to cofound Topix LLC, a Web 2.0 company in the news aggregation & forums market.[3] In 2005, he and his fellow cofounders sold a 75% share of Topix to a newspaper consortium made up of Tribune, Gannett, and Knight Ridder. Currently, he heads the startup company Blekko Inc, an internet search engine,[4] which began public beta testing on November 1, 2010[5] and recently gained Marc Andreessen as an investor.[6]

He was involved 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,[7] the popular threaded Usenet newsreader for Unix systems. In 1989 he 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.[8]

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