The Marconi Society News

Vint Cerf: Marconi Society Chair and Google's Internet Evangelist on the Next Steps in Connectivity

By Catherine Cheney, Devex AUSTIN, Texas — Vint Cerf — one of the fathers of the internet and now “chief internet evangelist” at Google — drew a massive crowd at South by Southwest this week for his talk on “An Internet For And…

Tim Berners-Lee: We Must Tackle Fake News for the Benefit of All of Humanity

By Lucy Handley, special to CNBC Worldwide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee has called on online giants including Google and Facebook to tackle the spread of fake news online, in an open message published to mark the web's 28th birthday. "Over…
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One Thing You Can Do to Help a Young Researcher's Career

Do you know an outstanding young researcher in networking and communications? Each year the Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and related technologies, searches the world for a diverse group…

Georgia Tech Named as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering, led by Marconi Society Board Member and George P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing Zvi Galil, has been named to Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies in 2017 for its innovative…
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Marconi Fellow and Board Member Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Marconi Fellow Whitfield Diffie and Board member Andrea Goldsmith have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Diffie, an advisor to Redwood City-based Black Ridge Technology, was honored for the invention of public key cryptography…
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‘Father of the Cell Phone,’ 88, Still Bullish on Mobile

By Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle December 28, 2016 Martin “Marty” Cooper claimed his place in technology history 43 years ago when he demonstrated a handheld cellular phone. But back then, he didn’t grasp how fully the…
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Irwin Jacobs: From Telecom Mogul to Salk Institute Leader

By Chris Emery, The San Diego Union-Tribune December 27, 2016 Irwin Jacobs recently stepped down as chairman of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, replaced by Gateway computer founder Ted Waitt. During Jacobs’ decade-long…
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Vinton G. Cerf to Lead Marconi Society

By Paula Reinman Internet pioneer to carry on Marconi’s legacy by recognizing major technology contributors, continuing support for promising researchers and promoting sustainable technology MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, November 17, 2016 The…