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Encyclopedia > Marc Andreessen
Plaque commemorating the creation of Mosaic web browser by Bina and Andreessen, new NCSA building, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Plaque commemorating the creation of Mosaic web browser by Bina and Andreessen, new NCSA building, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Marc Andreessen (born 9. July, 1971 in New Lisbon, Wisconsin) is the chair of Opsware, a software company, and cofounder of Ning, a consumer Internet company. He is best known as a cofounder of Netscape Communications Corporation and co-author of Mosaic, the first widely-used web browser. In 2005, it came out that he is one of the people behind Ning, which recently launched a free "playground" for social software. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 2818 KB) Summary A plaque commemorating the creation of the Mosaic Web browser at National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 2818 KB) Summary A plaque commemorating the creation of the Mosaic Web browser at National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ... Mosaic is a World Wide Web browser and Gopher client developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) beginning in 1992, and officially ending on January 7, 1997. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Look up July in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... New Lisbon is a city located in Juneau County, Wisconsin. ... Opsware, Inc. ... Ning is a social/tagging playground co-founded by Marc Andreessen (of Netscape fame) and Gina Bianchini. ... Netscape Communications Corporation was the publisher of the Netscape Navigator web browser as well as many other internet and intranet client and server software products. ... Mosaic is a World Wide Web browser and Gopher client developed at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) beginning in 1992, and officially ending on January 7, 1997. ... Ning is a social/tagging playground co-founded by Marc Andreessen (of Netscape fame) and Gina Bianchini. ... Social software enables people to rendezvous, connect or collaborate through computer-mediated communication and to form online communities. ...

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Education

Andreessen received his Bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As an undergraduate, he interned one summer at IBM in Austin, Texas. He also worked at the university's National Center for Supercomputing Applications, where he became familiar with Tim Berners-Lee's open standards for the World Wide Web. Andreessen and a full-time salaried co-worker Eric Bina worked on creating a user-friendly browser with integrated graphics that would work on a wide range of computers. The resulting code was the Mosaic web browser. Andreessen was fastidious in monitoring and responding to all user comments for suggestions and improvements to the browser, which fueled its accessibility and its popularity. Who is his father? The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Computer science, or computing science, is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, also known as UIUC and the U of I (the officially preferred abbreviation), is the flagship campus in the University of Illinois system. ... now. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Travis County Mayor Will Wynn Area    - City 669. ... Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... National Center for Supercomputing Applications NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St. ... Sir Tim Berners-Lee Sir Tim (Timothy John) Berners-Lee, KBE (TimBL or TBL) (b. ... The Web and WWW redirect here. ... Eric Bina is the co-creator of Mosaic and the co-founder of Netscape. ...


Netscape

After his graduation from the university in 1993, Andreessen moved to California to work at Enterprise Integration Technologies. Andreessen then met with Jim Clark, the recently-departed founder of Silicon Graphics. Clark believed that the Mosaic browser had great commercial possibilities and suggested starting an Internet software company. Soon Mosaic Communications Corporation was in business in Mountain View, California, with Andreessen as cofounder and vice president of technology. The University of Illinois was unhappy with the company's use of the Mosaic name, so Mosaic Communications changed its name to Netscape Communications, and its flagship web browser was the Netscape Navigator. 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This article is becoming very long. ... Dr. James H. Clark (born 1944) first became famous for technological advancement in computer graphics but later became known as a successful entrepreneur. ... Silicon Graphics, Inc. ... Netscape Communications Corporation was the publisher of the Netscape Navigator web browser as well as many other internet and intranet client and server software products. ... For the community near Martinez, California, see Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Netscape Navigator, also known as Netscape, was a proprietary web browser that was popular during the 1990s. ...


In the year between the formation of the company and its IPO, Andreessen engaged in extensive public outreach on behalf of his vision of the web browser's potential, something he had in fact done continuously since making the decision to distribute Mosaic for free via the Internet.


One of these events, hosted by Internet commercialization pioneer Ken McCarthy, was captured on video [1] and provides a unique look at the state of the web between the time Andreessen and his colleagues launched Mosaic and the time became web browsers and servers became mainstream commercial products. At the time of the recording, Andreessen was 23 years old. Video is the technology of electronically capturing, recording, processing, storing, transmitting, and reconstructing a sequence of still images which represent scenes in motion. ...


Netscape's IPO in 1995 propelled Andreessen into the public's imagination. Featured on the cover of People magazine and other publications, Andreessen became the poster-boy wunderkind of the Internet bubble generation that would repeat itself over and over: young, twenty-something, high-tech, ambitious, and worth millions (or billions) of dollars practically overnight. An initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of a corporations common shares to public investors. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... People is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human interest stories, published by Time Inc. ... A child prodigy, or simply prodigy, is someone who is a master of one or more skills or arts at an early age. ... Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ...


Netscape's success attracted the attention of Microsoft, which recognized the web's potential and wanted to put itself at the forefront of the rising Internet revolution. Microsoft licensed the Mosaic source code from Spyglass, Inc., an offshoot of the University of Illinois, and turned it into Internet Explorer. The resulting battle between the two companies became known as the Browser Wars. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Look up Spyglass in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Note: This article is about Spyglass, Inc. ... Windows Internet Explorer, previously Internet Explorer, abbreviated IE, or MSIE[1], is a graphical web browser developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. ... A rough estimation of the usage share of major web browsers by layout engines over time. ...


Netscape was acquired in 1999 for $4.2 billion by AOL, which made Andreessen its Chief Technology Officer. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Old Farts by the Sometimes-United Nations. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Chief Technical Officer or Chief Technology Officer, usually seen as CTO, is a business executive position whose holder is focused on technical issues in a company. ...


Loudcloud

However, he would soon leave to form Loudcloud, a services-based Web hosting company that underwent an IPO in 2001. Loudcloud sold its hosting business to EDS and changed its name to Opsware in 2003, where Andreessen continues to serve as chairman. Opsware, Inc. ... Web hosting is a service that provides individuals, organizations and users with online systems for storing information, images, video, or any content accessible via the Web. ... Opsware, Inc. ... Electronic Data Systems (EDS) NYSE: EDS (LSE: EDC) is a global IT consulting company that defined the outsourcing business when it was established in 1962 by Ross Perot. ... Opsware, Inc. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ...


Current ventures

Andreessen is an investor in social news website Digg and several other early-stage technology startups. His latest project is Ning, which launched in October of 2005. Digg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Ning is a social/tagging playground co-founded by Marc Andreessen (of Netscape fame) and Gina Bianchini. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Personal life

Andreessen is engaged to Laura Arrillaga [2], who is the chairwoman of the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund [3], and the daughter of Silicon Valley real estate billionaire John Arrillaga. John Arrillaga is a wealthy American businessman who made his money through real estate. ...


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