Halsey Minor (born 1965 in Charlottesville, Virginia) is a technology entrepreneur who founded CNET in 1992. He is Chairman, Founder of Grand Central Communications and currently investing in new companies via the On Demand Venture Fund. 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Charlottesville is an independent city located within the confines of Albemarle County in the state of Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area - Total - Width - Length - % water - Latitude - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 kmÂ² 320 km 690 km 7. ... CNET Networks Inc. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...
Minor attended Woodberry Forest School and the University of Virginia, where he was a member of St. Elmo Hall and received a degree in anthropology. After graduation, he worked at Merrill Lynch, before moving on to start his own company. In the late 1980s, he collaborated briefly with Jeff Bezos, the future founder of Amazon.com on a personalized news business plan. Minor was also the founding investor in salesforce.com. Woodberry Forest School is a private all male boarding school located in Woodberry Forest, Madison County, Virginia. ... Website Virginia. ... The Delta Phi (ÎÎ¦) fraternity was founded in 1827 at Union College. ... Anthropology (from the Greek word Î¬Î½Î¸ÏÏÏÎ¿Ï, human or person) consists of the study of humanity (see genus Homo). ... Merrill Lynch & Co. ... Jeff Bezos on the cover of TIME as Person of the Year 1999 Jeffrey Preston Bezos (born January 12, 1964) is the president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of Amazon. ... Amazon. ... Salesforce. ...
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Halsey soon took to announcing in a more conventional manner--over the broadcast airwaves instead of out a second-floor window--and his voice became a familiar one to people throughout the Upper Midwest.
Halsey left the Twins broadcast crew following the 1972 season, but his name remained synonymous with baseball in the area thanks to Hal Greenwood, the president of Midwest Federal Savings and Loan, which was the prime sponsor of Twins' broadcasts at that time.
Halsey would let the callers know how angry he was at their waking him up, but he'd also answer their question before hanging up.
Minor's challenge gift is designed to encourage other donors -- individuals, corporations, foundations and governmental entities -- to match his commitment in both funds and support for the project.
Minor hopes his gift will be a catalyst for the University to evolve and improve higher education through the innovative use of new technology.
Minor's gift offers unprecedented opportunities to help the University realize the aims of Virginia 2020, a long-term planning process that is focused on achieving higher standards of excellence in four key areas, including science and technology.
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