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Vint Cerf Joins Google

By - September 08, 2005

Cerf My my. Release in extended entry. From it:

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that it hired Vinton (Vint) Cerf, the longtime

technologist who is widely known as a “founding father” of the Internet, as Chief Internet Evangelist.

…Cerf will continue his leadership in the Internet community, and help Google build network infrastructure, architectures, systems, and standards for the next generation of Internet applications.

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From: press@google.com

Subject: Cerf’s Up At Google

Date: September 8, 2005 7:48:15 AM PDT

To: GooglePress@googlegroups.com

CERF’S UP AT GOOGLE

Vint Cerf, a Founding Father of the Internet, Joins Google as Chief

Internet Evangelist

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – September 8, 2005 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ:

GOOG) today announced that it hired Vinton (Vint) Cerf, the longtime

technologist who is widely known as a “founding father” of the

Internet, as Chief Internet Evangelist.

“Vint Cerf is clearly one of the great technology leaders of our

time,” said Google CEO Eric Schmidt of Cerf, who co-designed the

TCP/IP protocols that were used to develop the Internet’s underlying

architecture. “His vision for technology helped create entire

industries that have transformed many parts of our lives. We are

honored to welcome him to Google.”

Cerf will continue his leadership in the Internet community, and help

Google build network infrastructure, architectures, systems, and

standards for the next generation of Internet applications.

“Google has already made tremendous strides in making access to

information on the web a reality for users across the globe, but

we’re still in the Internet’s early innings,” he said. “This

medium will enjoy wider-spread use than television, radio or phones,

and will ultimately expand beyond planet Earth. Google has always

believed in doing things differently, and I believe that places us in a

unique position to help bring even the wildest Internet visions into

reality.”

Cerf joins Google from MCI, where he led technology advancements since

1982, with a break to return to research at the Corporation for

National Research Initiatives from 1986 to 1994. On his return to MCI

in 1994, he helped to put MCI on the Internet map. With Robert Kahn, he

recently received the ACM’s A.M. Turing Award, considered “the

Nobel Prize for computing,” for his achievements in computer

networking. Cerf is also working on the Interplanetary Network, a

project of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, which aims to extend the

Internet into outer space for planet-to-planet communications. He will

also continue in his role as the Chairman of the Internet Corporation

for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Please visit http://www.google.com/press/images.html for video sound

bites from Vint Cerf about this announcement.

About Google Inc.

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people

around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by

Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a

top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted

advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable

results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google

is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the

Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.


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4 thoughts on “Vint Cerf Joins Google

  1. Bud says:

    Everyone has their price these days, and Google certainly has the cash to spend on them. Larry and Sergey vision of the world, where they own all the bright people, is certainly panning out.

  2. mac says:

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  3. gregbo says:

    I would’ve commented on this before, but I’ve been really busy. I wonder if Vint Cerf will deal with click fraud. Certainly, with his background, he will understand the challenges faced trying to limit it.