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Web Masters is an original podcast that explores the history of the Internet through the stories of some of its most important innovators. In each episode, host Aaron Dinin, a serial entrepreneur and digital media scholar, talks with Internet entrepreneurs who created important websites, tools, services, and features. Some are hugely popular, some you’ve never heard of, and all of them have impacted everything you do online.


You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how the Internet has enabled -- and continues to create -- some of the greatest business opportunities in history from the people who have proven they know how to build successful Internet businesses.


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Aaron Dinin - Our Host

  • Aaron began his career building Internet businesses as a college student reselling Palm Pilots online during the early days of eBay. He went on to launch multiple Web-based ventures, including content sites, consumer apps, and venture-backed SaaS companies.

    Along the way, he earned a PhD in English and began teaching entrepreneurship at Duke University. He now spends his time mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs and teaching social marketing. For more, follow Aaron on Twitter

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Rob Malda:

In the early days, I thought of us as an open source project. And it took a couple of years for me to realize, no, I’m actually building like a news platform. …

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Barry Appelman:

You know, people were always social, there were chat rooms and message boards. But this really accelerated the speed of human interaction in all venues. And on computers without buddy lists and …

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Web Masters #43: Robbie Allen
Author: Aaron Dinin

Robbie Allen:

They would bring in all of these speakers during lunch to give talks, and so I got to hear all sorts of just fascinating entrepreneurs come in and give their story. But …

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Bruce Judson:

A lot of people think about it, “Was it an experiment in Portals?” And, I guess it was an experiment, in some sense, to see how people read things, what content interested …

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Stefanie Syman:

When I was coming out of college, one, it was a horrible recession. ’91 was bad, and I graduated in ’90, so ’91 was terrible. Two, the options seemed to be four, …

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Andrew Weinreich:

Since the beginning of time, or since the beginning of community interactions, people will say, who do I know that knows, hey blank. That’s essentially how you would find a doctor or …

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Paul Mockapetris:

I discovered that MIT ran these summer classes for high school students and this computer programming one seemed interesting. We used to go over to the computer at the MIT Aero and …

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Unless you’re an Internet history buff, you’ve probably never heard of NetGravity. However, NetGravity is, in some ways, one of the most important startups in Internet history. It was the first Internet advertising company. …

The post Web Masters Episode #37: John Danner appeared first on Business Brokers Blog.

You might think using computers to find dates is a new thing, but that’s actually not true. Way back in 1965, an entrepreneur named Jeff Tarr used an IBM mainframe to build a computer …

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Online dating may have come to the Web early, but the team at OkCupid thought that those early dating websites were broken. That’s why they decided to build something better. Hear the full story …

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