Google appoints an Internet 'evangelist'

Sep 08, 2005
Vinton Cerf

Google said Thursday Vinton Cerf will be its so-called chief Internet evangelist.

The Internet search engine said that Cerf, a former executive at MCI, will help Google build its network infrastructure, architectures and systems.

Cerf is "clearly one of the great technology leaders of our time," Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said in a news release, pointing out that he had co-designed the 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," Schmidt added.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: Hackers threaten phone in your pocket, experts warn

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Turing computing prize jumps to $1 mn (Update)

Nov 13, 2014

Prize money for the prestigious Turing Award for brilliance in the computing industry has quadrupled to $1 million after a cash injection from Google, organizers said Thursday.

Open Internet threats loom, study says

Jul 03, 2014

The future of an open Internet faces threats from government crackdowns, and "balkanization" resulting from growing concerns over broad electronic surveillance, a survey of experts showed Thursday.

Recommended for you

Watches, robots suitcases: mobile gadget highlights

6 hours ago

Tech companies showcased countless connected gadgets at the world's biggest wireless telecom fair, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which wrapped up on Thursday. Here is a selection of highlights:

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.