- January 15, 2020
Born March 26, 1973, to Michigan State University computer professors, Larry Page is one of the co-founders of Google, with Sergey Brin. The two met as graduate students at Stanford, where Page earned a Master’s degree in computer science after graduating from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering.
Page and Brin had a mutual interest in data-mining, which led them to co-authoring the groundbreaking paper “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine” in 1995, addressing the needs of search engines in light of the expanding internet and...
- January 13, 2020
Philanthropist Warren Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on August 30, 1930. The son of a stock broker, he began work in his father’s brokerage at the age of 11, and by the time he graduated high school five years later, he owned a pinball machine company and 40 acres of land he rented to...
- January 13, 2020
One of the co-founders of Apple Computers (now Apple Inc.) and a former CEO of Pixar, Steve Jobs has been one of the major American consumer technology visionaries since the late 1970s. In an industry that has so often leaned towards the utilitarian and the esoteric, he was a pioneer in user-friendly design.
Born in San...
Born in Ann Arbor on May 20, 1913, before moving to San Francisco at age 3, Bill Hewlett was the co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard Company, with David Packard.
Packard and Hewlett met as undergraduates at Stanford, and in 1939, after Hewlett finished his graduate engineering work at Stanford and MIT, the two began working out...
Mark Zuckerberg, born May 14, 1984, was a Harvard undergraduate when he started the Facebook social networking website.
An early fan of computers who had developed a “smart” mp3 player in high school, Zuckerberg had previously been reprimanded by the Harvard administration for his Facemash site, a Harvard-specific photo rating site that operated like HotOrNot.com...
Co-founder of the YouTube website, Jawed Karim was born in East Germany in 1979, and soon moved to West Germany and thence to the United States.
He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, but left prior to graduating to become an employee at internet company PayPal (he later completed his coursework by mail and...