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How the Wireless Revolution Will Make a Better World

By Paula Reinman Co-authored by Marty Cooper 44 years ago this month, cell phone pioneer and 2013 Marconi Fellow, Marty Cooper, made the world’s first call from a mobile phone and fundamentally changed the way we communicate by recognizing…

Marconi Society Board Member Andrea Goldsmith Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects 228 National and International Scholars, Artists, Philanthropists, and Business Leaders The 237th class of members includes philanthropist and singer-songwriter John Legend, award-winning actress…
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Starving in the Land of Plenty: The True Story of Consumer Bandwidth

By John Cioffi Co-authored by Hatti Hamlin Why is it that we’re surrounded by bandwidth - with a few gigabits per second going through our bodies at any one time between cell, Wi-Fi, and TV services - and yet we have trouble streaming…

Marconi Fellow Tim Berners-Lee Wins Prestigious Turing Award

CSAIL researcher honored for inventing the web and developing the protocols that spurred its global use. MIT Professor Tim Berners-Lee, the researcher who invented the World Wide Web and is one of the world’s most influential voices…
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The Internet’s Wild Ride: From Trust to Cybersecurity Threats

By Leonard Kleinrock Co-authored by Paula Reinman On March 31, 1976, Queen Elizabeth II sent the first e-mail to come from a head of state. With assistance from my colleague and fellow Marconi Prize winner, Peter Kirstein, who set up the…

Marconi Society Sponors WCNC2017 Poster Session for IEEE Communications Society

In keeping with its commitment to encouraging young scientists in communications-related fields, the Marconi Society sponsored the poster session at WCNC2017, an annual meeting of the IEEE Communications Society.  WCNC2017 was co-chaired this…

Marconi Fellow Bob Metcalfe on Encouraging More Startups at the University of Texas at Austin

By Hojun Choi, Silicon Hills News University of Texas president Greg Fenves and Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, explored ways that universities can have a bigger impact on the world at the “Research Universities Should be Better at…

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…