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BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen has earned a spot in the Internet hall of fame already, but he is not yet done with disruptive peer-to-peer technologies. This week Cohen was granted a patent for his BitTorrent-based streaming technology, which may be the start of a new breakthrough. Show More Summary
We almost missed this one. Finding Baseball Hall of Fame players who rally against the steroids era superstars entering Cooperstown is easy. We have written about it here, and the internet is littered with stories about it. However,Show More Summary
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's announcement that Miley Cyrus would be inducting Joan Jett at this year's ceremonies provoked a wrecking ball-sized outpouring of Internet outrage. But on Saturday night at Cleveland's Public Hall, Cyrus demonstrated that, even if she didn't give a damn about her own bad reputation, she...
A new Billboard piece offers some behind-the-scenes insight into the creaky, Jann Wenner-centric method behind the selection of potential inductees to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. With inductions coming next week, just who gets into...Show More Summary
Dear Ms. O'Dell, it is my pleasure to inform you that we are able to offer you a spot on the Internet. (via Siobhan O'Dell on Tumblr) Siobhan O'Dell isn't going to Duke University, but that's OK—Duke isn't a school for funny people, and O'Dell's response to being rejected by the Tobacco Ivy proves she's definitely one of those. Show More Summary
The Steve Austin Show on Tuesday’s family-friendly edition took on a number of listener questions, but few were as potentially controversial as one concerning the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. Many in the Internet Wrestling Community (IWC)...Show More Summary
As of 2015, veteran California thrash outfit Slayer is still not in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. But now the band has been honored in another, perhaps even rarer way: a YouTube hand fart parody of one of its most memorable and controversial songs. Show More Summary
This article is dedicated to the memory of the late Clem Comly, who did more than anyone to put together the Retrosheet.org public database of baseball statistics that made this article and all Internet baseball encyclopedias possible. Read more...
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Last March, TechCrunch covered one of the World Startup Report’s first releases. Now the organization is back with an ambitious project that gathers insight from 150 companies in 50 countries with the idea of guiding aspiring entrepreneurs in different markets. Read More
A Management Hall of Fame exists, at least on the internet and in Mario Gabelli’s imagination. And Carl Icahn will be enshrined therein. Of course, Uncle Carl isn’t the only member of the Gamco Hall’s Class of 2014: Matthew Shattock, CEO of Beam Inc., will also be immortalized in pixels. Show More Summary
During his Hall of Fame NBA career, Shaquille O'Neal went by a plethora of nicknames — the Big Aristotle, the Big Shaqtus and the Big Shamrock among them Now, it's time to add a new jumbo-sized moniker to Shaq's list: The Big Networker See...Show More Summary
Leonard Kleinrock of Wired reports, “[On Friday] in Hong Kong 24 new inductees were welcomed into the Internet Hall of Fame, which was launched by the Internet Society in 2012 to recognize individuals who have pushed the boundaries of technological and social innovation through the design and advancement of the global Internet. Show More Summary
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Each year, the Internet Hall of Fame recognises people from all over the world who have each been instrumental in building and advocating for an open internet. Past inductees have included everyone from Vint Cerf to Aaron Swartz. And, yes, also Al Gore. And this year’s crop is full of luminaries past and present. More »
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Last night, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath tried to break the Internet by showing up for the Super Bowl coin toss in an enormous mink. Naturally, PETA immediately tweeted its displeasure. Not long after, it spawned a Twitter account of its own and quickly became the Pharrell hat of... More »